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NAFDAC To Nursing Mothers: Embrace Exclusive Breastfeeding

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) has recommended that nursing mothers should practice exclusive breastfeeding to enhance the well-being of their infants. This advice was given by Mrs. Josephine Dayilim, the North West Director of the agency, during a one-day workshop in Kaduna on the prohibition of promoting breast milk substitutes. This event was jointly organized by NAFDAC and the Carelink Resource Foundation.

Dayilim, represented by Rahila Maishanu, NAFDAC Desk Officer in charge of breast milk substitutes in Kaduna, emphasized the importance of educating nursing mothers about the risks associated with using breast milk substitutes for their newborns. She also highlighted the existence of a code that explicitly prohibits the inappropriate marketing and advertising of breast milk substitutes, as well as the promotion of such products.

Dayilim urged stakeholders to adhere to this code and encouraged them to extend the initiative to their respective communities. She expressed gratitude for their efforts in raising awareness about the significance of adopting exclusive breastfeeding.

It’s worth noting that participants at the workshop represented a range of organizations, including the National Union of Road Transport Workers, traditional leaders, and health workers. They pledged to follow the code and implement it in their respective areas of influence.


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