Reps Reject Bill On Exclusive Breast Feeding Reviewed by Momizat on . A bill for an act to make exclusive breast feeding compulsory to employees in the public and private sectors for the improvement of the health of new born babie A bill for an act to make exclusive breast feeding compulsory to employees in the public and private sectors for the improvement of the health of new born babie Rating:
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Reps Reject Bill On Exclusive Breast Feeding

A bill for an act to make exclusive breast feeding compulsory to employees in the public and private sectors for the improvement of the health of new born babies in Nigeria has been rejected by the House of Representatives.

Though the Representatives admitted the health benefits of breastfeeding, they insisted that it is an issue best left out of the public domain as “no woman has to be forced to breast feed her child.”

The House observed that the bill, which was sponsored by Representative Jumoke Okoya Thomas, lacks depth and validity in the labour laws of the country.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/USWLEQZ3EAFCNX2HUYJ6KMVUGQ wang

    indeed very funny country. imagine u guys wasting ur time to debate if a woman should breast feed or not breast feed. if you guys dont have work to do better start cutting the grasses in aso rock and keeep urselves busy

  • http://www.facebook.com/chukwudi.kennedy.56 Chukwudi Kennedy

    Women with cancers of the breast should cancer-feed their babies in the name of exclusive – even the ones with HIV/AIDS?

    Some of our lawmakers lacks positive reasoning. Or you’ll send policemen to start monitoring the activities of breast-feeding mothers for those that will act contrarily. Please My (s)elective members of the house, breast-feeding is not the cause of corruption in Nigeria. Pass a bill against corruption. O kwari!

  • Olukemi ONI

    In as much as exclusive breast feeding is very beneficial,it should be a personal decision. Some babies even refuse to be breast fed after 2/3 months.

  • Olukemi ONI

    In as much as exclusive breast feeding is good,it should be a personal decision based on the circumstance(s) surrounding the mother. After all some babies willing refuse to be breast fed after 2/3 months and they should not be force to.

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