Motsepe said much more work would be needed to raise awareness for support needed for mothers in the workplace and for breastfeeding in public spaces to be promoted.

According to Unicef, the latest research published in The Lancet noted how 20 000 deaths due to breast cancer could be prevented each year by improving breastfeeding practices.

How increased breastfeeding could prevent nearly half of all diarrhea episodes and one-third of all respiratory infections.

While at the same time decreasing hospital admissions by between 57% and 72% respectively.

With breastfeeding said to boost IQ among children and adolescents by an increase of 3 points on average.


Article by: Pretoria News