A father of four, Mr Collins Emeka Obiji eager to share his success story on exclusive breast feeding said, “My wife Princess Bright Nma goes exclusive immediately she gives birth. My four children were exclusively breast fed and its benefit is seen in their health, intellectually and otherwise. My first son King David Emeka was promoted from first nursery to primary 1 and the same goes for his second son, Daniel Emeka who was promoted from first nursery to primary 1 and from primary 4 to primary 6 and will be going to college in September. He added “not only are my children smart and brilliant; they hardly have health challenges and the expenditure at home as regards baby food is reduced”. He concluded by saying that “Breast feeding should not be compromised; it should be done with utmost commitment”.
Exclusive breast feeding of new born babies for at least six months cannot be overemphasised because its result is visible in the lives of baby and mother. To mark this year’s breast feeding week, a baby show was organised by the Federal Ministry of Health, Society for Family Health (SFH) and Nyanya General Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria. The celebration saw an impressive turn out of medical practitioners, mothers, babies and exclusive breastfeeding supporters who were present to observe the day as well as share their success stories on the benefits of exclusive breast feeding.