A Tanzanian Member of Parliament is now warning men to stop the raising behavior of breastfeeding from their spouses.
Special Seats parliamentarian Jacqueline Msongozi was speaking on Monday while presenting the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups’ plans for the year 2022/2023.
During the session, the legislator said men have been competing with their children for nutritious breast milk.
Jacqueline that cases of men feeding on their wives’ breast milk were on the rise in Tanzania thus limiting infants from receiving essential nutrients from breast milk.
“This has been witnessed across different regions. I ask the Ministry to do research. These grown men are feasting on what belongs to their children,” said Ms. Msongozi.
“They suck the milk of their breastfeeding wives instead of the baby suckling to get necessary nutritional elements.”
The lawmaker beseeched the government to roll out sensitization campaigns to educate the men of the dangers of their actions to the welfare of their young ones.
“I ask the ministry to roll out plans and provide education thoroughly so that these fathers do not violate the rights of their children,” she said.