World Breastfeeding Week 1 – 7 August

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.