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Health chief Sophia Chan calls for public support for breastfeeding at World Breastfeeding Week 2017
 

Health chief Sophia Chan calls for public support for breastfeeding at World Breastfeeding Week 2017

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The Department of Health (DH), the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association (BFHIHKA), the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) and the Hospital Authority together held an event on 28 July to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2017, hoping to further enhance public support for breastfeeding in Hong Kong.
 
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31 Jul 2017 - General
 
It is nice that governments are launching programs and increasing awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the infant. The maternal bonding experience, weight loss for mothers, and improved immunity and cognitive development for the babies are huge selling points to encourage breastfeeding. However, governments must also highly consider the feasibility of breastfeeding for mothers. Most women work now; thus, it is imperative to increase the duration of paid maternal ...
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