Continuing Efforts to Target All Stakeholders to Enhance the Prevalence of Breastfeeding


Breastfeeding has been linked with both short‑term and long‑termmerits pertaining to the health, financial, and environmentalattributes of the children, women, and the community.[1] In fact,it has been anticipated that more than 0.8 million under‑fivechildren lives can be saved by just ensuring that all childrenin the age group of 0–23 months are exclusively breastfed.[2]The available evidence depicts that the value of breastfeedingis much acknowledged in the low‑ and middle‑income nations,but the doubts still prevail in developed nations, as reflectedby shorter duration of breastfeeding.[2] Despite that <40% ofchildren <6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.