The News Scroll 01 August 2020  Last Updated at 1:25 pm | Source: PTI

WCD min to organise online activities to sensitise people about importance of breastfeeding: Irani

WCD min to organise online activities to sensitise people about importance of breastfeeding: Irani
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New Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said the Women and Child Development Ministry through its field offices will organise online activities to sensitise citizens about the importance of breastfeeding.

She made the announcement on the occasion of the World Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated globally from August 1 to 7.

"In the spirit of #WorldBreastfeedingWeek''s theme of ''Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet'' and taking precautionary measures in the wake of pandemic, @MinistryWCD through its field offices will organise online activities to sensitise citizens about the imp of breastfeeding," Irani said in a tweet.

Underlining the importance of breastfeeding in a child''s life, Irani said breast milk known as ''liquid gold'' is the protective shield that acts as first immunisation providing holistic nutrition and immunity against infections.

"Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of child''s birth and continuing thereafter for at least two years is crucial to combat malnutrition. India joins the Global community in observing #WorldBreastfeedingWeek2020 to sensitise people about the importance of this practice," she tweeted.

"Breast Milk known as ''liquid gold'' is the protective shield a child receives from the mother; it acts as first immunization providing holistic nutrition and immunity against infections. Therefore, it is imperative to encourage breastfeeding for well-being and survival of children," the minister added. PTI UZM SNE


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