Breastfeeding is the most natural and beautiful thing in the world. Not only is it healthy for mums and babies but it is also better for communities. The world health organisation recommend that babies should be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months of life. This can be tough in today’s society for many reasons including instances where mums have to go back to work soon after birth for financial reasons. I also find it rather strange that mothers are not given enough support to feed their babies judging by the amount of horror stories we hear on the news. Recently a mum was told off for breastfeeding at sports-direct (she soon had the last laugh by staging a mass breastfeeding protest lol). I also heard of how another mother was called a slut by a group of teenagers simply because she was feeding her baby. The thing is babies do not have the understanding to ‘wait’ until home. A good friend of mine always says if babies cannot be breastfed in public then perhaps nobody should be allowed to eat smelly fast food in public (that is another story).
The WHO also recommend that babies should be breastfed until the age of 2 because of its health benefits to mums and babies. Breastfeeding saves lives, especially in countries where poverty is rife and people do not have access to clean water. Breastfeeding is safe,clean and always on tap…..So happy breastfeeding week to all mums and babies and well done to companies and organisations out there who are doing all their can to support mothers who choose to breastfeed.
US based five times national champion Alysia Montano caused a stir on Thursday when she took part in 800 meter race. The mum to be who is 8 months pregnant looked fresh and full of energy dressed in her running shorts and top. Some people have criticised her for running at this stage of her pregnancy but according to Oregonlive.com she did get the ok from her doctors and also it has been greatly encouraged for mothers to exercise in pregnancy…Obviously one should not go bungee jumping whilst pregnant so I do not think she is doing anything wrong. Most mums to be feel tired and breathless by this stage so well-done to her. I bet all this exercise will help her cope in labour and enable her to shift the baby fat (not that she has gained any) quicker once her baby is born. This mum to be looks brave and beautiful!!
One of my fave shows Naija bites is back bigger and better…well actually it came back in October but as a busy mum one never gets a chance to kick back and enjoy me time like i used to so i am catching up on repeats.The new season filmed in Atlanta features Mary Shittu with TV chef Rasheeda. This is a fun informative programme especially for stay at home mums who enjoy cooking. There you can widen your love of African cuisine mainly Nigerian. I am totally loving this show as you never know which guest might pop in and for me the most surprising guest by far has been Musiq Soulchild who popped in for Efo riro (excuse my spelling). Everything is always bigger and brighter in the states but i do my UK version with chef Busola so i shall keep you posted when the new series begins.You can watch Naija bites on OHTV sky channel 199 or on your mobile phone by downloading the free OHTV app.