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On 8 August 2018, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Uzbekistan facilitated a meeting of the Local Education Group (LEG), convened by the Ministry of Public Education, Chair of LEG. The LEG consists of the various Ministries of Education and other allied Ministries, as well as International Development Partners’ Group.
Kamila Fatikhova, HIV/AIDS Consultant, UNICEF in UzbekistanMy experience of breastfeeding can be divided in two stages. The first stage was related to breastfeeding of my first daughter who was born very prematurely (on the 31st week of pregnancy).
Eleonora Sadirova, UNICEF Education ConsultantWhen I decided to return to work, my daughter was less than five months old. It took me some time to think over how I would manage the work as a mother, whether I would be able to get enough sleep, whether I would be able to ask for leave as often as necessary, and most importantly – how I would feed a child who is still exclusively breastfed; but still, I decided to give it a try.
Nargiza Mamasadikova, Health Project Associate
UNICEF in Uzbekistan
I am very happy that I breastfed my baby. Breastfeeding was the brightest moment in my life! Fortunately, I had enough milk, my baby and I enjoyed every moment of this experience.
Kristina Frolova, Accountant
In our days, it would seem like a person chooses how to live. However, in fact, it turns out quite the opposite. The same is with breastfeeding – a mother cannot always count on support from relatives and society.
Maria Dosmukhamedova, Electrical Engineer
My oldest daughter is 15 years old. When she was born, she was immediately put "skin-to-skin" on my stomach, and after a couple of minutes I breastfed her for the first time. These simple actions, as you know, are one of the main components of successful breastfeeding.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
UNICEF in Uzbekistan
The first week of August is devoted to informing the public throughout the world about the importance of breastfeeding. At the same time, the opinions in the society, among acquaintances, friends and doctors differ one from another. From the very first days of the child’s life, mothers get advice that is not entirely in best interest of the child.
Dr. Kamola Salikhova - Deputy Director of the National Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Pediatrics. She is also the National Coordinator of the Breastfeeding Programme. Dr. Salikhova provides answers that are important both for nursing mothers and all family members.
First week of August is marked as World Breastfeeding Week (WBFW) and celebrated in more than 170 countries around the world, including Uzbekistan. The theme of this year’s WBFW is “Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life”.