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Breast Milk From Grandmothers Are Better For Babies Than Baby Formula : Nutritionists Say

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Nutritionists have recommended that babies who cannot be breastfed by their mothers, be breastfed by their grandmothers as it is better than baby formula.

According to the experts, instead of feeding babies with infant formula, surrogate nursing – either by a grandmother or any other woman – should be instituted for babies whose mothers have died or have health complications that make breastfeeding impossible.

The experts – a Consultant Public Health Physician at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Dr. Modupe Akinyinka, and a Registered Dietician-Nutritionist at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nwabumma Asouzu – said elderly grandmothers can still produce milk, Punch reports.

They said that it is very possible for grandmothers as old as 60 years to start a re-lactation process and recover the ability to produce breast milk, under some kind of training.

The experts explained that breast milk is produced from the brain, stressing that, if a grandmother develops the passion, willingness and love for a child, the brain has hormones that are able to make her start producing breast milk again.

Speaking to Punch HealthWise, Dr. Modupe Akinyinka said grandmothers could still resume breastfeeding after many years of childbearing, provided they are healthy.

The physician explained, “Breast milk is definitely better than infant formula.

“If the mother of a baby is unable to breastfeed because she is not there anymore, then if we can get somebody else that can assist in giving that breast milk, that would definitely benefit the child than a formula.

“A grandmother can assist in breastfeeding the baby. But it is required that she is healthy and does not have an illness that the child has a possibility of contracting.

“So, grandmothers can still produce breast milk and breastfeed babies, irrespective of their age. If the breast milk starts to flow, they have to be taking a lot of fluids.

“Once the grandmother is well-nourished and properly fed, the breast milk will still be of high quality.”

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Secondary School Student Beaten To Death For Having 6 Boyfriends

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Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Maxwell Takuva has sentenced a 27-year-old man from Gweru in Zimbabwe to 8 years in prison for beating his 16-year-old sister to death after accusing her of being promiscuous.

Terrence Tarisai of Clifton Park who was convicted after pleading not guilty to the murder of his sister Tryphine, was said to have beaten her to death after discovering through her Whatsapp messages that the Form 3 teen was dating 6 boyfriends.

It was gathered that on July 22, 2020, Tarisai returned home and discovered that Tryphine was absent and had left her 10-year- old sister alone. Tryphine who was a Form 3 student at Ascot High School in Gweru returned home at around 6PM. She told her brother that she had been at the shops.

However, Tarisai who did not believe her, grabbed her phone and went through her WhatsApp messages where he discovered that she was dating multipe boyfriends. He threatened to beat her up accusing her of being promiscuous.

Tryphine fled home and sought refuge at her aunt’s place in Mtapa Section 7, Gweru. The next morning, the aunt accompanied Tryphine back home. Even after having a talk with their aunt, Tarisai flogged her with a black cord and told her to call all her boyfriends and end their relationship. He continued flogging her thereafter.

After being disciplined, Tryphine complained that she was feeling cold and was put in bed by her aunt. She died in her sleep a few hours later leading to the arrest of Tarisai.

Justice Takuva was said to have dismissed the murder charge against Tarisai, but found him guilty of culpable homicide instead.

Ruling on the case, the High Court judge lamented the increase in cases of excessive use of force against minors during disciplining. According to The Herald, Justice Takuva said;

“There is need for parents and guardians to avoid excessive force when disciplining their children because it leads to unnecessary loss of life. A young life was lost unnecessarily. The accused is found guilty of culpable homicide and is sentenced to eight years in prison. A year of his sentence is suspended on condition of good behaviour.”

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Shaving All The Hair On The Vajajay Exposes It To Infections : Midwife

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A midwife, Paulina Siaw-Akoto has advised that women should not shave all the hair on their ‘Akosua Kumaa’ as it may expose them to infections.

According to her, the vag*ina needs hair on it and therefore women must ensure that they leave some of the hair around it when shaved.

She adds that the hair around the pubic area helps to trap dirt and small insects that finds it’s way there to cause harm.

Madam Paulina mentioned that though the hair on the Vajayjay should be trimmed, shaving it all will give way for germs and other microscopic organisms to go inside which in the long run may cause problems for the woman.

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Paulina Siaw-Akoto, a Deputy Health Chief Tutor and National Nurses and Midwives Association, said this while speaking on Okay FM.

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Lesbian Who Complained Of Abdominal Pain Leaves Partner In Shock After Testing Pregnant

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A lesbian couple has been left in total dismay after they found out that one of them was pregnant after visiting the hospital.

According to a post on Twitter, the couple visited the hospital after one of them complained of abdominal pains.

They were left in a state of shock after they found out that one of them was expecting a baby.

The Tweep wrote; “This lesbian couple came in, with one complaining of abdominal pain. Come to find out she was pregnant. Funniest story I’ve experienced in the E.D. so far. Me and the doctor were like.

Thank God for masks because I really had to hold my composure. Didn’t go well at all, we had to leave the room to give them privacy lol”.

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This story has garnered funny reactions from social media users. Read some comments below;

Imhotep wrote; “Lol. Say men are the problem yet can’t still stay faithful to the ones that now have to become men for them”.

Brainy fingers added; “I’ll legit tell them to quickly excuse me then I’ll go to the tiolet and burst into laughter”.

Uncle Snr commented; “Immaculate conception”.

Nefisah of Buj asked; “Lol. How will she explain pregnancy away? Chai.

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