Medics advocate more support for breastfeeding mothers in Laos

Health authorities admit that many parents still don’t know that early initiation of breastfeeding (within the first hour) improves the health and longterm wellbeing of a baby, because colostrum, or first milk, is rich in nutrients and protects a baby against disease. 
Infants who are exclusively breastfed have a reduced risk of various diseases such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal infections, and diarrhoea. 


Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth