Every year the world marks breastfeeding week from August 1st to August 7th.

It represents a global celebration of breastfeeding efforts including breastfeeding promotion, support, education, research, and progressive trends.

Breastfeeding INSTEAD is its own language- A language of joy, bonding, growth, and nutrition spoken from one body to another without sound.

There is no other substance on earth like breastmilk.

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival.

Breastfeeding is safe, clean, readily available, and contains almost all antibodies to protect against many childhood illnesses.

As per WHO exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for up to six months.

WHO and UNICEF state that breastfed children perform better on intelligence tests, lesser likely to be overweight/ obese, and are less prone to develop diabetes later in life.

Not just for babies, breastfeeding is also beneficial for mothers. WHO says that women who are breastfed also have a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

“TO PROTECT BREASTFEEDING: A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY “– theme for breastfeeding week 2021.

 

By

DR PRUTHABEN VERMA - MBBS, MD (OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY)

 

 

 

 

Jabal Sina Medical Centre L.L.C
Delivering Healthcare That Works for You

Jabal Sina Medical Centre L.L.C is a flagship medical centre in Ajman from the founders of Ibinsina Medical Centre, an institution that has provided ambulatory healthcare for over 20 years. Having started in 1998, our founders brought substantial investment to create the first custom-built private hospital in the area and we pride ourselves on maintaining a philosophy of shared management with patients throughout the process. Operating mainly in primary care, this approach places the patient at the centre of the care cycle, with doctors, nurses and specialists working together to provide a service that addresses each patient's core individual needs. Our fully qualified team of professionals are committed to supporting you in your journey from sickness to health in a compassionate, caring and confident manner, taking care of all of your concerns and providing necessary referrals.