Sarkodie turns Breastfeeding Ambassador

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Ace Ghanaian rapper, Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known in showbiz as

Sarkodie, has been unveiled as the 2014 Ambassador for the Ghana

National Breastfeeding Campaign. The multi award-winning artiste is to

use his fame to promote the culture of breastfeeding among nursing

mothers across the country. In his acceptance remarks as the

ambassador, the rapper explained the importance of breastfeeding to

the wellbeing of children and nursing mothers. He was speaking at the

launch of the 2014 World Breastfeeding Week by the Ghana Health

Service (GHS) on Wednesday in Accra. According to him, breastfeeding

prevents babies from frequently falling ill and thus saves parents

from spending their scarce financial resources on medical bills.

"Breastfeeding is very essential, and it is to save yourself the cost

and the stress of going to the hospital all the time just because your

child has fallen sick because he/she has not taken the right nutrients

which are derived from breast milk," he said. He urged young mothers

to constantly breastfeed their babies for at least a period exceeding

six months. He added; "I will let my followers know about the

importance of breastfeeding exceeding six months… I will do everything

I can to promote the idea. I will use my social media platforms to

educate the public on the need to breastfeed babies." The 'Give It to

Me' rapper disclosed that the rate of breastfeeding among young

Ghanaian mothers was very low.

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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