Nutritionists have warned that a big percentage of Ugandan infants are poorly breastfed.
Nutritionist say that a big percentage of mothers feed children for less time than what is recommended, while others introduce solid foods to the infants at an early stage as opposed to exclusive breastfeeding .
According to Samalie Namukose, a Principal Nutritionist at the Ministry of Health says mothers are encouraged to breastfeed children from the first hour of birth to at least two years.
However Robert Busingye, a gynecologist at Mulago Hospital has blamed mothers for missing antenatal classes where guidance on breastfeeding is usually given.
According to The Uganda Demographic and Health Survey report 2016 estimates that only 60 percent of infants in the country are exclusively breastfed for the first six months. End