Health

Ogun NAWOJ Moves to Promote Exclusive Breastfeeding

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Ogun State Chapter wants government at all levels to continue to promote exclusive breastfeeding for women in a bid to save the lives of eight hundred and twenty thousand children from infectious diseases.

In a statement jointly signed by the chairperson of the association, Mrs Modupeola Sobukonla and the secretary, Mrs Oluwakemi Orunsolu says breastfeeding offers both nourishing food and good health all in one package.

NAWOJ stresses the need for governments and other development partners to promote and protect women’s access to counseling on skilled breastfeeding as a critical component of breastfeeding support for nursing mothers to make breastfeeding a major component of their feeding pattern for babies.

The association says it is poised to give full support to every effort aimed at counseling and encouraging the women in nurturing the children to become good leaders of tomorrow.

Olusegun Folarin

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