Saturday, April 26, 2003

BBC NEWS | Health | Breastfeeding could save lives Breastfeeding could save lives
Jane Elliott
BBC News Online health staff

African woman breastfeeding
Better education could cut deaths
Afua's first baby died from diarrhoea.

She did not know breastfeeding would reduce the chances of her baby getting sick, or how to use the rehydration tablets that would have saved her.

But by the time her second baby was born in Bawjisase in Ghana, she was in a special breastfeeding programme and her baby boy thrived.

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