World Breastfeeding Week
“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.
1 Aug 2020
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), which starts today, national and international bodies, including the World Health Organisation
1 Aug 2019
According to the National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) 2018, which is the most recent survey, in Nigeria, only 27 per cent of children less than two years are exclusively breastfed...
8 Aug 2018
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The celebration provides wonderful opportunity of refreshing knowledge or setting agenda for nursing mothers on breastfeeding for a whole week.
4 Aug 2018
In commemoration of the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), held between August 1 and 7, every year, health experts have called for more public sensitisation...
12 Aug 2017
As part of its activities to commemorate the 2017 World breastfeeding week, members of Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation committed to the well-being of children, took to the streets to sensitize the general public especially the men on the need to support exclusive breastfeeding.
10 Aug 2017
Breast milk is easily digestible and well absorbed; it is safe and contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses, such as respiratory tract infections, diarrhoea and pneumonia, which are the two primary causes of child mortality worldwide.
11 Aug 2016
A consultant paediatrician with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi – Araba, Lagos, Dr. Abiola Oduwole, has called for a policy to regulate the arbitrary purchase of infant formulas ...
4 Aug 2016
WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old and nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.
4 Aug 2016
As part of activities to mark World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said more than five million newborns in Nigeria are deprived of essential nutrients and antibodies that...