The Kaduna State Government is partnering with the state legislature to draft a law that grants a six-month period of paid exclusive breastfeeding for employed mothers in both public and private sectors.
Mrs. Ramatu Musa, the Nutrition Officer of the State Primary Healthcare Board, shared this information during a community engagement event with important stakeholders.
The forum had the theme “Empowering Breastfeeding: Creating an Impact for Working Mothers” with the goal of fostering interaction with individuals and organizations, comprehending the workplace obstacles encountered by working mothers, and charting a path ahead.
The event was organized in partnership with the international non-governmental organization, Alive and Thrive, as part of the activities commemorating International Breastfeeding Week.
This community engagement forum brought together essential stakeholders from various facets of the healthcare sector to raise awareness about the critical significance of exclusive breastfeeding for children.