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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Is this not torture? (photo)

Unfortunately, some African mothers still force feed their children this way. This practice - I think - needs to be phased out.

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Davido's driver said...

Haba!!

Dreezy the quidnunc said...

No .. It not.. It's been tradition for a long time...

Davido's driver said...

She should have used a funnel. Lindaobserve

STERN said...

Is she trying to kill a goat or what?

Anonymous said...

This is common in Yoruba land

Dreezy the quidnunc said...

Most African children are fed akamu or ogi this way.. Maybe I was fed his way too who know.. But this has been around for a very long time. The food has to go directly down.. Maybe that's why..

gossip girl said...

Lol....so this stuff still exists?

Unknown said...

Na culture of some gwari people and some other tribes in nigera. And I heard it need to be mastered by the mom if not the child may suffocate.

Anonymous said...

born your own first then we go fit accept your views

Unknown said...

I support this method should be made illegal, it's even dangerous.

Anonymous said...

And that's one of the causes of infant mortality.

Anonymous said...

Linda you need to know that kids will never love bitter things. I am sure you know that our harbal drink (agbo) had been there even before the western world discover the power of harbal medicine. What I'm trying to say is sample which is you sometimes have to force feed babies for a greater good. I stay by this

Unknown said...

But that child could get choked.

@MEETD®EALEVANS™ said...

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Linda with due respect, shove it...u know nothing abt how a mother feels when their babies refuse to eat..

Maltesers 😄 said...

Oh Jesus the child choke. This is horrible

Anonymous said...

And this is one of the causes of infant mortality.Probably what killed the lady's son from that creche in ajah.

Cardiac arrest due to food asphyxiation,

Anonymous said...

In my house we sing, dance, put on cartoon, bribe, promise d world to get the little girl to eat, the boy no problem but what I find most times is, if they don't like it, they just dont.
Make sth else

MADE IN NIGERIA said...

Lol, I agree.....

Anonymous said...

So that the child will die of malnutrition?
~D great anonymous!

Unknown said...

Na yoruba pple, to eat no be by force nah kilo ode????

APPLE said...

May God protect us from evil mothers. This is so wrong! All this local women! SMH.

Tola Abegunde said...

It is torture and needs to stop

Anonymous said...

this might cause lung aspiration leading to death

Unknown said...

I dnt knw if it's torture buh yes ave seen it and isee it as a way of feeding d child dat has refused to eat!

nekkyville said...

Even wen I pass n see dem n also correct dem,dem no dey hia

Anonymous said...

Na Ofe Mmanu way now
Na today?
They will use the same hands to clean his poo then mix moi moi or black eba
Ndi ara

Unknown said...

I saw something exactly like dis @ one Market in Kwara and I was suprised.I had to call d attentn of my Colleague who is Yoruba Igbo but see did not see anytin wrong in dat.I think is common with my pple in SW.

Unknown said...

from this day I give you my heart ooh ....let them say whatever they want ooh...baby give me the latest ....pls who sang this Niger song

Anonymous said...

Yoruba people are find of this practice

Unknown said...

This is crazy

Anonymous said...

This is wickedness at the same time madness. The infant can actually choke to death dat way.

Anonymous said...

This is wickedness at the same time madness. The infant can actually choke to death dat way.

Anonymous said...

This method of forced feeding has actually resulted in the deaths of some toddlers due to aspiration. Some mothers are just stubborn. If a child is not eating, there must be a reason- either he is sick, does not like the food you are offering or has a problem with chewing and swallowing. Go and see your doctor.

Unknown said...

This is terrible haba!!!

Unknown said...

As the pickin no won chop nko..na to force am nah..


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Unknown said...

Sum pple do dis to dere kids, i have seen it.

knowurway.com said...

Linda, u can ask annoying question, almost every child in Nigeria was feed this way and is not a new thin even u Linda, was also feed this way!

Unknown said...

Some kids are stubborn and the only
language they understand is "force".....

Unknown said...

it is, I gallantly survived it. Thanks mum

Anonymous said...

Torture indeed,no be like dis mama Linda fed u self?bcos small change don dey ur hand u wan dey ganpa abi?
Ola Brampton say so

lipsy5 said...

I was feed dis way.. Bk in the days.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha. Linda if u swear say ur mama no feed u like this U makes urself a lier b4 ur liber's. Anyway its should be abolished by now. Dem feed me like dat ooo. Even Jim Iyke mam feed like dat. GEJ mama feed like that. From grass 2 grace.

Anonymous said...

Shut up wen u av a child u'll define it better

deevah said...

Lmaoo...my mum is a guru in this. U just tell ha ur baby has refused to eat nd that's it. The bele go full immediately.lmao. I pity the kids buh ehn, this very 1 I witnessed, the child was ill, was taken to the hospital nd givn drugs buh this baby wnt eat nd so can't use drugs. The baby was gettin lean by the day, d mother was restless. Immediately my mama heard, that pikin chop dt day nd afta a week of force feedin nd usin drugs we had our cheerful baby back. For me o, I don't c any harm,der r some babies dt wnt want anythin to do wit fud nd if u want to do oyinbo way by tube feedin, u will hav to own ur own hospital.

kay said...

