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Egbe-Idimu LCDA marks Year 2022 World Breastfeeding Week.

Advocates shared responsibility in breastfeeding.
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Egbe-Idimu LCDA marks Year 2022 World Breastfeeding Week.

THE Management of the Egbe-Idimu LCDA, in collaboration with the Alpha Galleon Santiago Frigate NGO, has celebrated the Year 2022 World Breastfeeding Week with a sensitization campaign in the council area on the health benefits of breastfeeding infants.

While speaking at the sensitisation campaign as part of activities to commemorate the Year 2022 World Breastfeeding Week, tagged ‘Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support’, with the rest of the world, the OIC Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Mrs Akinmade stressed the advantages of breastfeeding, especially the first milk colostrum which some mothers expressed and discarded. 

The Apex nurse also buttressed the session by emphasizing that breastfeeding is a shared responsibility that should not be taken with laxity by anyone, noting that the support will enhance the health and wellbeing of both mother and child.

She also urged caregivers, mothers-in-law, spouses, stakeholders and the community at large to continually cultivate the habit of supporting nursing mothers in breastfeeding their babies.

Health practitioners present at the campaign include; MOH, Dr (Mrs) Olukoya M.A; Apex Nurse, Mrs Adeleke R. Bola; the OIC CNO Akinmade; other Healthcare workers of Egbe-Idimu LCDA;  and the Alpha Galleon Santiago Frigate NGO.

Several gifts were donated by the Santiago Frigate and were presented by the OIC, Mrs Akinmade to all nursing mothers present at the Isheri-Olofin Primary Health Centre (PHC).