Women urged to embrace breastfeeding as a family planning control method
Written by Carren Papai
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Teso North DC Mrs. Josphine Onunga has advised women to embrace continuous breastfeeding as one secure method of family planning.
Mrs. Onunga expressed optimism that continuous breastfeeding after the recommended six months help prevent a woman from getting pregnant.
She also asked women to breastfeed their children for six months without giving them food or drinks saying that it gives them strong body immunity to fight against diseases.
She revealed that continuous breasting after six months helps curb poverty level as less money will be used to treat diseases adding that it helps children grow healthy.
The Dc was addressing women in Malaba Dispensary during a world breasting week sponsored by the Ministry of Health in conjunction with USAID to sensitize women on the vita lines of breastfeeding baby nurturing.
She appealed to the government to increase paternity leave for men from 10 days to at least 90 days to help fathers help their wives to feed their babies exclusively for three months.