Favour Percy -Idubor, Benin
The Nigeria Association of women Journalists (NAWOJ) Edo State Chapter has charged women, especially nursing mothers to ensure that that their babies are properly breastfeed their because of the inherent benefits of breastmilk.
The Edo State NAWOJ Chairperson Adesuwa Ehimuan gave the charge in Benin City, Edo State capital during commemoration of the breastfeeding week celebrated every 1st to 7th of August every year with the theme “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”.
Adesuwa noted that in order to have healthy and lively babies, nursing mothers must be encouraged to breastfeed their babies exclusively for the first six months all things being equal.
She revealed that the Association is passionate about women bringing forth healthy babies and nursing them through a healthy lifestyle. And, implored mothers to adhere to the health sector rules on breastfeeding and also called on fathers to support and encourage their wives to raise lively sons and daughters for a healthier planet.
In her words, “Our great Association urges the fathers to be very supportive to their wives during the period of breastfeeding and to make the period stress free. They should ensure that their wives feed on balanced diet, adequate for her and her child”.
“We urge mothers to continue nursing your children by eating healthy and balanced diet so that your babies can enjoy a healthy and nutritious breastmilk. Reports have it that the immune system of children that are well breastfed are always strong to fight different kinds of diseases.
Edo NAWOJ charged mothers never to relent in ensuring that their children are well fed with breast milk, adding that a safe and healthy society begins with a well fed infants who grows up to become adultsyt with a healthy mind working on making the planet a better place.
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