50% of children born each year "not being put to the breast soon enough"

In Uzbekistan, a woman holds her newborn baby to her chest. Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

Over half the children born each year are "not being put to the breast soon enough."

That's according to Tamara Kummer, from the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, speaking at the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week 2016.

UNICEF has released a report showing that it is crucial for newborns to be given access to their mother's milk within the first hour of life.

Deganit Perez asked Ms Kummer, communication specialist with UNICEF, what the particular focus was of this year's campaign.

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