SARGODHA, Aug 28 (APP): The breastfeeding week will be observed in the district from August 29,
Monday to give awareness about the importance of breastfeeding for a child’s health.
In this regard, a meeting was held at DC office chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner (Finance and Planning) Muhammad Shoaib Niswana. Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (IRMNCH) Programme District Coordinator Dr Riaz Ahmed gave a briefing about the details of awareness programmes organized to mark breastfeeding week. He said the purpose of observing the breastfeeding week was to highlight the importance of breastfeeding among people and the disadvantages of formula feeding.
He further informed that during the week the benefits and importance of mother milk for newborn baby would be highlighted while lady health workers and school health nutrition supervisors would participate in the campaign.
Dr Riaz Ahmed said that counters would be set up in all hospitals by the district health authority and pregnant women and new born babies would also be screened. Consultant doctors would examine the women and give them awareness about breastfeeding and breast diseases, he added.
The meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officer Health Dr Sohail Asghar Qazi and DHO Dr Asad Aslam and other officers of health department.

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