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800,000 babies die of poor breastfeeding globally each year

The Commissioner for Health in Ekiti, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, says no fewer than 800,000 babies die of poor breastfeeding yearly across the globe. Filani...

Optimal breastfeeding, complementary feeding will prevent malnutrition in children – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said that optimal breastfeeding and age-appropriate complementary feeding practices would prevent malnutrition among children under five...

Yobe to implement regulation on marketing of breast- milk substitutes

The Yobe Government on Monday says it will implement the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes to protect and promote exclusive breast feeding...

Enugu commences exclusive breastfeeding sensitisation

The Enugu State Government says it has commenced a massive exclusive breastfeeding sensitisation across the state so as to eliminate stunted growth among infants...

Mothers can breastfeed their babies even if they have COVID-19 –...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says COVID-19 virus has not been detected in breastmilk till date and so it is unlikely that it can...

COVID-19: Risks of infection through breastfeeding negligible – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the risk of COVID-19 infection through breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented. Dr Laurence Grummer-Strawn, Head of...

How breastfeeding can prevent pregnancy – Expert

Technical Director, Programmes, Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI 2), an NGO, Dr Saratu Olabode-Ojo, has addressed the myth that breastfeeding can prevent a...

Breastfeeding prevents cancer, not men – Expert

A medical expert, Mrs Abigael Shona, says breastfeeding a baby and not man could prevent breast cancer in women. Shona said Ilorin that contrary to...

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