Why Men Should ​Encourage The​ir Wives To Engage In Exclusive Breastfeeding – Commissioner

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Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Steve Ayorinde, ​has advised men ​to encourage their wives to engage in exclusive breastfeeding.

​He gave this advice at a Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign organised by ​the Lagos ​chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ)​.

A former NAWOJ President and Director, Public Affairs, Lagos Ministry of Information, ​ Mrs Toro Oladapo, who represented the commissioner, said men should ​encourage the​ir wives to engage in exclusive breastfeeding which is vital during the first six months of life.

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“Nothing is natural like breast milk,” he said, noting that human milk is better for babies than animal milk.

“Thank you so much for promoting the essence of womanhood​.​

“The media should help ensure mothers are breastfeeding to raise a healthy nation.

“You will all agree with me that children that are breastfed distinguish themselves academically,’’ he said.

 

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