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 Embrace Exclusive Breast Feeding- Rivers Dep. Gov Dr Banigo Urge Nursing Mothers
August 4, 2022

Embrace Exclusive Breast Feeding- Rivers Dep. Gov Dr Banigo Urge Nursing Mothers

Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has reiterated the need for nursing mothers to embrace exclusive breast feeding to facilitate the healthy growth of their babies.

Dr. Banigo stated this in her goodwill message from the Government House in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022 to commemorate the 2022, World Breast Feeding Week.

According to the Public Health Physician, breast milk remains nature’s food for ensuring the health and quality of life for infants through childhood to adult life.

She said expectant mothers should register at the Government Health facilities spread across the State for their antenatal visits, delivery, and post-natal services, adding that the Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike led Administration cares about the health of nursing mothers and their babies.

It would be recalled that the first week of August each year has been set aside as World Breast Feeding Week, which is an initiative to raise awareness on the benefits of exclusive breast-feeding.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support”.

Owupele Benebo

Head of Press

Deputy Governor’s Office, Port Harcourt.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2022.

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