The World Breastfeeding Week, coordinated by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, held every year, concluded on Wednesday, August 7th.
The Municipal Health Directorate in Unión de Reyes municipality works to sustain health promotion and education actions aimed at allowing the family and society to recognize the multiple benefits that this food reports capable of protecting against common childhood diseases, such as pneumonia, and in the long term it affects the health of the mother and the child, in factors such as the reduction of the risk of overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence.
As part of the celebration of this day in Unión de Reyes, actions were carried out that included the realization of educational activities with the participation of the community, the family and the different mass organizations, in addition to bringing to each home in various ways the importance that It represents breastfeeding for infants.
Community health actions extended to work centers, polyclinic waiting rooms and family doctor’s offices and family planning consultations. The tasks carried out for the benefit of pregnant women had the complicity of the Federation of Cuban Women, an organization that advocates the work and care of children, women and families in general.