Linda u can't judge until u become a mother dat has a child dat doesn't eat. It's very difficult 2 handle dat kind of child and u can't also leave dat child 2 die of hunger,so I don't see anything wrong with dis.

Unknown said...

Na my Yoruba mothers invent dis method dat is so wack. Oga make una chop me. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Na my Yoruba mothers invent dis method dat is so wack. Oga make una chop me. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

and all the aunty gwegwegwe,linda inclusive will come out and scream murder. pray u dnt gv birth to a picky child and see if u wnt resort to ds. my child wl never eat unless i gv him cypri gold which i dnt like giving him cos he can sleep al day there by causing slow development. u need to see how frustrating it is and knw if u wnt do worse thing dn ds woman

Miriam said...

this is so not cool

Unknown said...

Very bad

prettiyz said...

Dey only do it when the baby is not eating,i really don't like it but I think it's for the baby's sake

Anonymous said...

Poor kid is just going to throw up everything

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dem dey gree hear word?

Anonymous said...

This is one of the ways anger, hatred and wickedness is planted in one's life. The reason why people from that region take to Street urchin. Who develops love after passing through this. Those women are after seeing the belly of their kids protrude as bog as it can with sour pap so the babies won't go hungry for 24hrs as they hawk their wares from oworonshoki to ajangbadi. God punish hardship.

Unknown said...

Which kind nonsense be dis??

Unknown said...

Only yorubas

Asa said...

Chaii! Godforbid this is bad,Y feeding baby like this,no no no

Unknown said...

A ghanain woman's baby died at her hands dis way in d UK
She was convicted

Anonymous said...

Out of order, this should be banned

Unknown said...

That is the act of forcing baby to drink palp so that something can stay in his/her tummy atleast...lol some babies don't like to eat anything. People dont do it again though

Unknown said...

I think I need 2ask my Mum; I can't really say if I wentru dis way of feeding.........Lord av Mercy.

Chuby Curtis said...

This is real torture!! See the child's eyes sef...d tin don pop out lik pop corn.. I don't know why some mothers still do this. I dunno how hygienic it is also...#EducationNeeded

Unknown said...

Shai but Lindo this is the only way some kids will let food pass their throat. No blame that woman o

snowflix said...

Well the woman meant no harm she just wants the child to eat what is available at the moment even if it entails forcing him/her and that's what she just did. It's so unfortunate some kids are still forced this way. Poverty shame to you! #onelovefromsnow#

SWT AMAKA said...

Linda wen u hv kids u will understand it more. Is nt punishment dey re kids that doesn't eat am an Example

Unknown said...

Its risky yea, bcos a child can easily choke, but some kids will never eat no matter what u do even if they are hungry. So this becomes the only option for the mother.



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kranny said...

I concur too as this practice can choke a child to death.

Adeyemi said...
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Adeyemi said...

Many children have died from this barbaric act.

@arkiss said...

She must be a yoruba woman...cos does pipo stil obviously live in d past

Anonymous said...

See me see wahala o. She can kill dat child like play o. Leave d child,wen hunger hammer am..e go find where food de

Anonymous said...

Omo this child go pass out ooo......who still dey feed children like this.

Unknown said...

Yea especially in the west, the truth is the child might be rejecting the meal because he or she doesn't like it, so I suggest the best thing to do is try other meals rather than do this.

Mr LIB said...

its not its Epic.. ITS PART OF OUR HISTORY

COLLIN said...

It is

Anonymous said...

It's not! My boy was very I'll for 4 days we tried everything we could but he won't eat. It was as if the drugs dont work. when we got home from the hospital his grand ma force feed him the pap she made and immediately he started eating he started getting better. Some children just won't eat so what will you do?

Anonymous said...

It's not! My boy was very I'll for 4 days we tried everything we could but he won't eat. It was as if the drugs dont work. when we got home from the hospital his grand ma force feed him the pap she made and immediately he started eating he started getting better. Some children just won't eat so what will you do?

Beegee said...

What most of them are ignorant of though is that the child could choke and die. I personally know a child who choked to death while he was being force-fed.

Unknown said...

Aww so disgusting..

Unknown said...

Na ijebu garri oh. Kai dirty yoruba woman

Prince Dennis said...

This kind of child grow up becoming wicked and very stubborn..

Unknown said...

Not a bright idea at all

Anonymous said...

It's so wrong, many children aspirate from forceful feeding like this and die... I've see this many times in my practice .... Health Education and Female education is important in this country... like d saying goes, educate a woman and educate a nation!!

Unknown said...

This one is bad na.......This is nt d way to force feed a child......

Moye says so via BB Passport...Courtesy LIB......

Unknown said...

Hmmm.... Linda mind your business!
I did same with mine, before I figured out wht food works for them.. but definitely not with the head down; some kids are fussy eaters hey.

Unknown said...

This obviously is not the mother of that child
...NA ZO

Unknown said...

Linda don't blame them, some kids needs it.

concerned said...

this practise shld indeed be punishable under a decree!!

Anonymous said...

