Breastfeeding is all about giving a child breast milk. In Human, breast milk is preferred for all infants, this includes even premature and sick babies with rare exceptions. This is so because of it’s numerous advantage over milk formula.

Breastmilk helps keep baby healthy. It protects against allergies, sickness. It also protects against diseases, like diabetes and cancer. It is easily digested – no constipation, diarrhea or upset stomach. It also makes babies have healthier weights as they grow. Breast milk has hormones and the right amount of protein, sugar, fat and most vitamins to help baby grow and develop.

Monitor Healthcare Ltd (MHL) encourage all mothers to breastfeed their child (children). No alternative, every mother that has the wellbeing of her child/children at heart will breastfeed.

Breastfeeding is also the responsibility of all. It could be challenging, mentally demanding and time consuming for mothers; fathers, friends and family should support and encourage every mom to breastfeed. We all need to help.

A woman who is diagnosed with covid19, can also breastfeed their child if they wish to do so but has to follow precautions like wearing of nose mask and washing of hands or using a hand sanitizer during any contact with the baby, including while feeding.

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