The global Breastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival
The agreed common impact of the gBICS is to contribute to:
“Scaling up of breastfeeding and infant and young child interventions to reduce child mortality and undernutrition, and to improve child growth and development as well as maternal health, through the protection, promotion and support of optimal infant feeding practices (early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding for six months followed by safe and adequate complementary feeding with continued breastfeeding for 2 years or beyond)”.
Breastfeeding is the first and vital food for infants, ensuring their survival with health. Breastfeeding is naturally produced, zero-waste, and does not contaminate the environment. It promotes the reproductive health and informed decision-making of women.