Breastfeeding: A Mother’s Gift, for Every Child

Publications - Released in 2018

Breastfeeding is among the most effective ways to protect maternal and child health and promote healthy growth and optimal development in early childhood.

This report from UNICEF shares new analysis on breastfeeding practices around the world and sets out key recommendations for governments, the private sector, civil society and communities in low-, middle- and high-income countries to increase breastfeeding rates. The report finds that more than 1 in 5 babies in high-income countries are never breastfed, compared to 1 in 25 in low- and middle-income countries.

Organizations

  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)