Saturday, September 30, 2023

Nigeria Marks World Breastfeeding Week

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Nigeria will join the rest of the world to observe this year’s World Breastfeeding Week from the 1st to 7th of August, 2023.

The World Breastfeeding Week is a yearly global campaign that aims to increase awareness on the health and wellbeing outcomes of breastfeeding on infants, young children, mothers, families and the society at large.

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A statement by the National Food and Nutrition Median Team, NFNMT reveals that in Nigeria, only 29% of the infants under age 6 months were found to be exclusively breastfed, while only 42% were put to breast within the first hour of birth.

The team then urged all citizens to enable breastfeeding by making a difference for working parents.

The global theme for this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, is “Enable Breastfeeding, making a Difference for Working Parents

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It focuses on breastfeeding and employment/work. According to the statement that, this year’s theme calls for more awareness on breastfeeding support in workspaces.

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