Fight childhood pneumonia with immunisation, exclusive breastfeeding
To prevent pneumonia, medical experts have urged smokers to kick the habit. They also advised on keeping away from infected persons. It is also important to stay away from people who have cold, the flu, or other respiratory tract infections and wash hands frequently.
Physician advocates exclusive breastfeeding
A Public Health Physician has described exclusive breastfeeding as the foundation of life, noting that despite this, millions of newborn babies still miss out on its benefits yearly.
FG engages media on promoting exclusive breastfeeding
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), yesterday said it would engage stakeholders, individuals and media organisations in promoting and supporting exclusive breastfeeding in health facilities, communities and workplaces. Dr Chris Isokpunwu, Head of Nutrition, FMOH, said the engagement would galvanize the actions of the stakeholders in the commemoration of the 2018 Word Breastfeeding Week (WBW),…
NAFDAC, others caution on use of infant formula, advocate exclusive breastfeeding
National Agency for Food Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), has called for the strict compliance with International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitute(BMS) and stressed the need to protect infant and through promotion, protection and support for exclusive breastfeeding. According to the agency, lack of awareness and knowledge contributes to non-compliance of the Code as…
Babies fed with solids early sleep longer, wake less frequently – Study
A study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics has found that babies who were introduced to solid foods early slept longer, woke less frequently at night than those exclusively breastfed for around the first six months of life.
Kano monarch underscores importance of exclusive breastfeeding
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, has urged Nigerians to educate their wives on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding of newborn babies for six months.
Immunisation exercise, exclusive breastfeeding prevent pneumonia
When signs of pneumonia are observed in children, they should be taken to nearest clinic or hospital for adequate and quality management. Pneumonia can be very severe and even life-threatening.
Sugars in breast milk could kill off superbugs
Milk produced by breastfeeding mothers has long been known to include a special cocktail of ingredients that, as well as offering nutrition, helps babies to fight infection.
Groups urges men to support exclusive breastfeeding
As part of activities to commemorate the 2017 World breastfeeding week, members of Save the Children, a non - governmental organisation committed to the wellbeing of children, took to the streets...