Well Being Africa (WBA), partnered with UNICEF One Health project for engaging communities in creating a supportive environment for mothers to promote exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and continued breastfeeding for 2 years.
An offshoot of the project is skill development in tailoring for mothers towards enhancing their capacity for income-generating ventures. Mothers were engaged in tailoring and stitching training sessions.
In addition to the training sessions, mothers were engaged in focus group discussions to obtain their views regarding the breastfeeding information materials that were developed to communicate breastfeeding education to the communities.
- Mothers developed tailoring and stitching skills with which they could develop towards enhancing their income.
- The team received valuable comments from the mothers in the focus group discussion. The comments are useful in updating the developed materials to communicate breastfeeding messages to the communities more effectively.
The UNICEF One Health project is gratefully acknowledged for funding. Also, we like to express our gratitude to the DG Murray Trust for funding the Pilot Breastfeeding Support project in Daspoort, Pretoria West, South Africa.