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Friday, 5 August 2016

The Importance of Exclusive Breastfeeding: Health of Baby, Mother and Nation

In the days of yore Africans were fully engaged in breastfeeding their newborns so they got the required nutrients and protection from their first diet. Even while growing up as a little child in the village I knew that this practice was almost like a full time career for nursing mothers who diligently fed their babies on breast milk. Some mothers however, due to perhaps lack of a cut out career, overdid the practice such that a little kid could go about playing in the neighbourhood, and suddenly come home to remove his mother’s breast from the bra and begin to suck! It was a common sight.
Proudly breastfeeding