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.
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"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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