UNICEF Encourages Exclusive Breastfeeding and Growing More Vegetables in the Wadis as Long-Term Solutions to Malnutrition in Chad.
UNICEF has partnered with Médecins du Monde to provide general education on the benefits of breastfeeding as part of a long-term solution to malnutrition in Chad. Before the age of five, a large percentage of children in Chad are stunted by illnesses caused by unsafe water. Adopting exclusive breastfeeding and promoting breastfeeding in general would help all children from birth to age five. Initially, breast milk provides the proper nutrients to babies and in the long-term it helps to develop a child's immune system. Strong immune systems give toddlers a stronger defense against illness.