World breast feeding week celebrated


Waheed Phulpoto
SHIKARPUR, Aug 5: Like as other parts of the World, The World Breast Feeding Week (01st August to 07th August 2015) is celebrating here in Shikarpur by Save the Children Pakistan Program with the collaboration of European Union and with the joint support of Department of Health, People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI) Sindh.
To promote the Breast feeding and its importance, a joint WALK was taken out from District Health Office (DHO) to Station Road while keeping banners and placards in their hands on Wednesday.
The WALK was led by District Health Officer Shikarpur Dr. Captain Muneer Ahmed Jokhio and Sr. Nutrition Coordinator Asfandyar Khan.
The IYCF Kits were distributed on the occasion of World Breast Feeding Week in RBUT Civil Hospital by DHO Shikarpur Dr. Muneer Ahmed Jokhio amongst the lactating mothers.
On the occasion of World Breast Feeding Week, the regular awareness sessions on Breast Feeding / IYCF are being continued at 45 different Health Facilities. Meanwhile meetings with Mother Support Groups are also scheduled to encourage the working women generally and housewives specially to keep continue their healthy practice of Breast Feeding because Breast Milk is the perfect food for babies and the only one that protects them from illness naturally, when mother breast feeds her baby, body releases a Love “Hormone” which helps the mother happier and less stressed. Not only this but mother also losses their weight while continuing this practice.
The large number of participants from Department of Health, PPHI, Save the Children Upper Sindh including District Health Officer Shikarpur Dr. Captain Muneer Ahmed Jokhio, Deputy District Officer HRD Dr. Shabeer Ahmed Shaikh, Asfandyar Khan, Dr. Shahid Ali, Aizaz Ahmed, Imran Ali Soomro and others Paramedical staff and citizens took part in WALK.
Speaking on the occasion, the Nutrition staff while spreading awareness said that the Mother’s milk is Best Medicine in the Word and Mother milk is natural immunization for children / infants which is God gifted.


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