Breast still the best!

Grocott's Mail - - NEWS - By LINDANI DONYELI

Women led by drum ma­jorettes car­ried ba­bies on their backs on a fun walk hosted by the Depart­ment of Health’s Makana Sub­dis­trict, Makana Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and Dlukulu Clinic from Maweti store in Joza to No­luthando Hall on Thurs­day 23 Au­gust.

At No­luthando Hall, Phumla Her­mans (In­te­grated Nutri­tion Pro­gramme Man­ager) opened a breast­feed­ing aware­ness work­shop with prayer. Ward 2 coun­cil­lor Rami Xonxa the ward coun­cil­lor gave a wel­come ad­dress.

Health pro­mot­ers sang songs such as “Ubusi lwam­a­bele, si­hamba nalo , sih­lala nalo, ubisi luka­mama. (Breast feed­ing, we are mov­ing with it, the mother’s milk). It en­cour­ages women to give their new­born ba­bies breast milk.

Yolisa Makiki­vana, from the In­te­grated Nutri­tion Pro­gramme said dur­ing Women’s Month, they were en­cour­ag­ing women to feed their young ba­bies with nat­u­ral milk.

“It is health­ier and less ex­pen­sive than buy­ing a tin of milk which will not last long,” Makiki­vana said.

She en­cour­aged part­ners to sup­port breast­feed­ing women. “Breast­feed­ing is health­ier for the baby, bet­ter for the brain and is much cheaper.

She en­cour­aged part­ners to use the money they would have spent on pow­dered milk to buy veg­eta­bles that would ben­e­fit the whole fam­ily.

Photo: Lindani Donyeli

Women car­ry­ing ba­bies in their backs on the fun walk from Maweti shop to No­luthando Hall on Thurs­day 23 Au­gust.

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