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Call to support mothers to breastfeed in developing countries

Superfood for Babies reportProfessor Ricardo Uauy of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has joined calls for more support to be given to mothers in developing countries to help them breastfeed. In a new Save the Children report, Superfood for Babies, the charity says the lives of 95 babies could be saved every hour - 830,000 a year -  if new mothers around the world breastfed immediately after giving birth. If babies receive colostrum – the mother’s first milk – within an hour of birth, it will kick start the child’s immune system, making them three times more likely to survive. And, if the mother continues feeding for the next six months, Read more