Nutrition Month Celebration

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Monday, July 25, 2011


THIS month of July, we traditionally celebrate the Nutrition Month with the theme: "Isulong and Breast Feeding- Tama, Sapat at Iksklusibo". Breast feeding campaign is for everybody especially the nursing mother. Is there a need to campaign and promote it? What is the relevance and benefits of Breast Feeding?

Breast Feeding in a simple point of view is providing the babies of the most valuable medical contributions to infant health. Human Milk is scientifically proven by the scientist and doctors that contains a balance of high nutrients that develop the brain, growth and a healthy immune system.

The DFA (Department of Food Authority) found out that human milks contain least one hundred ingredients not found in any artificial Infant Milk. Scientist has proved that Breast Milk contains immunologic agents and other compounds that act against viruses, bacteria and parasites. Breast Feeding benefits both mother and a baby. It provides protection against germs to human body and releases hormones in woman's body help mother return to its normal position of size and shape of uterus.

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Furthermore, we know very well that Breast Milk is the best food and the safest milk for infants that contain high quality in protein, low in fats and sugar. It needs for the mother to provide breast feeding to the babies from birth until at least two-year-old. So, Breast Feeding is a must to all and who valued life. So, entrust your baby in Human Milk and provides baby's satisfaction unless the mother is suffering from any illness or diseases that affects the baby. Finally, Breast Feeding is a simple way of showing love and care to our baby.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on July 25, 2011.

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