Breastfeeding Week: Health Ministry raises awareness

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The Nigerian Ministry of Health has planned series of events to improve awareness about the advantages of breastfeeding for both mothers and children..

This is to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2019.

The WBW is a global campaign that aims to inform, anchor, engage and galvanise actions on breastfeeding and related issues.

The week is observed in about 120 countries of the world since 1992 between Aug. 1 and Aug. 7, to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the globe.

This year’s theme is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”, chosen to focus on empowerment of both parents to value the goals of breastfeeding.

The focus aims to promote optimal breastfeeding practice for improved child survival, as well as facilitate the achievement of sustainable outcomes.

Bilkisu Pai