Ogun NAWOJ partners with Police Officer's wives to Educate women on effective breastfeeding and family planning~NEWSEXTRA - NEWS EXTRA ONLINE

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Thursday, 13 August 2020

Ogun NAWOJ partners with Police Officer's wives to Educate women on effective breastfeeding and family planning~NEWSEXTRA




The Nigeria association of women journalists, NAWOJ in Ogun state in collaboration with the Ogun state chapter of Police officers wives association, POWA organised a day seminar on Effective breastfeeding and family planning.

The seminar, which was held at Eleweran, headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Abeokuta orientated Nigerian women to pay greater attention to their health and wellbeing to enable them raise healthy children and a better society.

The lecturers, Dr Ayotunde Erinoso and Dr Jumoke Adekogba who did justice to the topic, effective breastfeeding  and family planning, emphasized the need for exclusive breastfeeding as it remains the only enriched food for children at early stage, which would promote bond between the mothers and their children.

Speaking on the advantages of exclusive breastfeeding, Dr Erinoso said women that exclusively breastfed their children would be free from periodic sickness while it will also encourage a crime free society. 

Dr Jumoke Adekogba on her own part pointed that child spacing reduces the rate of maternal mortality. 15 women out of 50 who died while giving birth and frees babies from infection, she added. 

Earlier, the chairperson of NAWOJ, Mrs Modupeola Sobukola said the essence of the gathering was to promote safe motherhood.



In a remark, the POWA chairperson, Mrs Millicent Ajogun urged women to pay attention to child spacing and exclusive breastfeeding as it is beneficial to the larger society. 

Also speaking, the State Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward Ajogun commended Ogun NAWOJ and POWA for the partnership with a promise that the Ogun command of the Nigeria Police would continue to give support and encourage women in the force.

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