Breastfeed your babies, not husbands – Enugu Commissioner tasks women

Breastfeed your babies, not husbands – Enugu Commissioner tasks women

Nursing mothers were treated to a hilarious session on Wednesday when Commissioner for Gender Affairs in Enugu State, Peace Nnaji, urged them to stop breastfeeding their husbands, stressing that breastmilk should be reserved for babies.

The Commissioner made the remark at a United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) media dialogue with selected journalists from South East, South-South, and parts of North Central.

She explained that it is wrong for men to be sharing their wives' breastmilk with the babies while insisting that breastmilk is naturally meant for "the baby and not the man".

According to her, "Breastmilk is meant for babies and not their fathers. Mothers should stop feeding their husbands with their breastmilk, it's for their babies.

"It's wrong for mothers not to breastfeed their babies for fear of having flat or saggy breast."

The Commissioner also urged mothers to practise exclusive breastfeeding of their babies for at least the first six months after birth because it has numerous benefits.

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