Children Advocacy Forum Sensitizes Dwozark Women on Breast Feeding
The Children’s Advocacy Forum (CAF) has ended sensitization with Dwozark women on the importance of breast feeding with support from FOCUS 1000. (Photo: CEO, FOCUS 1000, Mohamed Bailor Jalloh Addressing the Dwozark Community people)
The sensitization meeting which marked the World Breast Feeding Week was held at the Dwozark Community Health Centre in Freetown on Saturday August 5th 2017.
In his opening remarks, the Community Health Officer (CHO) welcome the CEO OF focus 1000 and team, Kombra Media Network (KMN), members of the Children Advocacy Forum, Dwozark women among others. He encouraged participants especially pregnant, lactating and suckling mothers to pay attention so that they will benefit from the engagement.
CAF Director, Abdul Ndedewai Swarray informed women on the importance of reaching them during the world breast feeding week and emphasized on the manner some women are not taking good care of their children and he spoke on their responsibility.
Delivering the keynote address, the Chief Executive Officer, FOCUS 1000, Mohamed Bailor Jalloh thanked the Government and all those who came together for the success of the program and he assured participants that his institution is in full support of the program.
He admonished lactating mothers to give nothing except effective breast feeding to children during the first six months adding that a child should be well breast fed and drink lots of water. “The more you breast feed the child, the more you prevent him/her from contracting Cancer.”
The CEO observed that the sensitization meeting was dominated by teenage mother which demonstrated that teenage pregnancy is on the increase at that particular community. He therefore appealed to the Government through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to do something to curb such menaces in our society.
He encouraged all husbands who accompanied their wives to the meeting to work with their partners to grow their children well, an action he described as one of the concept of the Kombra Media Network.
According to the CEO women who breast feed their children adequately will not get pregnant even if they go to bed with their husbands and he advised lactating mothers to make use of condom if they desire to have sex with their husbands.
He encouraged Men who he described in our local parlance as Kombra to continue monitoring their wives to ensure they follow medical precautions and admonished pregnant women not to smoke, fight or drink alcohol.
By Victor Tutu Rogers (KMN)
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