World Breastfeeding Week: ‘Sück your pregnant wife’s breästs’ – Expert advises husbands
Health expert Mrs Peace Essien has called on husbands to always suck the breasts of their pregnant wives to get the pores of the nipples ready before the arrival of the new baby.
Essien, the coordinator of the Primary Health Care Operational Base, Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, stated this on Tuesday during an interview in her office to mark the 2023 World Breastfeeding Week, themed “Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a Difference for Working Parents.”
She said husbands of pregnant women, apart from giving psychological and financial support, have some responsibility before antenatal care or during the formative stage of the pregnancy.
“Husbands are encouraged to suck the breasts of their pregnant wives to get the pores of the nipples ready for the baby to feed. Alternatively, if the husband does not suck, he should use fingers on the nipples to make it open,” she said.