Wife of Taraba Governor Marks Breastfeeding Week by admin | Aug 1, 2023 | Health, Latest News | 0 comments ‹ Previous Kuteb/Fulani Peace Committee: Gov. Agbu Kefas Receives Report; Commends Committee Next › Gov. Agbu Kefas Tasks Corps Members on Food Production Related Posts Gov. Ishaku Tasks Christians and Muslims to Live in Peace. Rain Storm Kill Five, Injured Catholic Priest, 9 Others in Jalingo. Taraba Trains Commissioners, Perm Secs for Effective Procurement Practice Taraba State Governor Tasks NGADA Community on Unity. World Breastfeeding Week 2023. In commemoration of the World Breastfeeding Week 2023, Her Excellency, Mrs. Agyin Agbu Kefas, addressed the need for families and all stakeholders to help nursing mothers to achieve adequate breastfeeding of their babies, saying this will have positive effects on national health in the long run. Mrs. Agyin, said breastfeeding promote the importance of family-friendly policies to enable breastfeeding and help parents nurture and bond with their children in early life, when it matters most stressing that mothers also need access to a parent friendly workplace to protect and support their ability to continue breastfeeding upon return to work by having access to breastfeeding breaks; a safe, private, and hygienic space for expressing and storing breastmilk; and affordable childcare. World Breastfeeding Week 2023. Breastfeeding decreases the risk of mothers developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. It is estimated that increased breastfeeding could avert 20,000 maternal deaths each year due to breast cancer. The world health body recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is 6 months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond. The World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.The Day commemorates the Innocent Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organisations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Share this:TweetEmail Related Leave a ReplyCancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.