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Boosting Breastfeeding In Nigeria

Boosting Breastfeeding In Nigeria

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. First celebrated in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding […]

The Marketing Code Of Breast Milk Substitute – What Our Mothers Do Not Know

The Marketing Code Of Breast Milk Substitute – What Our Mothers Do Not Know

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has raised the alarm over the continued violation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, BMS and national regulations by manufacturers of BMS products even as the agency warned that violators of the Code would be jailed for a period of two years […]

Woman Thrown Out Of Restaurant For BreastFeeding

Woman Thrown Out Of Restaurant For BreastFeeding

A restaurant in the city centre has come under harsh criticism after allegedly throwing out a woman for breastfeeding her baby without covering herself. The woman, who identifies herself as Betty Kim, narrated on social media the humiliation she went through on Monday evening at the restaurant located on Accra Road. In her posts, she […]

Top Five Things To Know About Breastfeeding

Top Five Things To Know About Breastfeeding

While breastfeeding can be quite a maze to navigate, most health experts agree that breast is best for both baby and mommy. Here’s 5 top reasons why. 1. Breastfeeding is great for the baby’s immune system, both over the short and long term. Health experts even recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least for the first […]

Aisha Buhari Advocates Day-Care, Breastfeeding Section

Aisha Buhari Advocates Day-Care, Breastfeeding Section

The federal government has urged Journalists to join in the campaign to educate women on breastfeeding. Speaking during a media dialogue in Ibadan, the Assistant Director, Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Mr Olumide Osanyinpeju Said while breastfeeding is best for child survival and development, the federal government […]

Working Mothers Not Breastfeeding Their Babies As Breastfeeding Rate Drops

Working Mothers Not Breastfeeding Their Babies As Breastfeeding Rate Drops

Mothers who go to work leaving their babies at home have been blamed for Malawi’s decrease in exclusive breastfeeding rate to 61 percent from 71 according to 2016 Demographic Health Survey findings. The drop means that, currently, out of every 100 mothers in the country only 61 breast-feed exclusively. Briefing the media Friday in Mzuzu […]

South Africa: Gauteng Health Commemorates World Breastfeeding Week

South Africa: Gauteng Health Commemorates World Breastfeeding Week

In an effort to reduce growth of chronic conditions and ensure healthy development of babies in the province, the Gauteng Department of Health has this week joined the world in commemorating World Breastfeeding Week. Under the theme: Breastfeeding: a key to a sustainable development, the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) which runs annually from 1 to […]