She is the inimitable wife of the Senate President, and gracefully,Mrs. Toyin Saraki has declared 2017 as the year to bridge the yawning gap in exclusive breastfeeding by Nigerian mothers through her pet project, Wellbeing Foundation.
As part of efforts set to achieve the goal, the foundation aptly titled this year’s theme as: Sustaining Breastfeeding Together for the campaign. WBFA is an NGO that solely works through advocacy; healthcare provision and health promotion; awareness-creation; strategic policy advisory; Community and social mobilization; and philanthropy. Toyin Saraki said part of the marshal plans of the Foundation is to educate breastfeeding mothers on the benefits of breastfeeding both to them and their babies and how breastfeeding will help them stay away from some particular illnesses for the mother and the baby too. According to her, the importance of breastfeeding in preventing deaths of children in low and middle-income countries is well recognized and documented in the foundation’s cardinal principles. Saraki also explained that the WBFA’s Mamacare Antenatal and Postnatal Education Programme’s findings have demonstrated that midwives are crucial and well-placed to support mothers who are breastfeeding, thereby creating a healthy community.