The Commissioner for Gender Affairs in Enugu State, Hon. Peace Nnaji, has warned women to stop breastfeeding their husbands as the breast is meant for their babies.
Disclosing this at a UNICEF media dialogue with selected journalists from South East, South-South, and parts of North Central, the Commissioner insisted that the breast milk should be reserved for babies only.
She further stated that it is wrong for men to be sharing their wives’ breastmilk with the babies while insisting that breastmilk is naturally meant for “the baby and not the man”.
According to Nnaji: ” Breastmilk is meant for babies and not their fathers. Mothers should stop feeding their husbands with their breastmilk, it’s for their babies.
“It’s wrong for mothers not to breastfeed their babies for fear of having flat or saggy breast.”
The Commissioner also urged mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding of their babies for at least the first six months after birth because of it has numerous benefits.