UNICEF urges action to reverse sharp decline in breastfeeding rates in Cambodia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners on Friday warned of an alarming decline in breastfeeding rates in Cambodia, calling for immediate action to reverse this downward trend. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Breastfeeding promoted in Kampong Thom

STEUNG SEN, KAMPONG THOM PROVINCE -The Ministry of Health (MoH) and partner organizations are encouraging breastfeeding by providing lactation room for women working at the Women Affairs department in Kampong Thom province to ensure young children receive sufficient breast milk. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Increased breastfeeding could save 2,000 lives per year: health ministry

Cambodia loses an estimated $137.7 million annually due to non-complete breastfeeding. The figure includes additional costs to the health system, increased mortality rates and damage to public health, according to a joint press release from the Ministry of Health, Helen Keller and other relevant organisations. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Lactation rooms at factories prove to be unpopular

Efforts to boost exclusive breastfeeding fail to attract women working at factories. Following an intervention from the government, several factories have installed lactation rooms yet women are shying away from using them for several reasons. ...

Yim Sreylin

Breastfeeding facilities coming to factories

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, together with Helen Keller International, organised an October 19 meeting to discuss plans to promote nutrition and the breastfeeding of infants and children in the workplace. The meeting was attended by the managers of several large factories and ...

Long Kimmarita

PM warns of decline in breastfeeding

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday noted a decline in the number of mothers breastfeeding their children and appealed for help reversing the trend. The Planning Ministry previously said the number of breastfeeding mothers dropped from 73.5 percent in 2010 to 65 percent in 2014. ...

Mom Kunthear

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