NADFDAC Boss Tasks Women on Breast Feeding

Posted: August 9, 2013 in federal, Uncategorized
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ImageThe Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii has called on Nigerian women to ensure that their babies are properly breast fed in their formative years to avert avoidable deaths among children in the country. 

Dr Orhii who spoke in Makurdi, Benue State capital recently during the 2013 World Breastfeeding year observed in the state expressed worry that over 194,000 children die in the country annually from diarrhea, a figure he said was released by the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF. 

“And since this can be averted when children are properly breastfeed for two years because it helps them develop immunity against such diseases, it becomes even more imperative that I urge mothers to ensure that their babies are breastfed properly.

“Moreover it has been scientifically proven that there is nothing that equals breastfeeding in proper nourishment for infants. Breast milk has the additional advantage of containing antibodies that protect the baby against many common childhood illnesses.

“It is always in the right temperature, costs nothing and nearly every mother has more than enough for her baby; it also protects the mother’s health by preventing bleeding, enables the uterus to return to normal size after delivery and prevents health and breast cancer,” Orhii emphasized.

In her speech, wife of the Benue state Governor, Mrs. Yemisi Suswam, represented by the Managing Director of the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority, Mrs. Ada Chenge, enjoined mothers to take the issue of breastfeeding as a priority in order to safeguard the health of their children, mothers and the state in general

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