India on par or better on breastfeeding outcome indicators than region and world: report

Thu, Aug 03 2017, 05:33 PM

On four breastfeeding indicators, India fares better than the Asian region and the world, according to the Global Breastfeeding Scorecard 2017 released by Unicef and WHO. These four indicators are initiating breastfeeding within one hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding (with no other foods and liquids) for the first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding along with complementary foods at 1 year and 2 years.