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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. Help us Help us 
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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