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Breastfeed Your Babies Not Husbands – Nnaji To Mothers

Breastfeed Your Babies Not Your Husbands - Nnaji To Mothers
Commissioner for Gender Affairs Enugu State, Peace Nnaji, has urged mothers to reserve their breastmilk for their babies and not husbands.

Gatekeepers News reports that Commissioner stated this in a remark at a UNICEF media dialogue with select journalists from South East, South-South and parts of North Central.

She stressed that it was wrong for men to share their wife’s breastmilk with the babies.

“Breastmilk is meant for babies and not their fathers. Mothers should stop feeding their husbands with their breastmilk, it’s for their babies.

“It’s wrong for mothers not to breastfeed their babies for fear of having flat or saggy breast,” she said.

The Commissioner further urged mothers to practise exclusive breastfeeding of their babies for at least the first six months after birth because of its numerous benefits.

She also expressed her displeasure with some musicians who release albums that tend to tease sagged breasts, arguing that if a woman’s breasts are flat in the course of breastfeeding, it was a noble thing.

Gatekeepers News reports that UNICEF Chief of Field Office, Enugu zone, Dr. Ibrahim Conteh also urged mothers to embrace exclusive breastfeeding as no baby formula can be equated to breastmilk.

On her part, UNICEF Nutrition Manager, Enugu zone, Dr. Hanifa Namusoke, insisted that exclusive breastfeeding is cheap and highly rewarding and urged mothers to embrace the practice.

She explained that every child needs the first breastmilk after birth “which is yellow and thick”, saying that it is good immune booster and contains vaccines.

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