Mrs Bolanle Ambode Reiterates On The Benefits Of Breastfeeding | Must Read

The wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Her excellency, Mrs Bolanle Patience Ambode has again reiterated to nursing moms and pregnant women, the need to attach great importance to exclusive breast-feeding for new born babies, Daily Trust reports.

Ambode, in a statement to commemorate the occasion of this year’s World Breast-feeding Week, held annually in the first week of August said the benefits of breast milk to the infant were too profound to be ignored, as it is an important foundation for a baby’s life.

Mrs Ambode, 54, said putting a baby to the breast in the first hour of life was a major safeguard against infant’s death, adding that exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months helps them grow, prevents under nutrition, promotes brain development, as well as reduce the risk of overweight.

She further said that breast milk was vital because it acts as the baby’s first vaccine, thereby boosting immunity for newborn babies. According to her,

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“Nothing can compare to the breast milk. No matter the nutritional value of the baby formula, it cannot adequately take the place of breast milk in the life of the new born.

God who created it in His own special way to be baby-friendly, has made it the most important and most beneficial type of food a baby gets to know. Nursing mothers should not make excuses of their jobs or career for not doing exclusive breastfeeding because the advantages to the baby are too many”, she said.

The Governor’s wife commended the theme for this year’s World Breast-feeding Week : “Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life”, describing it as apt and the basic truth about the practice.

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She explained further that breastfeeding is good bonding between mother and infant, adding that improved breastfeeding practices around the world could save the lives of nearly one million children under five years, according to international health bodies postulations.

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