Yesterday, the organization held one day sensitization event at the Ogudu Health Centre, Kosofe Local govt, around 1030Hours.
The NGO representatives injunction with the Kosofe health educator unit after a brief preview stated that”an infant must be given breast milk within an hour after delivery for both the baby and the mother safety health.
The infants naturally within 60minutes of arrival and sucking of the breast will enable the baby enjoy the first healthy, and protective cholesterol from the mother mammary gland.
The early minutes breastfeeding cholesterol serves as the most important immunization before other categories of immunization. And its quicken the reduction of bile pains on the baby.
While its helps the mother to reduce bleeding ,enhanced easy and unstoppable flow of the breast milk.
However, at the event the debate over who owns the breasts of a wife between an husband and a child reverberated. Which threw the venue populated by matured people into laughter.
Medically, husbands are advised that before the expected delivery date(EDD), they should help their pregnant wives to massage, s**k the n**ples so as to, make it soft work for the newborn baby to use without stress, prevents delayed breast feeding and pains suffered by nursing mothers.
The early hour breast feeding is also targeted at preventing the use of feeding bottles that reportedly to be unhygiene atimes and causes diarrhea.
Educationally, it was disclosed that breast milk doesn’t sourer and enjoined pregnant women who are still breast feeding a young child to continue up to 8months of the new pregnancy.
Advising them to stop any breast feeding between one to two months before the EDD for the discussed cholesterol to develop for the benefit of the upcoming baby.
Added that after early minutes feeding multi breasts feeding are encouraged for the infant and the young child within the breast feeding age.
The sensitization event attended by Ward Health Committee Members, market women and men in kosofe, was also told the important of anti natal by the representatives of SC international, Kosofe health educator unit and the social mobilization committee chairman for kosofe federal constituency, Alhaji R.A (Read MAMAYE: DONT LET IGNORANCE KILL YOUR BABY AND YOURSELF- Rasheed Awofeso )
The infant full packed sensitization also talks about child abuse; child rape…..(Read more MANIPULATES AND TWISTS CHILDS NATURAL SENSE OF TRUST AND LOVE- AWOFESO RASHEED)
At the end of the programme, The Save the children NGO, expected the various community stakeholders participants to ensure that the people of kosofe Local government(Agboyi ketu and ikosi isheri lcdas) adopts the appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices and to eliminate malnutrition.
The larger people of the communities are also expected to be informed through the Mosque and church services, Residents and community devpt association weekly or monthly meetings. During wedding and naming ceremonies, or during any special gathering.