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Breastfed Baby Photo Exhibit 
World Breasfeeding Week 2010

August 1st – 7th is World Breastfeeding Week. In observance of this, the Department of Health, Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) and La Leche League (LLL) are pleased to be sponsoring Bermuda’s first-ever Breastfed Baby Photo Exhibit.

We are inviting you to attend the opening celebration of the exhibit at 5:00pm, 13 August at Bermuda Society of Arts, City Hall in Hamilton.

 We are thrilled that over 225 photos were submitted by the community for the exhibit and over 80 gorgeous photos of happy, healthy breastfed babies have been selected for display. We hope you will join us for the official opening of this event. Minister of Health, the Hon. Walter Roban, along with representatives from BHB and LLL will be there to say a few words.

We look forward to seeing you on 13 August. If you cannot make the opening night event, the exhibit will run through 31 August.

La Leche League of Bermuda

Breastfeeding Info  
“Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large.

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.

Breast milk is the ideal food for newborns and infants. It gives infants all the nutrients they need for healthy development. It is safe and contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses - such as diarrhoea and pneumonia. Breast milk is readily available and affordable, which helps to ensure that infants get adequate sustenance.

Breastfeeding also benefits mothers. It reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in life, helps women return to their pre-pregnancy weight faster, and lowers rates of obesity.

Beyond the immediate benefits for children, breastfeeding contributes to a lifetime of good health. Adults who were breastfed as babies often have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol, as well as lower rates of overweight, obesity and type-2 diabetes.

There is evidence that people who were breastfed perform better in intelligence tests.”

The World Health Organization, July 2009
Why Breastfeed?  
  • The World Health Organization and healthcare professionals in our community recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months.

  • Breastfeeding is the best beginning for babies because it promotes optimal growth and development and protects against illness.

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