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UN Chronicle Vol. XLVI Nos.1-2 2009
  • E-ISSN: 15643913

Abstract

We have reached a tipping point. In less than a century, breastfeeding has become the exception rather than the rule—a devastating trend to the health and well-being of large segments of the world population. Increasing the rates and duration of breastfeeding could save the lives of 1.4 million babies. It could also help national and local governments, in both developing and developed countries, to achieve the health-related United Nations Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

Sustainable Development Goals:
Related Subject(s): Disarmament; United Nations

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