It was breast feeding week across the world recently and I got to speak to a Project Accountant who exclusively breastfed her son. Read her story and be inspired. Why did you choose to breastfeed? I chose to breastfeed because I had done a lot of research into the benefits and I felt that it would be beneficial for my baby. Part of my research involved attending a breastfeeding workshop while I was pregnant and that taught me a lot about breastfeeding so I felt quite confident about breastfeeding my son when he was born. What would you say is […]
Uche Ralph-Opara is a stunning Mummy of four and a public health physician with over ten years of diversified medical expertise spanning from clinical practice and health services management under a health insurance platform to coordinating and implementing HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programs under USAID, Global Fund and BMGF funded projects. Her invaluable career experiences are complemented by a post graduate degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Uche is currently working as Associate Director/State Team Lead on the Alive & Thrive IYCF project in Lagos State.She […]
For every Mum one of the most important issues is ensuring our children are happy and healthy that’s why I write quite a few posts on children’s nutrition and parenting . There’s not point reaching the highest heights in your chosen field and having children who are not well nourished in body, spirit and soul. When it comes to our infants most mothers choose breast milk and it makes all the sense in the world. You see, mothers milk is tailor made for your infant and is simply the best nutrition your little one can get. However despite my strong […]
“I’m Pregnant!” she announces triumphantly, and everyone rejoices. She goes to ante-natal classes to prepare for the birthing process… yet nothing and no one can prepare a woman for what will turn out to be a journey of a lifetime… the journey called parenting.I remember when I had my first child, it was surreal. I couldn’t believe that the baby lying on my chest was mine, my baby, my son, my child! I was a mother and I although I was excited, I was also a bit confused, and to be honest a little scared. I wondered what kind of […]
Okay, for those of you who breastfed or know people that did, what do you think: does breastfeeding actually make the breast sag? This is an article on the subject.