Don’t Suck Your Wives’ Breasts During Breastfeeding – Expert Warns Men

MEN have been advised to keep away from their wives’ breasts while they are breast feeding their children to avoid inflicting wounds on the breasts and exposing the children to infection.

Professor Angela Oyo Ita, the Cross River State Commissioner for Health who gave the advice while flagging- off the 2013 Breast Feeding Week at Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, stated that men sharing their wives’ breasts while they are breast feeding could inflict wound on the breasts and if the woman is HIV positive, the child could be exposed to the infection.

Professor Oyo Ita who was represented by the Director, Nutrition of the state Ministry of Health, Mrs Regina Adie  called on women to practice exclusive breast feeding because it has been proven that beast milk contains 80 percent water and 20 percent minerals that are essential for the child’s growth.

“The World  Health Organisation,  the United Nation International Children Educational Fund, and other renown world agencies have carried out studies and it has proven that breast milk is the best in keeping the child healthy, strong and happy,” she said.

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