Algeria – Deputy Director of Maternal and Child Health at the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Dr. Leila Benbernou, Announces Only 46.7% of Moms were breast-feeding during their first 12 months, emphasizing the importance of encouraging breastfeeding for two years.
In her intervention on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, November 11-17, Benbernou noted that only 46.7% of mothers breastfed their children during the 12 months of their birth. when the WHO advocates continuing this natural process until the age of two.
The leader explained "the decline of breastfeeding in Algerian society", by the emancipation of women and the modernization of society, pleading for the extension of maternity leave to allow the woman to stay longer with his child during this "very important" stage of his life.
After reviewing the benefits of breastfeeding and its importance in the prevention of several serious diseases, such as breast, ovarian and cervical cancer, Dr. Benbernou, cited by the APS , announced the drafting of executive texts to accompany the implementation of the new law on health, relating to the ban on advertising on industrial milk via the media and during seminars and conferences (sponsorship).
The Ministry of Health launched an awareness campaign to encourage breastfeeding through various local health facilities (EPSP), it is recalled