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Report on World Breast Feeding Week (Day3) AEFUTHA Event WBW 2021

The event took place in front of Institute of Child Health (ICH), Alex Ekwueme Federal
University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki in Ebonyi State. It was organised by Nutrition Society
of Nigeria (NSN), Ebonyi Chapter in collaboration with Mobile aide against maternal and infant mortality and Dietetics Association of Nigeria (DAN). The guest comprised mainly of mothers who came for their post natal appointment and hospital staff. The event was graced by the director of ICH and the Chairman of
the Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC).
The event began around 10:30am with an opening prayer said by one of the mother’s. Asouzu
N.(RDN), president of NSN Ebonyi Chapter, gave the opening remark, After which the moderator, Mrs. Obike called upon the Head of Dietetics Department to give the welcome address.
The moderator invited the 1st speaker, Dtn.Chidimma Ogubude to the stage to speak on
“Breast Preparation and Early Attachment”.The CMAC came in during the 1st presentation and
addressed the gathering, appreciating the organizers of the program. After the CMAC:s speech,
the second speaker, ietitian Nwaonu A.(RDN) talked on the theme of this year world
breastfeeding which is Protect breastfeeding; A shared responsibility.
Dietitian Asouzu N. (RDN) gave the final talk and demonstration on proper positioning and
attachment. Questions were taken from the participants. They were equally asked questions
based on what was taught. Gifts were given out to mother’s who answered the questions correctly
courtesy of MAAMI.
Refreshments were distributed to all the participants and group pictures taken
with the CMAC and the Director of ICH. Vote of thanks was said by the Chairman NSN Ebonyi
State Chapter bringing the event to an end.

written by Dtn.Chidimma Ogubude

A cross-section of Health Workers.