Experts stress breastfeeding to provide infants with necessary nutrients
RAJSHAHI, Oct 28, 2021 (BSS) - Experts have underscored the need for
breastfeeding to provide infants with essential nutrients for their sound
physical and mental development.
Media can play a vital role in disseminating the valuable information on
breastfeeding to encourage mother to feed only breast milk to babies until at
least six months from their birth instead of providing other food, they said.
The speakers also emphasised ensuring breastfeeding corners in hospitals,
health complexes, clinics and other workplaces so that mothers can breastfeed
their babies any time.
They came up with the observation while addressing a meeting titled
"Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility" at the conference hall of
the city bhaban on Wednesday afternoon.
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) hosted the meeting on the occasion of World
Breastfeeding Week-2021 discussing and devising ways and means on how to
ensure breastfeeding for babies.
RCC Chief Executive Officer Dr Sharif Uddin and its Secretary Moshiur
Rahman addressed the meeting as chief and special guest respectively with
Chief Health Officer Dr Anjuman Ara Begum in the chair.
Veterinary Surgeon Dr Farhad Uddin and Dr Ummul Khayer Fatima and Project
Managers Riaz Uddin Ahmed and Moniruzzaman Morol also spoke.
Speakers said public awareness is crucial to save children from being
infected with malnutrition. Breastfeeding can reduce the rate of malnutrition
among children, they opined.