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Posted by Mary G. Materu Msc

It is recommended that mothers start breastfeeding immediately after delivery (within the first hour) and continue to breast feed her baby on demand. Some of the other key recommendations include:

  • Breast feed your baby exclusively for the first six months of life. (no any other food, not even water). Then continue complemented breast feeding to two years and beyond.
  • For the mothers who had caesarian section under general anesthesia can start breastfeeding 6 hours after the surgery, while those who had local anesthesia can start breastfeeding immediately after surgery.
  • Even when there is medical indication for not breastfeeding, still the baby should be given appropriate MILK ONLY (which is Acceptable, Feasible, Affordable, Sustainable and Safe) until she/he is six months old.
  • When a working mother goes back to work after maternity leave, it does not mean introducing other foods to the baby. The baby should be fed appropriate MILK ONLY until the age of 6 months.
  • It is also important to maximize breastfeeding during the nights because breast milk is even produced more during the night.
  • Milk will still be important after 6 months of age but at this age, it should be complemented by other foods.

Note: The types of  milk which are not appropriate to a baby under six months of age includes fermented/sour milk, yogurt, skimmed milk and sweetened condensed milk.

Mpende Mwanao! Jipende: Ufunguo wa mtindo bora wa maisha upo mkononi mwako.

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Posted by Mary G. Materu Msc

Kitendo cha kugundulika maziwa bandia ya watoto wachanga Tanzania imedhihirika kwamba baadhi ya watu wanapofanya biashara hawana aibu wala woga wa kuangamiza maisha ya watu hata ya watoto wachanga. Mamlaka ya Chakula na dawa Tanzania (TFDA), ilikamata maziwa ya watoto wachanga aina ya NAN2 ambayo ni bandia. http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=20025 Japo Nestle wamejitetea, lakini tunajua mfanya biashara yeyote ni lazima atajitetea.  Kitendo hiki ni cha kuhatarisha maisha ya watoto na jamii.  Ni muhimu watumiaji wa maziwa haya wajifunze kutokana na tukio hili.  Baadhi ya mambo muhimu ya kufahamu ni pamoja na:

  • Namna ya kugundua lebo bandia katika maziwa au vyakula vya watoto.  Sheria inalazimu maandishi yote kuandikwa juu ya kopo na sio juu ya karatasi iliyobandikwa kwenye kopo.
  • Sheria inalazimu maandishi yote kwenye maziwa ya kopo, pamoja na lugha nyingine yoyote iliyotumika , lakini ni lazima pia yaandikwe kwa  Kiswahili.
  • Tarehe ya mwisho  ya kutumia maziwa (expiry date), lazima iwe imeandikwa kwa kuchimbwa (ingraving) kwenye kopo, na sio kuandikwa kwa wino(mhuri) au karatasi iliyobandikwa kwenye kopo. pia sio kwenye mfuniko (hii inasaidia kupunguza udanganyifu)
  • Lazima maelezo juu ya kopo yasisitize pia  jinsi Maziwa ya Mama yalivyo bora kuliko maziwa ya kopo.

Tujipende na tuwapende watoto wetu.  Pia tukumbuke Maziwa ya mama ndio bora zaidi kwa mtoto mchanga kuliko maziwa mengine yoyote. Zipo faida nyingi kwa mama na mtoto, ikiwa ni pamoja na kupunguza uwezekano wa kupata saratani. http://jipende.com/archives/tag/breastfeeding/

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