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Sri Lanka top in breast feeding

Oct 4, 2010 11:42:18 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lanka is leading the World in breast-feeding. Minister Maithripala Sirisena is determined to take appropriate measures to further popularize breastfeeding instead of powdered milk.

The Minister said that everyone should be glad that the Sri Lankan mothers have been able to establish such a record. Multinational companies are always attempting to underestimate the value of breast milk. They are doing so through commercial propaganda. But the Minister emphasized that everyone is aware the significance of breastfeeding. As such, it is necessary to further improve this situation.

The Minister was addressing a function organized at the SLFP headquarters to honour 100 breastfeeding mothers. These mothers were given gifts in addition to the presentation of bank passbooks on behalf of their children. Ministers Susil Premajayanth, Pavithra Wanniarachchi and AHM Fowzie, Parliamentarian Kamala Ranatunga, Pushpa Rajapaksa and many SLFP women representatives were present.