Breastfeeding TSEK

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            On February 23, 2011, the Department of Health (DOH) launched the exclusive breastfeeding campaign dubbed “Breastfeeding TSEK: (Tama, Sapat, Eksklusibo)”. The primary target of this campaign is the new and expectant mothers in urban areas.

          This campaign encourages mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies from birth up to 6 months. Exclusive breastfeeding means that for the first six months from birth, nothing except breast milk will be given to babies.

               Moreover, the campaign aims to establish a supportive community, as well as to promote public consciousness on the health benefits of breastfeeding. Among the many health benefits of breastfeeding are lower risk of diarrhea, pneumonia, and chronic illnesses.