During a three- day advocacy meeting tagged ‘’Life Saving Commodities ‘’on reducing maternal mortality in Nigeria, A health expert from the Department of Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs. Patricia Isikor, yesterday, warned mothers against using cow dung, toothpaste, ashes and other substances on babies umbilical cord which could cause severe infection that can kill the baby.

She also said that the Federal Government has introduced the Chlorxy-G gel for mothers to use on baby umbilical cord.


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