• 13 per cent infant deaths linked to inadequate breastfeeding – UNICEF

    13 per cent infant deaths linked to inadequate breastfeeding – UNICEF

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that low exclusive breast feeding and inappropriate complementary feeding was responsible for increasing rate of stunted growth among children in Nigeria.

    Making a presentation at a workshop on child malnutrition at Ibadan, the UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, Mrs Ada Ezeogu, added that 33% of children are already stunted following reports by the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHNS) survey of 2015.

    She further explained that children who are exclusively breastfed including with the right complementary […]