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Breastfeeding: NAFDAC decries continued violation of BMS Code

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has raised the alarm over the continued violation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, BMS and national regulations by manufacturers of BMS products even as the agency warned that violators of the Code would be jailed for a period of two years and such companies or individuals forfeit the offending items on conviction.

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FG, UNICEF tasks media on public enlightenment on optimal breastfeeding

TO prevent  infant mortality and produce healthy and intelligent children, the Federal Government and the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, Thursday, charged the media and all other stakeholders to step-up public enlightenment on optimal breastfeeding of babies. The two bodies maintained that breastfeeding provides children with the healthiest start to life, adding that breastfeeding also acts as the child’s first vaccine by providing antibodies. 

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