National Breastfeeding Week begins today.
Director of the Family Health Bureau, Dr. Chithramalee De Silva said a number of programmes will be organised to promote breastfeeding.
Dr. De Silva noted the Bureau will organise several programmes from today to the 7th of August to promote and uplift breastfeeding by mothers.
She added challenges related to breastfeeding were created through situations that arose during the pandemic.
However, Dr. de Silva requested that a mother be supported by her family, peers and colleagues to breastfeed new-borns.