Only 46% of Mothers in India Breast-feed
Breat Milk is very important for the future of the newborns. Yet, I saw a statistic that shocked me for the Indian context.
only 46 per cent of Indian mothers breastfeed their babies during the first six months, according to a survey conducted by the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)
This information was given by senior research officer at the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad K. Damayanthi – while speaking at a function in Hyderabad on occassion of World Breast-feeding Week.
Good that at least amongst all the useless occassions for which “days” have been instituted, there is a day for reminding people on Breast feeding. The coming generation will be better off if the mothers of today can do this one favor to their kids.