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Nutritionist Urges Men To Support Wives During Breastfeeding

A Minna-based nutritionist, Niger, Mrs Amina Isah has urged men to be more supportive to their wives during lactation (breastfeeding) period saying that such had a huge psychological role to play on mother and child. Breastfeeding Isah said in an interview in Minna on Monday, that supportive husbands tended to reduce stress from lactating mother. She said that stress could certainly lead to minimal flow of the breast milk and cause the lactating mother to spend more time breastfeeding at any given time. “Stress can…

Exclusive Breastfeeding Reduces Infant Mortality – Gynaecologist

A consultant gynaecologist with Hope Hospital in Osogbo, Dr Tunde Aromire, has called on nursing mothers to help reduce infant mortality in the country by making exclusive breastfeeding a priority. Recall that the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended six months exclusive breastfeeding for nursing mother. Speaking to newsmen on Friday, Aromire said exclusively breastfed babies had a lower risk of gastrointestinal infection and stand a chance of regaining weight lost at birth than a formula fed…

Nigeria’s Malnutrition Conundrum

Among under-five childhood killer diseases, malnutrition alone bears 53 percent, hence making child survival difficult in Nigeria. The magnitude of problems caused by malnutrition is severe; malnourished children with a high risk of disability, premature death and are highly predisposed to infectious diseases. Nigeria bears one of the highest burden of malnutrition in Africa and in the global space. According to the National Demographic Health Survey, (NDHS) 2013, malnutrition is a leading cause of under-five death…

Sagging Breasts Don’t Result From Exclusive Breastfeeding, Paediatrician Tells Nigerian Women

Nigerian women have been urged to dismiss the “myth” that their breasts may become flattened or saggy as a result of exclusive breastfeeding. At a forum in Abuja on Sunday, President of the National Association of Nigeria Paediatric Nurses, Mrs Olubunmi Aiyedun, besought Nigerian women to take seriously the exclusive breastfeeding of their babies. Aiyedun said whether or not women breastfeed exclusively, breasts will fall at their appointed times or at old age. The paediatrician said, “Exclusive breastfeeding is…
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