In Kebbi Governor's wife urges women to breastfeed exclusively

She urged women to desist from feeding their newborn babies with infant formula instead of breast milk.

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Kebbi governor's wife urges women to breastfeed exclusively

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The wife of Kebbi Governor, Dr Zainab Bagudu, has advised mothers to embrace the six months exclusive breastfeeding of their newborn babies.

Bagudu gave the advise while addressing nursing mothers and other women in Gwandu Local Government Area on Monday as part of activities to mark the World Breastfeeding Week.

She said exclusive breastfeeding would enhance the health of mothers and their children, as well as improve the immune system of the babies against killer diseases.

She pledged to intensify the campaign for exclusive breastfeeding, stressing that it had long term advantage to babies and served as huge economic relief to parents.

She added that "as a consultant pediatrician, I will not relent in initiating policies and programmes that will promote the health sector of the state.’’

She urged women to desist from feeding their newborn babies with infant formula instead of breast milk.

The governor’s wife then distributed clothing materials, detergents, foodstuff and diapers to 100 nursing mothers.

The Spokesperson of the beneficiaries ,Hajiya Halima Gwandu, thanked the governor’s wife for the advises given to them and assured that they would embrace exclusive breastfeeding of their babies. 

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