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Thought Leadership Series

Better Breastfeeding for a Healthier Nigeria: 2020 World Breastfeeding Week

Every year from August 1–7, Nigeria joins over 170 countries globally to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. This is one of the greatest outreach vehicles for the promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. The event, formally endorsed by the 1990 WHO Innocenti Declaration and policymakers across the globe, reaffirms commitment to breastfeeding […]

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Nutrition Torchlight Series

Partnerships for better nutrition in Kaduna State: The Alive & Thrive Model

Malnutrition is a direct or underlying cause of 45% of all deaths of under-five children, and Nigeria has the second highest burden of stunted children in the world, with an estimated 2 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Only two out of every 10 children affected is currently reached with treatment. Only 17% […]

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Torchlight Series

Milky Express: Nigerian made lactation options for breastfeeding mothers

Titilayo Medunoye gave birth to her first child, her lovely daughter Lani, in 2014. The new mother was understandably excited about her baby and like all new mothers, was keen about properly breastfeeding her child. But, she began to have difficulties breastfeeding. “I had a difficult pregnancy and I was looking forward to having the […]

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Nutrition Torchlight Series

Saving 10K - Empowering Nigerian mothers with local options for child nutrition

Six months have passed, the journey is finally over! You have managed to exclusively breastfeed your baby as recommended by all the health experts and you’re a hero! Now you can rest. Or so you think, until you suddenly realise that you now need to understand your baby’s nutritional needs, now that they may not […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

The Breast Milk Substitute Code - Time for Implementation and Enforcement in Nigeria

Breast will always be bestThe importance of breastfeeding to improve the health and nutrition of infants and young children cannot be overemphasised. Breastfeeding gives children the healthiest start in life. It is sufficient and beneficial for nutrition in a baby’s first 6 months. Breast milk stimulates brain development and functions as an infant’s first vaccine. […]