With various measures implemented to encourage, support and preserve breastfeeding, the practice in Brunei Darussalam has been on the rise.
Only 35 per cent exclusively breastfed in 2012 while exclusive breastfeeding from April to September 2019 was 47 per cent. This is an encouraging increase. A 45 per cent increase is projected for 2019-2020.
This was stated by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in a message for World Breastfeeding Week.
More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin