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Survey Result For The World Breastfeeding Week 2017

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2017, we asked Mamalettes about their experiences with breastfeeding.

The results of our survey shows that 15.6% of Nigerian mums breastfeed their baby exclusively for 6 months.

Why does this matter?

Study after study has revealed that exclusive breastfeeding benefits both baby and mothers. The WHO recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed – i.e. receive only breast milk – for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. 

Exclusive breastfeeding” is defined as giving no other food or drink – not even water – except breast milk.

Our survey also showed that 91.2% of Nigerian mothers think breastfeeding is best for their babies. Some of the common challenges faced by breastfeeding mothers according to our study were sore nipples, breast engorgement and insufficient breast milk.

 

The study showed that mothers got most support when faced with challenges with breastfeeding from; a health professional and  their mother or mother in law.

We also conducted a competition for mums where they took were expected to take pictures/videos of themselves breastfeeding their babies and saying how they had benefited from breastfeeding their baby. The winner was Tolulope Oyebade Anieke who did a video of herself breastfeeding her baby, followed by Osobu Olawumi Akinola, Adedayo Isreal, Alozie Peace and Kareem Tawa. They all got cash prices courtesy of Access Bank and W Community, Photo Books 30-60 pages long courtesy My FotoBook Ng, breastfeeding pillows and nursing covers courtesy Unique Children Store.
 

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10 Reasons Why You Should Attend Mamalette Live!

Are you wondering whether or not to attend Mamalette Live! 2016? Here are 10 reasons I’m sure would convince you to attend this awesome event.

1.BE PART OF SOMETHING GREAT

Mamalette Live! is the largest event for moms and moms-to-be in Nigeria. It extends the support and services we provide online into a rich physical experience, and includes topics like; Financial Literacy for Wives & Mothers, Balancing Motherhood and Career, How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Experience, Family Planning and Birth Control & Love, Sex and Marriage etc. By attending, you would be part of an exciting and informative event that informs, educates, and entertains women. Check out our website to learn more about this event.

2. BE INSPIRED

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Listen to words of wisdom and advise from over 30 experts as they answer some of the most frequently asked questions by Nigerian women about parenting, childbirth, pregnancy, infant care, financial literacy, motherhood and career etc.

3. BE EDUCATED

Do you have questions that you need answers to about pregnancy, parenting, family planning or birth control? Come to Mamalette Live! and learn the basics you need to know about the various topics we have lined up.

4. BE EMPOWERED

Attend our ‘Financial Literacy for Wives & Mothers’ session and find out how to run your own business, save, budget and manage your personal and household finances. You will also listen to other women share their experiences on how they have been able to balance motherhood and career. Learn from those who have made it work for them, so you can make it work for you.

5. BE CONNECTED

Network with moms and moms-to-be, make friends, expand your circle, make new relationships and make new connections.

6. COLLECT LOADS OF FREEBIES

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Who doesn’t like free things? All attendees can avail of any of the following free medical screening, massages, pregnancy drop-in clinic, raffles and goodie bags that contains gifts and prizes from our sponsors.

7. LEARN ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS

Have you ever wondered about the right brands to use for your family? Attend our event, visit our exhibition stands and explore the many opportunities of tested and trusted brands to use for yourself and your family. Because Mamalette believes in credibility, only the best of brands would be featured at our exhibition ground.

8. HAVE FUN WITHOUT THE KIDS

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Kids can be a handful sometimes but we can’t do without them, Mamalette knows this and that’s why we have partnered with a well-known childcare provider to take care of all babies and children in attendance so mothers don’t have to worry and they can enjoy all the sessions.

9. ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE WITH OTHERS

It’s not all suits and seriousness at Mamalette Live! Come along to have fun with your girlfriends, colleagues and relations at the event and have a fun time with other moms and families.

10. ADMISSION IS FREE

Yes! This event is a free! You are not required to make any form of payment just your presence and active participation. Because the event is a free one, numbers always fill up fast.

Register now at www.mamalette.com/live.

 

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