September 14, 2018

CC BY-NC-ND by Topinambour

United Arab Emirates – A campaign for “beating” autism through breastfeeding has been launched in London UK.

Spearheded by Emirates doctor, Hessa Kahlfan, the campaign called SHARJAH aims to reduce autism cases by promoting breastfeeding – a shift from earlier programmes that centred on therapy.

She said in in interview with The National newspaper:

“Although there is a lot that we are still learning about autism, it is safe to say that one mother can do more to prevent autism in her child than all the doctors combined.

Once a child is diagnosed with autism, we should still do everything possible to help them contribute positively to society. But if we only focus on therapy, we are missing half the story – prevention is always better than cure.”

Breastfeeding is thought to not only strengthen the bond between mother and baby but also strengthen the neurological systems of both.

The initiative will focus on four areas – breastfeeding-friendly nurseries, mother and baby-friendly public places, mother-friendly workplaces and baby-friendly health facilities.

 

About the author 

News In Brief

These are short news articles that report quickly on breaking events or snapshots of news for quick coverage. They are not as in-depth but a synopsis.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

RELATED POSTS

December 18, 2020

Everyone experiences anxiety at one time or another,

December 11, 2020

Evanston, illinois, Northwestern University women’s basketball team –

December 3, 2020

Autism Daily Newscast recently ran a feature on

November 21, 2020

CC BY by nick step Kristin Cavallari, star

November 19, 2020

Autism is a complex disorder with many facets.

November 11, 2020

A Sydney couple Dennys Martinez and his wife

November 1, 2020

copyright the southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau, Missouri –

October 21, 2020

Raising a child with autism is expensive, and

October 14, 2020

Neurofeedback is a type of therapy whereby the

>