Young Mothers Reluctant To Breastfeed For Cosmetic Reasons

Breasts feeding parents
Breasts feeding parents

SEROWE: Young mothers have been accused of reluctance to breastfeed due to cosmetic reasons even though breastfeeding plays an important role in saving young lives.

According to research, if every child was breastfed within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for their first six months of life and breastfed up to the age of two years, 800,000 lives would be saved annually.

One medical practitioner officiating at the just ended New Directions in Global Health seminar held at the Serowe Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) for media practitioners and other stakeholders, Dr Janet Mwambona from the Center for Diseases Control (CDC) Botswana, said that it has become a trend that young mothers prefer beauty over their children’s lives.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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