Malnutrition is thought to account for approximately 2 million child deaths each year; approximately one-third of all child deaths worldwide. Save the Children, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to children’s rights, health and safety worldwide, said in a recent report that nearly half of those lives could be saved if all mothers breastfed within the first hour of birth.
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Currently, the recommendation regarding breastfeeding includes nursing exclusively for the first six months of life and continuing until twelve months while introducing solids. These recommendations come from many health organizations: the CDC, the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics, just to name a few.