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Jul 28, 2011 11:41:02 AM - itnnews.lk

UNICEF claims it is Sri Lanka which had intimated to the world the value of giving breast milk. The Health Ministry has announced a Breast Feeding Week with effect from the 1st of next month. UNICEF Resident Representative in Sri Lanka made this reference joining in a special event to mark the declaration of the week. The Breast Feeding Week is themed “Let us speak more on Breast Feeding”. The Health Ministry said a slew of programmes is planned during the week drawing attention to promotion and encouragement of breast feeding. Health Secretary Dr. Palitha Mahipala pointed out that Sri Lanka had surpassed the 85 percent figure in breast feeding in South Asia. Deputy Minister Lalith Dissanayake was also present.