Manipur has topped the rankings in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the country. Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan released a report on Breastfeeding today in New Delhi. Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Bihar are at the bottom positions in the report card.
National capital Delhi is also among the worst-performing States. The Breastfeeding report card has been developed by devising a composite score based on three indicators namely early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding for six months and complementary feeding at 6-8 months of child’s age.
Talking about the benefit of Breastfeeding, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, breastfeeding not only saves a child from being malnourished but also saves the mother from breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Mr. Harshvardhan also appealed an influential personality on social media to spread the message of the benefits of breastfeeding to the masses.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-08-09 1:09 PM