Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report released on Wednesday.
Breastfeeding protects both babies and their mothers from an array of diseases and helps boost their health long-term.
Every year, 2.7 million babies die within the first month of life and roughly the same number are stillborn, according to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Zika virus now in at least 18 countries in Latin America and Caribbean
A virus that could result in devastating birth defects has now spread to at least 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a branch of the World Health Organization.
Improvements in an incentive payment system for midwives in India has led to healthier mums and babies.