Low Rate of Breastfeeding in Uganda a Cause for Concern

Ugandan mothers lag behind other mothers in breastfeeding their children, and UNICEF took note during World Breastfeeding Week 2016. Dr. Jasent Asiimwe, the Health Ministry’s Head of Nutrition, cited statistics that Ugandan newborns benefited from nursing within the first hour after birth only 53 percent of the time–considerably lower than the global target of 80…