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Not enough babies breastfed in the first hour: In 2018, less than half of babies worldwide - 43 percent and in Pakistan 45.8 percent- were breastfed within the first hour of life.
Only 26.3% of mothers initiated breastfeeding within the first hour after birth, 97.6% had ever breastfed, 92.5% were currently breastfeeding, and 62.7% were currently bottle feeding".
In the prospective Nurses' Health Study women who had breastfed for [greater than or equal to] 2 years had a 37% decreased risk of MI compared with women who never breastfed
The nation's breastfeeding rates now surpass a number of Healthy People 2020 objectives, CDC reported, with targets met for increasing the proportion of infants breastfed at 1 year, increasing the proportion of employers with worksite lactation programs and increasing the proportion of births at facilities that provide recommended breastfeeding care.
The number of breastfed babies in 2005 was 30,500 and this number reached to 95,200 in 2016.
[14] In our study, 66.7% thought of breastfed babies are healthier than formula-fed babies which is low as compared to Thomas et al.
"However, despite the recommendation to breastfeed exclusively for about the first 6 months, less than 50% of infants were exclusively breastfed through 3 months and about 25% were exclusively breastfed through 6 months."
The new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF states that approximately three out of five babies are not breastfed in the first few hours following delivery and this increases the risk of mortality and morbidity in babies and decreases the possibility of continuing breastfeeding subsequently.
The report notes that newborns who are breastfed in the first hour of life are significantly more likely to survive.
"During the first few months of life, infants should be exclusively breastfed, meaning they only receive breast milk and no other food or drink.
Arbab says breastfed babies receive protection from acute and chronic illnesses through the mother's milk.
The latest figures show 63 per cent of babies born in Scotland in 2016-17 had been breastfed at some point, with two-fifths (41 per cent) still being breastfed at six to eight weeks.