During the current MDG Framework, it was shown conclusively that breastfeeding is critical to child health, preventing stunting, and with life-long benefits; that current health care practises undermine breastfeeding; and that exclusive breastfeeding rates can be increased by counselling and support before during and after delivery in health facilities and the community.
Therefore it should be the right of every mother and child to receive such support, and provision of skilled help to 100% of women and infants should be an objective of the Post 2015 Global Development Framework.
The other proposed objectives for the Zero Hunger Challenge make no sense and are unachievable without provision for laying the foundations of health and nutrition in the first six months of a child's life, and continuing up to 2 years.
This thematic discussion was led by FAO and WFP in collaboration with “The World We Want”.
The consultation was facilitated by the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)