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Punch Newspapers punchng.com 05 Aug, 2022 02:00 am

Lagos govt advocates exclusive breastfeeding for babies

Lagos govt advocates exclusive breastfeeding for babies
The Lagos State Government has advocated the sustenance of exclusive breastfeeding by strengthening the capacity of stakeholders, policymakers, healthcare providers, and community influencers, to promote and support the practice across the different levels of society.

5th August 2022 5th August 2022 The Lagos State Government has advocated the sustenance of exclusive breastfeeding by strengthening the capacity of stakeholders, policymakers, healthcare providers, and community influencers, to promote and support the practice across the different levels of society.Related News Exclusive breastfeeding reduces infants' risk of cancer - Experts 'Over 70% of Nigerian infants denied exclusive breastfeeding' We begged our husbands to leave our breasts to exclusively breastfeed —Mothers He said, “The theme for the 2022 World Breastfeeding Week, ‘Step up for breastfeeding: Educate and support,’ was carefully selected as it focuses on strengthening the capacity to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of society.These actors make up the warm chain of breastfeeding support, and they include policymakers, healthcare providers and influencers in communities.According to a statement on Thursday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Olusegun Ogboye, stated this during a press briefing organised to outline planned activities of the state government to commemorate the 2022 World Breastfeeding Week.

Breast milk is readily available, pure, safe, and in the right mixture that is adequate for babies.“Breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms and ensures food security for babies.

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