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MEC Masuku urges mothers to breastfeed for at least six months after giving birth

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Gauteng MEC for Health Bandile Masuku has emphasised the importance of breastfeeding, particularly in the first six months of infancy.

Over 200 babies were born in Gauteng public health facilities on New Year’s Day.

Spokesperson for the MEC Kwara Kekana says girls are in the lead.

“The tertiary, regional and district hospitals delivered 118 babies and this is a combined figure. While the community health centres delivered 56. The academic hospitals delivered 39 babies mostly from Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital with 25 babies that were born there. So far, the number of girls that were born is 188 and the boys are coming in at 95.”

MEC Masuku has also commended health care professionals for working tirelessly throughout the year.

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