Breastfeeding, key to Sustainable Development-Dr. Jibril.
Officiating at the breastfeeding week commemoration in Hukuntsi, with theme: ‘A key to sustainable development’ the Deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Haruna Jibril has emphasized the importance of breastfeeding as an ecological and socially sustainable practice.
Dr Jibril indicated that studies had shown that exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continued breastfeeding for two years and beyond, provide high quality nutrients development’ perfectly links breastfeeding to the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whose overall aim is to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all citizens.
He said the theme, connects breastfeeding as a key survival and sustainable element of the SDGs as it significantly improves the development and survival of infants. Breastfeeding is interwoven with all SDG goals as a key component of nutrition and food security as well as an environmentally sustainable method of feeding children to hence their healthy development and survival.