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International Breastfeeding and Lactation Day

International Breastfeeding and Lactation Day is held on August 1. This event in the first decade of the month august is annual.
1 August - International Breastfeeding and Lactation Day
Breastfeeding promotes better health for mothers and children alike. Increasing breastfeeding to near-universal levels could save more than 800 000 lives every year, the majority being children under 6 months. Breastfeeding decreases the risk of mothers developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. It is estimated that increased breastfeeding could avert 20 000 maternal deaths each year due to breast cancer.
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