Aisha Buhari Advocates Breastfeeding Centres At Work Places


Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has called on employers in Nigeria to create an enabling environment for mothers to breastfeed the babies at work.Speaking at the commemoration of 2015 World ‎Breastfeeding Week themed:

“Breastfeeding and work: Let’s make it work”, Ms. Buhari urged all mothers to remain committed to feeding the babies properly to help reduce malnutrition in the country. She ‎said breastfeeding is key to reducing malnutrition.

Also launched was the maternal Monday website, , which aims to create improved health seeking behaviour for all women and children. The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health, Linus Awute, represented by the Director of Public Health, Bridget Okeguale said:

 “God has provided breast milk for womanhood to provide for her offspring. Please breastfeed your child exclusively for the first six months.”She said there is no shame in breastfeeding, adding that breastfeeding messages must get to the rural areas.