Husbands compete with babies over breast milk. This was the opinion of Prof Wale Oke,The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). He enjoined Nigerian husbands to stop competing with their babies over their wives’ breast milk.
Prof Oke claimed that husbands are having more breast milk than babies. He pleaded that they should allow their babies enjoy their natural meal. Prof Oke said this to mark World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). He also reiterated the need for breastfeeding babies.
“When a mother breastfeeds her baby, it creates bond between them. It is also a natural family mechanism as mothers cannot get pregnant. Breastfeeding mothers do not have bone diseases, breast and ovarian cancers. Working and breastfeeding can go together if mothers try because it is necessary to have healthy babies.”
Prof Wale Oke therefore advised that mothers should take up breastfeeding as a priority, and that husbands should stop shortchanging their babies over breast milk.