Breastfeeding reduces the risk of infections and poor growth, and it is also a perfect way to bond with the baby.
Studies have shown that breastfeeding is equally good for the mother as it lowers the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Mothers who breastfeed find it easier to lose the weight gained during pregnancy.
She also explained that the Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s Mamacare Antenatal and Postnatal Education Program’s findings have demonstrated that midwives are crucial and well placed to support mothers breastfeed thereby creating a healthy community.
UNICEF Nigeria Chief of Nutrition, Arjan de Wagt, said babies who are fed nothing but breastmilk from the moment they are born until they are six months old grow and develop better. Breast milk according to him, gives a child a head start in life and a chance to fight child malnutrition later in life.”