- 3 Aug, 2020
Saudi Pediatric Association - SPA
World Breastfeeding Week 2020
August 1 - 7
SPA supports breastfeeding
The Saudi Pediatric Association in collaboration with the IPA, feel it is particularly
important to increase online engagement over the year in light of the COVID-19 outbreak
IPA supports breastfeeding
Together, we can make positive change for breastfeeding families! WBW 2020
Breastfeeding provides the most critical nutrition for all infants.
We are committed to actively promote and support breastfeeding as a fundamental child right, for both survival and optimizing health and development.
The best start for a healthy life of each and every child begins with exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 months.
Breastfeeding children leads to lower morbidity and mortality including lower risk of otitis media, obesity, allergies, and cardiovascular disease.
Breastfeeding prevents life-threatening and Non-communicable Diseases.
Breastfeeding mothers are less likely to develop breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type II diabetes, postpartum depression.
Preterm breastfed babies have less chances of sepis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, necrotizing enterocolitis and retinopathy of prematurity.