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The wife of Ogun state Governor Her Excellency Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, admonishes the Nursing women on Exclusive Breast feeding for healthy growth of their babies in continuation of the Year 2020 World Breast Feeding Day, in Makun Health centre, Sagamu Local Government Area.
The First Lady of Ogun State, ably represented by Mrs Tolulope Abdul, wife of Ogun State House of Assembly Member, Sagamu Constituency 1, in her speech enjoined all Nursing mothers on exclusive breastfeeding
extensively, stressing that, breastfeeding creates bond between mother and child, it comes out at good temperature not cold nor hot, not expensive and it serves as a means of family planning to mothers.
She maintained, that since growth is synonymous to human development, all mothers and caregivers should imbibe exclusive breastfeeding, which will help in development of the child’s brain and general body building. It would also improve their immune system against sicknesses and diseases, she added.
She also emphasized the importance of Colostrum, which according to her, happened to be the first food produced substance in the mother’s breast as a natural immunity Antibodies as resistance to various diseases and infections.
She further charged all mothers to join hands together with Her Excellency, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun in order to move Ogun state forward.
After which, she presented gifts items to the Nursing mothers, such as Diapers, Shawls, Detergents, Disinfectants, Toilet rolls other various items.
Earlier, while welcoming Her Excellency, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun and her entourage to the Local government Area, Chairperson, Sagamu Local Government, Mrs Aminat Salami,thanked Her Excellency, for identifying and celebrating with the Nursing mothers in the Area on the auspicious occasion.
She also advised the Nursing mothers to make use of the training and counseling made by the resource persons, for their benefits and that of their children.
She added that exclusive breast feeding of their babies would help their bodies to readjust back to its former form after child birth, as well as helped in child spacing as agreed by their husbands.
While speaking, the Local government Area Primary Health Care Coordinator, Dr Oyedele Mayomi appreciated the good gestures of Mrs Bamidele Abiodun for her interest in the well being of all Citizens of Ogun State and stated that, being a mother herself, she had proved to understand the importance of exclusive breastfeeding as the most important food for babies, which made the event a reality at the instance of Her Excellency, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun.
He therefore, encouraged, nursing mothers to make it a priority when their babies demanded for Breast milk.
During the training session, Mrs. Adelaja Adefunke, a nurse at the centre, show a practical demonstration of proper sitting position and how to carry babies while breastfeeding in order to avoid mother’s neck and back pain, stressing that, the exercise of breast feeding, is give the child to the breast not give the breast to the child.
Present at the occasion are, The Transition Chairman, Hon. Olugbenga Banjo, other
members, Mrs Awosika, member , Ogun state Primary Health care board, Mr Wale Bamiro, Holga; Directors, Comrade Rosline Solarin, Chairman NANM, and other staffs of the Health Centre.