The story behind the photo: Jamaica

“Safe Mother – Mother Breastfeeding Baby”

The winner of the Safe Motherhood Photo competition in Jamaica is a mother lovingly breastfeeding her newborn baby. She demonstrates the importance of being relaxed and happy during breastfeeding to ensure good let down of milk. She also has a glass of water beside her to drink. She gazes with joy and pride at her baby girl who responds accordingly, fostering the closeness and bonding between mother and baby that is one of the benefits of breastfeeding. Mother obviously knows the importance of breastfeeding and is ensuring that her baby gets the best start to a healthy and happy life.

Photographer: Lisa Thompson

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