A Professor of Pediatrics, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Agozie Chukwunedum Ubesie, has said that over 820,000 children, under age five, could be saved every year if optimally breastfed.
Focal Person, Ikot Offiong Ambai Primary Health Centre in Akpabuyo Local Government area, Cross River State, Mrs. Gift Edem has said that exclusive breastfeeding and family planning helps in child spacing and also reduce maternal death rates.
A public health physician and field epidemiologist with bias for reproductive health and HIV/AIDS Control, Dr. Uloaku Emma-Ukaegbu, has lamented that despite the extant national breastfeeding policy and the 2015-2020 Action Plan, there is no legislative backing to support their implementation in the country.
Among nearly 10 million American infants born between 2016 and 2018, breastfed babies were 33 per cent less likely to die during the post-perinatal period (day 7-364) than infants who were not breastfed, reports a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier.
The emphasis placed globally on breastfeeding is certainly not misplaced, considering the immense benefits of the practice; and its potential to ward off myriad health issues that can afflict both mother and child.
Delaying breastfeeding a baby between the first two to 23 hours of birth increases the chance of newborn mortality by 40 per cent, Nutrition Specialist with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Philomena Irene, has said.
As the world marks World Breastfeeding Week, the Women Empowerment and Media Advocacy Initiative (WEMAI), has called on the federal and state governments and employers to put measures in place that ensure healthy nutrition for lactating women for healthy breast milk production. In a statement issued by its Program Manager, Bukola Afeni, in commemoration of…
The Sokoto State government says it will establish crèches at public places across the state for nursing mothers to breastfeed their babies during working hours.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said only nine per cent of Nigerian organisations have a workplace breastfeeding policy, even as an unsuitable environment continues to hinder a larger percentage of breastfeeding mothers.
*Says Improved Breastfeeding Practices Could Save Over 100,000 Lives Yearly In Nigeria, As the world marks World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF Nigeria Country Representative, Cristian Munduate, has called on the federal and state governments and employers to take decisive actions to ensure a supportive breastfeeding environment for all working mothers, including those in the formal and…
Banke Eniola is an Information Communication Technology (ICT) professional, who works in an upscale financial services outfit. Before she got married in 2016, she had fantasised about exclusively breastfeeding her children for the maximum number of months recommended by medical experts.
A nutritionist, Ms Uju Onuorah, says breastfed babies have a lower risk of type one diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity later in life.