Early in­fant breast-feed­ing rate re­mains low – Health com­mis­sioner

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Hamisu Kabir Matazu, Da­maturu Yobe State Com­mis­sioner of Health, Dr Muham­mad Bello Kawuwa said that early ini­ti­a­tion rates and ex­clu­sive breast-feed­ing to in­fants and young chil­dren has re­mained too low in Yobe State.

The com­mis­sioner dis­closed this yes­ter­day at a press brief­ing on the 2017 World Breast-feed­ing week cel­e­bra­tion in Da­maturu, say­ing the poor prac­tice was due to bar­ri­ers brought by myths and be­liefs.

"It's dis­heart­en­ing that even in the most re­mote vil­lages poor moth­ers pre­fer giv­ing in­fant for­mu­lar to their new­born babies than breast milk," he said.

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