Reckitt Benckiser (RB), makers of Dettol has urged nursing mothers to embrace good hygiene practice during breastfeeding. This was reiterated at a breastfeeding workshop, with the theme, ‘Sustaining Development Together’ which was carried out in partnership with Save Our Children International, Nigeria branch, at Shomolu, Lagos, recently.
The event was organised to mark the World Breastfeeding Week which is celebrated between August 1st and 7th in more than 170 countries. It had in attendance over 500 nursing mothers from the Shomolu local Government in Lagos, Nigeria, and they were taught proper hygiene for themselves, their babies and the whole family. They were also given Dettol antiseptic liquid, and a book on hygiene.
Marketing Director, RB, West Africa, Aliza Leferink, said, “at RB, we reach an average of 700 thousand mothers yearly through our New Mum’s Programme where we educate people about proper hygiene for mothers and their babies”. “Breastfeeding is all about giving babies a healthy life, and at RB, we are committed to providing products such as Dettol Antiseptic Liquid and Dettol Soap that can help mothers have healthier lives and happy homes”. Hygiene is very important when it comes to eliminating illnesses, and nursing mothers should always wash their hands and clean themselves up before breastfeeding their kids. Reckitt Benckiser is proud to partner with Save Our Children in “The Stop Diarrhea Initiative” (SDI), and educating nursing mothers on proper breastfeeding habits is a part of that”.
Also, speaking at the event, the Chief of Party, Stop Diarrhea Initiative, Save the Children International, Nigeria Chapter, Mr. David Atamewalen stated that “It is good to breastfeed babies in the first 6 months after delivery. I appeal to all men to encourage and support their wives to breastfeed their babies exclusively for the first 6 months of life. When they do this, their babies will not come down with diarrhea, cholera, and other illnesses”.