Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Breastfeeding"

    Adewole hints at extension of maternity leave to six months

Adewole hints at extension of maternity leave to six months

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says there's a plan in motion to extend maternity leave from four to six months.Adewole said this on Thursday while inaugurating the 2018 World Breastfeeding Week in Abuja.The minister said breastfeeding "is a national investment in the cerebral architecture of our citizens and in the future development of our country".He urged men to stop competing [...]

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    How workplace policies can increase breastfeeding rates

How workplace policies can increase breastfeeding rates

While Nigeria’s culture largely celebrates fertility, pregnancy and childbearing, there is currently little institutional investment in early child care, particularly breastfeeding. Nigeria’s rate of exclusively breastfed babies is only 23.7 percent, according to the 2016/2017 multiple Indicator Cluster Survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) with technical support from UNICEF. What this means, according to UNICEF, is that 5.4 million children [...]

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    Nigeria among five countries ‘losing 236,000 children’ to breastfeeding anomalies annually

Nigeria among five countries ‘losing 236,000 children’ to breastfeeding anomalies annually

The World Health Organisation says Nigeria and four other countries in the world lose 236,000 children annually to lack of investment in breastfeeding every year.The other countries listed are China, India, Indonesia and Mexico.According to a report published by WHO, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective (GBC), no country in the world fully meets [...]

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    Extensive breastfeeding ‘may reduce post C-section pains’

Extensive breastfeeding ‘may reduce post C-section pains’

Breastfeeding for a longer period may reduce the degree of pain felt by women who gave birth through caesarian section, says a recent study by Spanish researchers.The researchers discovered that mothers who breastfed for at least 2 months after a C-section were nearly three times less likely to experience persistent pain compared to those who breastfed for less than two [...]

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    Breastfeeding reduces risk of uterine cancer, says study

Breastfeeding reduces risk of uterine cancer, says study

Women who breastfeed their children are at lesser risk of developing cancer of the uterus, researchers at the QIMR Berghofer medical research institute in Australia have said.Susan Jordan, head of the cancer causes and care research group at QIMR Berghofer, said that women who breastfeed at least one child have a lower risk of contracting uterine cancer. [...]

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    Over 5m Nigerian newborns ‘deprived’ of essential nutrient

Over 5m Nigerian newborns ‘deprived’ of essential nutrient

The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says over 5 million newborns in Nigeria do not get the essential nutrients and antibodies that exclusively breastfeeding provides.UNICEF said "approximately 7 million children are born in Nigeria every year and, according to the 2014 National Nutrition and Health Survey, only 25 per cent are exclusively breastfed from 0-6 months of age."The [...]

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    Nigeria’s low breastfeeding record contributes to economic stunting

Nigeria’s low breastfeeding record contributes to economic stunting

Only 25 per cent of Nigerian babies are exclusively breastfed as compared to Ghana's 63 per cent exclusively breastfed babies.The World Health Organisation and the UNICEF recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of an infant's life and complimentary feeding, along side breastfeeding for, up to two years.But Angela Chisom (not real name) will not breastfeed her child exclusively. [...]

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    Nigeria, UNICEF to hold summit on infant feeding

Nigeria, UNICEF to hold summit on infant feeding

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    ‘Exclusively-breastfed infants immune to life-threatening illnesses’

‘Exclusively-breastfed infants immune to life-threatening illnesses’

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    Grandmothers can breastfeed babies? That’s incredible

Grandmothers can breastfeed babies? That’s incredible

Grandmothers are capable of breastfeeding babies if they are willing, John Egbuta, a doctor and consultant nutritionist, has said.Egbuta, who works with the United Nation’s office in Lagos, said this in an interview with NAN.“It is very possible. We have mothers who are even up to 60 years old, who have had to start a re-lactation process, to recover the ability [...]

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    That breast milk can prevent diarrhoea

That breast milk can prevent diarrhoea

Exclusive breastfeeding can prevent allergies in babies, a medical doctor has said.Ene Ochaba of Faith Mediplex Hospital, Benin, told NAN that breastfeeding helps in defending children against infections.She said it would also prevent allergies and protect infants against a number of chronic conditions.The medical doctor described exclusive breastfeeding as feeding the baby with only breast milk for the first six months [...]

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