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How we struggle to achieve exclusive breastfeeding – Anambra working mothers

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 How we struggle to achieve exclusive breastfeeding Anambra working mothers
How we struggle to achieve exclusive breastfeeding – Anambra working mothers

1 Some working mothers in Anambra have decried the three months maternity leave policy of the state, saying they are caught between trying to achieve exclusive breastfeeding and maintaining their career.

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2 They expressed their displeasure while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Awka to mark the 2022 World Breastfeeding Week.
According to the nursing mothers, they go the extra mile to breastfeed exclusively because  their babies’ delicate immune systems depend on breast milk nutrition for proper development.

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3 Mrs Irene Dike, a civil servant, said that she takes her mother and five-month-old baby to work everyday to achieve exclusive breastfeeding.

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4 “I was determined to defy all odds when I resumed work after three months maternity leave.

5 My mother comes to work with me and she stays with the baby in my car.

6 “I have to run down to the car park every two hours whenever my mum calls so I can breastfeed my baby.

7 It is not easy at all but my mum keeps encouraging me, saying I’m making the healthiest choice for my baby.

8 “So, there is need for the state government to increase  maternity leave to six months like we have in states like Lagos.

9 It will help working mothers to achieve exclusive breastfeeding,” she said.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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