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Future Assured Advocates for Exclusive Breastfeeding

Future Assured Advocates for Exclusive Breastfeeding


Nigeria has the poorest exclusive breastfeeding rate in Africa with about 25% of children having stunted growth, apart from this, only 30% of children below the age of two years receive the minimum acceptable diet to end the week Future Assured the nongovernmental initiative of the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari had an enlightenment walk to inform residents of Abuja of the benefits of breasfeeding, the walk took off from ladoke Akintola boulevard, through Lagos street to Ahmadu Bello and terminated at Garki International Market, Mrs Buhari is advocating for exclusive breastfeeding for six months and up to two years with other foods included.
Future Assured Advocates for Exclusive Breastfeeding
This years theme “sustaining breastfeeding together” is meant to encourage the family especially husbands to support the mother to breast feed the child.
The programme is a call for all hands to be on deck to sustain breastfeeding, This means everyone has a responsibility, not only the mothers, but the whole family including the extended family.
During the walk there was a question and answer session to enlighten the community and also a drama sketch by youth corpers.
Future Assured Advocates for Exclusive Breastfeeding
The walk was in conjunction with the Federal ministry of health, the national agency for food and drug administration and control and the primary health care development agency.
Story and Photos by Bamigbala Adekola