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Meet Rose Wanjiku, a Breastfeeding Champion

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Maryanne W. Waweru is a Kenyan mum raising her two sons in Nairobi. A journalist, Maryanne is passionate about telling stories and hopes that through her writing, her readers learn something new, feel encouraged, inspired, and appreciative of what they have in their lives. Maryanne's writing focuses on motherhood, women and lifestyle. "Telling stories is the only thing I know how to do," she says.

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  1. Such a lovely picture of Rose breastfeeding her son… Her technique is spot on! She’s a great example and champion! 🙂

  2. I am a witness. This breastfeeding thing works! Kudos to all mamas doing it. Keep up the good work Maryanne.

  3. @Josie yes she is. And her baby seems to love it too :)!
    @AnneSoy we sure do salute all moms who are breastfeeding exclusively. And thanks for your support too, fellow comrade 🙂

  4. This is great work! good to see the communication going on. this is one of the mothers at the media breakfast launch. thank you for sharing this.

  5. Great job!.. I nursed 3 kids exclusively and I tell you they get sick way less! it a hard job and people have different experiences but I thank God I struggled and come thro’. Congrats and good job encouraging other women.

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