An expert midwife, Roseline Oladimeji, advises women to let their husbands suckle their mothers especially when they are pregnant.
Mrs. Oladimeji said this at the breastfeeding week meeting held in Lagos state, Nigeria.
Leadership Hausa newspaper reported.
“In addition to increasing the bond of love that will strengthen between the couple, if the husband is sucking his wife’s mother, he will make the nipple come out and he will be strong so that when the baby comes to the world, he will enjoy sucking well.
You can also put ointment on the mother’s mouth at night when going to sleep.
In the end, she called on women to prepare their mothers and prepare them for breastfeeding the baby when they are pregnant. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have called on the governments of the world to continue to educate people about the importance of breastfeeding babies for at least six months after birth.
The groups made this call on their website during the World Breastfeeding Awareness Week, which is held every year from August 1 to 7.
In their speeches, the presidents of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, and WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said that breastfeeding is important because breast milk contains substances that improve the health of children, especially protection from infections that kill young children.
The leaders said that doing this will help save the lives of 820,000 children who die every year in the world.
The importance of breastfeeding Doctors have revealed that breastfeeding a baby exclusively for six months or more is a factor that increases the health of babies.
The Ministry of Health has stated that less than 24 percent of babies are breastfed for six months in Nigeria.
The official of the Ministry of Health, Chimay Thompson, said this, and added that failure to do so is one of the reasons that increase the mortality of children and women.
“Exclusively breastfeeding a child for six months is a way that helps to improve the health of the child and the mother.” Thompson said.