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More awareness needed on breastfeeding-Dietician

A dietician with the Tamale teaching hospital has urged government and non-governmental organizations to highlight issues of breast care in all national discourse, since this has a direct bearing on human survival.

According to Abass Dawidi, despite some advocacy in the area of breast care, more awareness is needed to help reduce the rate of breast cancer and other breast related conditions in the country.

Speaking to Diamond news on the World breast feeding week celebrations in Ghana, the public health nurse, called for more attention on breast care in order to facilitate effective breastfeeding.

Set every first week of the month of August, World Breastfeeding Week, is aimed at highlighting the huge benefits, breastfeeding can bring to the health and welfare of babies, as well as a wider push for maternal health, focusing on good nutrition, poverty reduction and food security.

Speaking about the theme for the year 2018, “breast feeding, foundation for life”, Abass Dawidi outlined some benefits of breast feeding.

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