Baby Of The Year: Mrs Akeredolu Recommends Exclusive Breastfeeding

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By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
The wife of  Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu  has recommended six months breast feeding of babies and making  them available for immunisations as  the only panecear  for healthy growth.
This she said  would  give the children  proper growth and good  mental development for life.
She gave the charge while presenting gifts to the babies of the year and the few ones delivered towards the end of last year.
Welcoming the first baby of the year 2018, baby Raphael, a female born  at the State Specialist Hospital Akure at exactly 3.00am,  Mrs Akeredolu thanked God  for The wife of  Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu  has charged nursing mothers to give six months exclusive breast milk to their babies and make them available for the necessary immunisations.
This she said  would  give d children  proper growth and development.
She gave the charge while presenting gifts to the babies of the year and the few ones delivered towards the end of last year.
Welcoming the first baby of the year 2018, baby Raphael, a female born  at the State Specialist Hospital Akure at exactly 3.00am,  Mrs Akeredolu thanked God  for the safe delivery of  the child.
 There were also the 2017 Christmas day  baby,  Baby Olaoye born around 2:46am, and year 2017 last  baby, Adamu Grace born around 11:06pm .
Congratulating the lucky mothers, the governor’s wife  urged them to take proper care of the children and prayed that they should  nurture the children in God’s way.
The First Lady also presented gifts to those in the labour room and wished them quick and successful delivery.
Speaking on behalf of the mothers, Mrs Adebayo Adenike thanked Mrs Akeredolu for the gifts and her good spirit to identify the babies at this auspicious time.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital , Dr Moses Adewole said there would be more improvement in the health facilities in the hospital before the end of first qaurtrr if the year 2018.
He therefore  advised expectant mothers to always patronise government hospitals.

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