Today marks the beginning of the breastfeeding week (1st – 7th August), which is celebrated the world over. The purpose being to promote a breastfeeding culture and increase people’s knowledge of the benefits of breastmilk. Many moms are encouraged to exclusively breastfeed their young ones, that is offer them nothing else besides breastmilk for the first six months of their life. Great practice.
Well, today I had the chance to meet one woman -Rose Wanjiku who is a breastfeeding mom. Rose is 30 years old. She is a mother of two. Her first born is nine years old. She did not manage to exclusively her first child because she was not aware of the benefits or the practice.
Her second born is Roy King. He is 4 months old. Rose is exclusively breastfeeding him. He has never taken anything else besides breastmilk since birth. She is exclusively breastfeeding Roy King because she wants him to grow into a healthy, strong boy. She believes that by breastfeeding him exclusively, his body will be strong and he will not fall sick often.