Ambode’s Wife advocates more time for breast feeding.
At the 15th Babies and Mothers Expo organized by a group, Afribaby, in commemoration of the 2016, World Breast Feeding week, held at the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, tagged ‘’Breast feeding; A key to sustainable Development’’,
The Wife of Lagos state Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, who was represented by Dr. Ibironke Shodende, has urged employers of labour to create more liberal working conditions for pregnant women and nursing mother that will allow them undertake proper breast feed of their babies, she said by doing so employers of labour would be contributing to the development of the society, noting that the way babies were raised determined the kind of adults in the society.
Mrs. Ambode, who described breast feeding as amoral obligation of mothers to their babies, condemned the trend among some young mothers, who hide under ‘’the so-called social exposure’’ to shy away from breast feeding their babies, adding, ;;This theme is clearly telling us that healthy citizen is always important in the development of the society, adding that, ‘Raising strong , agile infant is certainly the forerunner of healthy population, we therefore appeal to employers of labour to consider more liberal working conditions for nursing mothers.
Speaking at the event, The Executive Director, Afribaby, Mrs. Olayinka Odiboh, said the event was part of the organization’s efforts to encourage the culture of exclusive breast feeding among Nigerian mothers.