TABOOS OF CHILDBEARING AND CHILD-REARING IN BENDEL STATE OF NIGERIA

Authors

  • Felicia Apenasami Iweze B.S.N., M.S.

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    • The author is a Lecturer at the Institute of Public Administration and Extension Services, University of Benin, Benin City, Bendel State, Nigeria. She is a State Registered Nurse and State Certified Midwife of England and Wales. She is also a Registered Nurse Tutor and a Registered Nurse Administrator. She has a B.S. in Nursing and an M.S. in Health Administration.


  • This article was taken from a paper presented by the author at the 19th International Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives held in Brighton, England, during the Special Interest Session of Sociological Aspects of Perinatal Care, September 16, 1981.

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ABSTRACT

This article outlines certain marriage, childbearing, and child-rearing practices within the Bendel State of Nigeria. Taboos during pregnancy, the puerperium, lactation, and child-rearing are described. The mothers of Bendel State are educated to continue those customs that are beneficial to their health and to change those that are harmful.

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