FG To Extend Maternity Leave To Six Months

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The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has announced the Federal Government consideration to extend maternity leave from the current four months to six months.

The minister revealed this during a ministerial briefing and inauguration of the 2018 World Breastfeeding Week and High Level Policy Dialogue on Breastfeeding in Abuja on Thursday

He said that he was having talks with the Ministry of Labour and Employment to extend maternity leave

Speaking on the theme, ‘Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life’, the minister said breastfeeding remained the surest way to have a healthy baby.

He urged husbands to stop struggling with their babies over breasts, but rather allow their wives to put the babies on exclusive breast milk.


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