After oxygen, breast milk is the first gift every child should receive as soon as s/he is birthed. I believe that it is the birthright of every child and they should have a taste of it from the very first hour of life.
Breastfeeding is highly beneficial to children, mothers, families and the community at large.
Did you know that globally, 60% of newborns do not initiate breastfeeding within the first hour of birth?
Did you know that less than 40% of babies are breastfed exclusively for the first six months of their lives?
Did you know that over 820000 children could be saved yearly if all children 0-23 months were optimally breastfed?
Did you know that breastfeeding could prevent 20000 deaths from breast cancer annually?
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NATURE’S SUPERFOOD – A COMPILATION OF TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL BREASTFEEDING
•explains everything you need to know about the human breast milk and the art of breastfeeding, in a simplified and concise fashion
• encourages mothers to achieve optimal breastfeeding – to breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months and to continue breastfeeding until 2 years or beyond.
• answers the frequently asked questions on how to breastfeed successfully.
• debunks the common misconceptions about breastfeeding
• discusses the major challenges women face from lactation to weaning and provides practical advice on how to overcome them.
• boosts the confidence of women who have chosen breast milk over formula
• is a must-read for all first-time parents as well as an excellent refresher course for the veterans!
*Launch date – 7th August, 2020
*Prelaunch offer – get a pdf copy at ₦3500 or $9 (30% discount), in commemoration of the 2020 World Breastfeeding Week (1st – 7th August)
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Dr Khadijah Tijani, MBBS
1. Give them enough maternity leave – with pay. 6 months for exclusive breastfeeding should be the minimum. It gets better when it’s longer. A woman who gets a paid maternity leave is more likely to return to work.
2. Create a nursery. If the workplace is large enough and the female employees are many, employers should create a space to allow nursing mothers bring their children. The mothers can arrange and pay for a nanny. This will encourage optimal breastfeeding.
3. Give them breastfeeding breaks when they resume. 30 minutes to one hour will go a long way. They can use the time to pump, go (home or to the nursery) and feed their babies, or just relax and bond.
4. Provide a safe space. Clear up a room where mothers can spend their break time without any disturbance. It would be nice to furnish the space with a nice rocking chair, a table, electric plugs and a refrigerator for storing expressed milk.
5. Keep their job flexible for the first year. Lactating women are more likely to quit their jobs in the first year, if they don’t get enough time to care for their babies. Those who have the option of working from home, or taking flexible hours, are more likely to thrive better in their careers.
Can you share more tips on how to encourage breastfeeding in the workplace?