Home Topics Breastfeeding


NAFDAC guides companies on donation, sale of breast milk substitutes

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised companies involved in donation or marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS) to keep to the World Health Organisation (WHO) code.

Expert: Effective family planning reduces maternal mortality rate by 30 percent

A family planning expert, Dr Taiwo Johnson, has canvassed for the involvement of men in the family planning to reduce maternal mortality among women in Nigeria.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

Kebbi treats 102, 761 malnourished children in four years

No fewer than 102, 761 malnourished children have received treatment in Kebbi State between 2015 and 2019, the State Nutrition Officer, Mrs Beatrice Kwere has said.

UNICEF: 49% children under five not growing well in Nigeria

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), said 49 per cent of children under the age of five in the country do not grow well as they are either stunted, wasted or overweight.

Expert: A man sucking woman’s breasts won’t stop cancer, only breastfeeding a baby does

A medical expert, Mrs. Abigael Shona, has said that, contrary to popular belief that breast cancer could be prevented when a man sucks his spouse’s breasts, only actively breastfeeding a baby can achieve the goal.

Tension in Akwa Ibom community as ‘herders’ kill farmer

Nkek community in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State is on edge following the death of one Lucky Christopher Udoakpan allegedly killed by Fulani herdsmen.
Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna government inaugurates data collection system on malnutrition

The Kaduna State Government has deployed new technology to facilitate data collection on rising cases of malnutrition to enable it to tackle the challenge effectively.

More mothers embrace breastfeeding – survey

As the campaign for exclusive breastfeeding gains momentum in Nigeria, newsmen reports that more mothers are embracing the art for the health and economic benefits of mothers and their babies.

Lagos flags-off meningitis vaccination to protect children

Lagos State government under the State Primary Health Care Board (PHCB), on Friday flagged-off meningitis vaccination in the State in order to get rid of ‘Men A meningitis’ and protect children against same.

Experts: Breast feeding mothers can also enjoy sex

Two medical experts, Subedetu Nafiu, a Family Planning manager, and Olusola Malomo, a nutritionist, on Friday said breastfeeding mothers can also enjoy sex while breastfeeding.
Wife of Borno Governor, Hajiya Falmata Zulum, distributes nutrition supplements to nursing mothers during the 2019 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) in Maiduguri.

Breastfeeding: Borno agency plans baby-friendly spaces in workspaces

The Borno Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA) has announced plans to establish baby-friendly spaces in work places to enable lactating mothers to breastfeed their babies.

Expert: Breastfeeding can prevent 13% of infant mortality

Technical Advisor, Policy and Advocacy, Alive & Thrive, Mrs Toyin Adewale-Gabriel, says if 90 per cent of mothers can practice exclusively breastfeeding, not less than 13 per cent of infant mortality can be prevented.

Muslims worldwide get ready for 2019 Ramadan, starting May 6

Muslims around the world are preparing for the commencement of the holy period of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month as per the Islamic dating system, i.e. the Hijri calendar.

WFA: Appropriate feeding practices for children lacking in Nigeria

A group, Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WFA), on Monday said appropriate feeding practices for children was still lacking among Nigerians, thus bringing about the prevalence of malnutrition in the country.

Official: Include eggs in children’s daily diet to avoid stunted growth

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN-Nigeria), an international non-governmental organisation, says inclusion of eggs in daily diet of children provides inexpensive high quality protein for proper growth.

Nutritionist: Low compliance to early breastfeeding, major cause of malnutrition

A Nutritionist, Malam Sulaiman Mamman, says low level of compliance to early initiation to breastfeeding and complementary breastfeeding are major causes of malnutrition among children.

Health official lauds benefits of breastfeeding

Mrs Chimay Thompson, the Assistant Director, Nutrition Division, Family Health Department, Federal Ministry of Health, has said improving the nation’s breastfeeding practices could save 100,000 lives in Nigeria yearly.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, NOA launch theatre groups for behaviour change

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has agreed to partner with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to institute 90 theatre groups in some states of the federation.

Recent Stories

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

Daniel Amokachi donates food items to Kaduna residents

Nigerian Football Ambassador and former Super Eagles striker Daniel Amokachi has brought huge relieve to thousands of Kaduna residents by distributing food items and other provisions to ward off the effect of the covid-19 lockdown.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor appoints new Emir of Kaura-Namoda

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has presented letter of appointment to the newly appointed Emir of Kaura-Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad.

LAUTECH resident doctors demand 24-months salary arrears, improved working condition

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso has demanded for the payment of their 24 months salary arrears owed its members by the Oyo State Government.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Native doctor arrested for killing a pastor for rituals

Pastor Kalejaiye Ezekiel had allegedly visited the native doctor, Ogunkoya, for some spiritual works concerning his Church and the witchdoctor, 48 , who claimed that he needed a man for rituals decided to use Ezekiel for the rituals.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

IPMAN applauds NNPC over availability of products under lockdown

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Kano state chapter has on Tuesday applauded the leadership qualities of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which it said brought about the availability of products in spite of the lockdown order occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.