UNICEF: Six months exclusive breastfeeding will curb malnutrition in Nigeria
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said nursing mothers should observe the six months exclusive breastfeeding for their children as a way of curbing child malnutrition in Nigeria.
The organisation’s nutrition specialist in its Bauchi field office, Philomena Irene, gave the advise at a two-day media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola on Thursday
The dialogue, which was organised by UNICEF in collaboration with the child rights information bureau (CRIB) of the federal ministry of information and culture, was themed ‘Investing in Child Malnutrition for the Future’.
Irene lamented the alarming rate of child malnutrition in Nigeria, noting that through exclusive breast feeding, the menace of child mortality could be reduced.
“Malnutrition has made Nigeria to be among the highest contributors to under-five child mortality in the world,” she said.
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