SL among countries with highest breastfeeding rates

3 August 2017 01:28 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Sri Lanka had been ranked among the 23 countries that have achieved exclusive breastfeeding rates, a scorecard released by the World Health Organization and the UNICEF at the start of the World Breastfeeding Week said.

The World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1 to 7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

The 23 countries that have achieved exclusive breastfeeding rates above 60 per cent are: Bolivia, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Eritrea, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Micronesia, Federated States of Nauru, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, São Tome and Principe, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Vanuatu, and Zambia.

According to the Scorecard, which evaluate 194 nations, found that only 40 per cent of children younger than six months are breastfed exclusively (given nothing but breast milk) and only 23 countries have exclusive breastfeeding rates above 60 per cent.

The scorecard was released at the start of World Breastfeeding Week alongside a new analysis demonstrating that an annual investment of only US$4.70 per newborn is required to increase the global rate of exclusive breastfeeding among children under six months, to 50 per cent by 2025.

The scorecard compiles data from countries all over the world on the status of seven priorities set by the Global Breastfeeding Collective to increase the rate of breastfeeding.

“Breastfeeding is a vital part of providing every child with the healthiest start to life. It is a baby’s first vaccine and the best source of nutrition. It can bolster brain development. It can save 520,000 children’s lives in the next 10 years,” the scorecard said.

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 8

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • ANTON Thursday, 03 August 2017 02:04 PM

    ADVANTAGEOUS OF BREAST FEEDING. 1.)IT IS VERY NUTRITIOUS AND TASTY 2.)READY MADE , NO NEED TO BOIL WATER OR PUT ANY OTHER INGREDIENTS. 3) YOU CAN TAKE IT ANYWHERE IN ANY POSITION WITHOUT BEING SPILLED. 4.) YOU CAN KEEP IT ANY LONGER WITHOUT BEING SPOILED.

    breastfeeded Thursday, 03 August 2017 03:03 PM

    It is shame developed countries are not in the list, that is why they are behaving inhuman

    ANTON Thursday, 03 August 2017 03:48 PM

    TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY OF MILK, I PROPOSE FEEDING GRASS AND PUNNAKKU.

    Fed is best Thursday, 03 August 2017 02:26 PM

    While this is fantastic, there are many mothers who cannot breastfeed due to various reasons. The new understanding is that FED is BEST whether it be breast or formula.

    AjithZ Thursday, 03 August 2017 02:28 PM

    Some good and positive news for a change. Our news are full of crime and corruption. Hardly any good news. Think its affecting peoples mentality as well.

    Ranjit Thursday, 03 August 2017 03:27 PM

    Because tin-kiri is too expensive!

    real Thursday, 03 August 2017 03:39 PM

    we were ranked No 1 last year and Cuba was close second ,strangely Cuba is not in that list.....

    nick Thursday, 03 August 2017 06:02 PM

    thats coz baby powder milk is very expensive in sl via DM Android App


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Pad politics is back

In November 2019, in the run up to the Presidential election, Sri Lanka debat

ANYTHING FOR MONEY

Some unregulated online lenders are remotely taking control of phones of thos

Frontline cops charge negligence by high-ups worsened police cluster

The police have done an invaluable service in the frontlines to combat the CO

US Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’s Key Sri Lankan Tamil Aide

An overwhelming feeling of relief has descended upon the world-not merely th

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.