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Breastfeeding Essential To Newborn Health, Achieving SDGs

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Breastfeeding, the best start to life
Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Global Goodwill Ambassador of the International Midwives Confederation

“…Breast milk is vital in strengthening the baby’s immune system and protecting it from invading germs, viruses, and infections … To increase the survival rates of newborns breastfeeding is an essential practice. … This week, as we mark Global Breastfeeding Week, we should all recognize the great benefits of breastfeeding in successfully achieving two key global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), notably SDG5, good health and wellbeing for all, and SDG1, reducing poverty. [The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA)] remains dedicated in helping Nigeria and all African countries in reaching these developmental goals and ensuring that every child and every life matters” (8/3).

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