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Maternity leave

Maternity leave and reduced infant mortality rates

Starting World Breastfeeding Week 2023 with an interesting fact. Did you know that longer maternity leave is associated with lower infant mortality? For each additional month of maternity leave, there is a reduction of around 8 infant deaths per 1000 live births. This may seem irrelevant to some, but it’s absolutely important for parents, healthcare

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Growth spurts

Growth spurts What is a growth spurt? A growth spurt is a time during which your baby has a more intense period of growth in both height and weight. This will cause them to feed much more frequently, sleep either less or more than usual and become both fussy at the breast and fussy overall.

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Starting solids: When and why

Starting solids: When and why The American Academy of pediatrics recommendations: “Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months. Introduce solids around 6 months of age.” The World Health Organization and UNICEF recommendations: “The early initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth; Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life; and The introduction of nutritionally-adequate and

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