NGO Canvasses For Legislation To Promote Breastfeeding

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The Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has urged the National Assembly to enact laws that would promote breastfeeding to boost nutrition indices.

Miss Lilian Ajah-mong, spokesperson of the organisation, stated this in on Sunday in Abuja in a statement made available to newsmen to commemorate the 2017 World Breastfeeding Week.

The CS-SUNN, is a coalition of the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH ).

Ajah-mong said that the enactment of the laws would protect mothers while practicing exclusive breastfeeding.

She noted that such legislation would clamp down on employers of labour who do not adhere to the stipulated maternity leave months for nursing mothers.

Ajah-mong called on all decision makers, partners and relevant stakeholders in the health sector to forge purposeful affiliations that would improve health…

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