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Breastfeeding can save 100,000 Nigerian lives annually, claims Govt official

Breastfeeding can save 100,000 Nigerian lives annually, claims Govt official

Mrs Chimay Thompson, the Assistant Director, Nutrition Division, Family Health Department, Federal Ministry of Health, has said improving the nation’s breastfeeding practices could save 100,000 lives in Nigeria yearly. Thompson made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday. The assistant director said the findings were contained in the […] …

Newborns could die if not breastfed 2 to 23 hours after birth – Expert

Beware of fraudsters, FG warns YouWIN applicants

MALAM Isah Ibrahim, Nutrition Advocacy Adviser to Save the Children International (SCI) said on Tuesday that delaying breastfeeding by two to 23 hours after birth increase the risk of death in the first 28 days […]
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UNICEF Reveals Nigeria Loses N6.6tn Yearly To Inadequate Breastfeeding

The Nigerian economy loses as much as US$21 billion (N6.6 Trillion) per year or 4.1 per cent of its gross national income, because of inadequate breastfeeding, UNICEF has disclosed. UNICEF through its nutrition specialist, Philomena Irene, revealed this on Tuesday in Kano during a worshop, saying when the cost of low cognitive development and low […]
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Formula milk advertisement, obstacle to exclusive breastfeeding ― Expert

  THE influence of advertisement of formula milk is a major barrier to exclusive breastfeeding of newborns in Nigeria, a Gynaecologist, Dr Azeez Ojekunle, has said.   Ojekunle, who works with Mount Sinai Hospital in […]
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‘Nigeria loses $21bn annually to inadequate breastfeeding, cognitive losses’

IT is said that Nigeria loses about $21 billion annually due to inadequate breast feeding and cognitive losses, hence the need to monitor and enforce the code of breast milk substitutes. Dr James Oloyede, Director, […]
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