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‘World Breastfeeding Week’ observed in Tuensang

‘World Breastfeeding Week’ observed in Tuensang
Lactating mothers, anganwadi workers and ASHAs with health official at Tonlongsor village.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/16/2020 12:41:13 PM IST

World breastfeeding week was observed from August 10 to 16 under Tuensang district, wherein activities were carried out in every health unit with the aim to “Support breast feeding for a healthier planet”.

A press release by DMO Tuensang, Apheang stated that, in Tonglongsor village, community health officer (CHO) Tonglongsor Health and Wellness Centre (H&WC), Longtila M Sangtam, took initiative on creating awareness to community on the importance of breastfeeding. She encouraged the mothers for early initiation of breastfeeding and to do exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months of age for improving nutrition and building up natural immunity. Mothers were also encouraged on complementary feeding after 6 months, as breast milk alone was not sufficient to meet the needs of the baby. 

Programme was held at Tonglongsor sub-centre H&WC under Chare block on August 16. During the programme, pregnant woman, lactating mothers, anganwadi workers and ASHAs attended. 

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