Amazing:Babies starve as fathers compete with children to breastfeed in Butere
MANY children in Butere district are suffering from kwashiorkor, marasmus and other malnutrition ailments due to poor lactation.
Area public health officer Oliver Walutila said there is need to increase milk production in Butere “so that fathers can leave mothers’ milk to their children”.
“In a scenario where men compete with their children to breastfeed, the children end up being malnourished,” he said.
Walutila said that mothers in Butere breastfeed their children on one breast and spare the other for their husbands.
He was addressing women groups at Musunguri Church on Saturday.
The women were given dairy goats by the Kenya Economic Youth Network.