Social Good Mom’s Breastfeeding Story Published by Gates Foundation

We are thrilled that one of our members is published on Impatient Optimists today. Read her post: A Mother’s Story in Nigeria: Breastfeeding Saves Lives.

Jayne Whyte is a maternal health advocate and entrepreneur based in Abuja, Nigeria. Jayne participated in our 24 hour marathon where we shared moving breastfeeding stories and spreading the word about Save the Children’s new breastfeeding report, Superfood for Babies.

As a maternal and child health blogger, I have always supported and shared information on the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding in the first hour of life and in the first six months of life to both mother and child, but now I will be doing much more. I will be sharing my story with you and will also want you to take action. It is no news that breastfeeding is critical to preventing malnutrition and saving children’s lives in the developing world. Breastfeeding immediately after birth could help save 830,000 newborn babies from dying a year, and exclusive breastfeeding for six months could save even more babies and children.

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