“Initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of birth, followed by exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond offers a powerful line of defence against all forms of child malnutrition, including wasting and obesity.”
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the low rate of exclusive breastfeeding in South-South states
As the World Breastfeeding Week ends today, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has urged men to support their wives during pregnancy and breastfeeding to enable them breastfeed babies adequately.
“I breastfed exclusively for the first six months and we are still breastfeeding at the 19th month. I think my breasts are a little saggy now,” said Aderonke Jibowu, a 30-year-old teacher.
Dr Rose Ameh, a pediatrician, says breastfeeding mothers with the COVID-19 virus can still breastfeed their babies, because breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact are beneficial for both baby and mother.
Breastfeeding is the foundation to good nutrition and the key to achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030.
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Stakeholders in infant’s right protection have advocated exclusive breastfeeding for newborn babies, starting within one hour after birth until the baby is six months old.
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Although, it has been established that poor infant feeding practices negatively affect the growth, health and development of children, and a major cause of mortality...
11 Aug 2020
In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, Medela breast pump announced its new partnership with The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) to improve breastfeeding support and resources in Neonatal Intensive Care Units
5 Aug 2020
Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that about 20,000 maternal deaths could be prevented annually if mothers practise optimal breastfeeding.
5 Aug 2020
Ebonyi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike, yesterday, stressed the importance of exclusive breastfeeding of children for at least two years.
17 Jun 2020
David Tennant’s wife, Georgia, has criticised Facebook for allegedly removing a photograph of herself breastfeeding because it violated the platform’s policy on “sexual images”. On Wednesday, Georgia Tennant shared the black and white photograph of herself and her daughter, Birdie which was removed. She took to her Facebook page to address this. She wrote: @facebook…