The Department of the Community Health and Primary Healthcare of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) joined the world to mark the 2017 breastfeeding week in Agbowa PHC, Agbowa – Ikosi LCDA, Lagos on Wednesday, 2nd August with the theme “Working Together For The Good Of All”.

This was to commemorates this year‘s breastfeeding day. The event was an opportunity to highlight the importance of breastfeeding and how best to make it work for Mothers with the support of their relatives.

The Head of the Department of the Community Health and Primary Healthcare department Dr. Kolade Wright welcomed participants to the symposium.

A welcome address was also given by the Apex nurse (Agbowa) Matron Adewale who represented the M.O.H Dr. Osoba.

Remarks were made by the representatives of the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Dr. Aborisade and the provost of LASUCOM, Mrs. Akinwunmi who advised mothers to breastfeed their babies exclusively for at least six months after delivery which is very crucial for healthy growth and development of their children and at most two years to prevent them from sicknesses and diseases.

Matron Adewale, in her speech gave reasons and advantages why the mothers must breastfeed their babies.

Demonstration of breastfeeding was displayed by Chief Nursing Officer O.A Omope. Drama and baby shows were also staged by the mothers and presentation of gifts were also given to all the participants and vote of thanks was given by Dr. Femi Adebayo.

August 3rd, 2017

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