Nigeria: Breastfeeding Indices in Nigeria Below Optimal – FG

As Nigeria joins the global community to commemorate this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, the minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said that despite the benefits of breastfeeding, the indices in the country are below optimal.

The minister, who stated this at a press briefing yesterday in Abuja, said that an estimated 20,000 maternal deaths could be prevented annually if optimal breastfeeding were practiced.

According to the National Demographic and Health Survey 2018, 97 per cent of…


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