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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Professor Warns Men To Stay Away From Their Wife’s Breast While She Is Breast Feeding

Nigerian men have been advised to keep away from their wives’ breasts while they are breast feeding their children to avoid inflicting wounds on the breasts and exposing the children to infection.

Professor Angela Oyo Ita, stated that men sharing their wives’ breasts while they are breast feeding could inflict wound on the breasts and if the woman is HIV positive, the child could be exposed to the infection.
“Some time  ago, we came here and had a meeting with the men and called on them  to support their wives to carry out exclusive breast feeding for their children and the men said no because the children would die from the thirst for water, but that is not true,” Professor Angela said.
She said myths that a child that is exclusively fed on breast milk for six months  would at some point die out of thirst is not true because beast milk contains enough water to keep the child happy and satisfied. 

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