Very soon giving immunisation would be regarded as torture. Feeding the child is of benefit to the child. If you have to force them, then do.

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

I agree with u and I think it will stop soon cos of d new mothers coming up. Dave now Daniel Craig

Anonymous said...

It is annoying though but am a mother of a seven month old who would rather go hungry than to eat if you don't want your child to look skinny and sick then you need to force feed

ary said...

Isn't this what caused the death of that kid in Ajaa Lagos?! asphyxiation by food?!

Jostus is here.. said...

Like say you didn't went through this too Aunty Linda Stop forming Porch..

Anonymous said...

torture fire

Tonia said...

BIG TIME PUNISHMENT...ANYTIME I SEE MOTHER DOING DIS I GET PISSED U DONT FORCE A CHILD IN DIS GENERATION U PET THEM TO EAT AND GIVE THEM NICE RHYME

ADAOBI said...

Is it by force.....im yet to be a mum...but wen I finally do I can't treat my kids diz way

Unknown said...

I still saw this today

Chris said...

Fuck this!!!

WizzyEsq said...

this is totally wrong and nursing mothers must flee from such act as that might injure the child

BECKYS WORLD EVENTS /NAIJA BAKERS BLOG said...

How is it torture when I ve seen children who ll rather starve to death Dan eat, even after multivitamin supplements dey rather die. So u think d mother is happy doin dis to her child, it aches to der bones but if is d only way out, den dey ve no other option. Am learned nd exposed don't even blv in herbs bug sometin re not as barbaric as we d 'educated' tag it

samnie said...

Odikwa torture

Haywhizzle said...

Its really a menace that needs to be addressed...if u give a child nutritious food, he'll definitely take it..not ogi, garri and ko

Anonymous said...

This is barbaric. It should be discouraged.



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Anonymous said...

Seriously dis is more than torture. I'm a mother of two and I never fed my kids this way. I think it's poverty too sha cos most people who do dis feed their baby with pap. U know what I mean. And the pikin sabi better food. Let the mother try NAN or any other good baby food and see whether she will need to strangle her baby's neck before taking it.)lol) bur

Anonymous said...

I wish I can slap this woman, last two weeks that's how we lost a baby in the hospital cos the mother was force feeding and we had no light to give the child oxygen, trust the naija nurses they almost ate the mother raw

Anonymous said...

This is completely inhumane. No one should copy this no matter the situation.

Pidgin Mistress said...

No

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is I was just discussing abt not being able to do it otherwise would av tried it with my 6month old baby who has refused all kinds of cereal. Its just a way of making sure the baby is fed with or without their consent but definitely for their good. Not all African practice r as bad as dey seem but this particular one requires expertise.

Unknown said...

It's so not right

Unknown said...

Yes I rember dis method. From this pix it looks unhygienic.

Anonymous said...

Some kids if u don't force them like this they won't eat. Wait Linda, u de use our comments as ur sanitary pad ni? Why u no de post comment abi he de around?

Unknown said...

It's normal dat y we are Africanz

Egobliss said...

Sometimes most children needs to b fed this way, no alternative oo Linda unless u want them going hungry

Unknown said...

Linda i disagree with u.most mothers who do this know it's not right but they have to bcos they can't afford d kind of food the baby will like to eat.ahe can't afford to let her child starve either. So the force feeding is inevitably necessary

Anonymous said...

Linda, your choice of words can really be misleading at times!!!
How on earth is this torture?? Is the mother trying to obtain information from the child???

Call it child abuse or child cruelty but it's definitely not torture.!!!

Anonymous said...

It's not .....its common with the yorubas in the rural areas ....A way of feeding a child who refuses to eat maybe because he or she does not like the taste, so the mother ensures there is something inside the child's stomach disregarding the child's felling.....its safe if done carefully....

Anonymous said...

Dis type if force feeding a child like dis has killed a child dey should really stop it

Zizi said...

What nonsense

Anonymous said...

Ho my God. A baby died in my village while her mom was force feeding him. He died of Suffocation'

Unknown said...

If ur baby won't eat, wud u rather let him starve? We are Africans! It's our culture. We rili shud stop throwing away our culture while adopting other's. Many of us were brought up dis way. Note; i'm not saying u shud do dis if u don't know how to. Cos d last time I checked it's dangerous, if u dnt know how 2 do it.

Anonymous said...

Linda it is not o. Some pikin dey stubborn. Dem no go wan gree eat... na this kain tin fit them.
For ooyinbo land, na tube dem dey use for pikins like that.

Unknown said...

I just fed my baby this way.when thier tooth starts to come out the don't accept food anymore even if they are hungry so you have to force them

Anonymous said...

It's not..its common with the yorubas in the rural areas. it's a way of feeding a child who refuses to eat the normal way,maybe because the child doesn't like the taste of the food...but the mother ensures that there is something in the child's stomach by feeding him or her this way.its safe when done properly....

Anonymous said...

You don't know what it's like to have a child who wouldn't eat dats y u are saying dis...Ese

Unknown said...

Owk! We knw d women who does dis!

Juleslouis said...

A yoruba neighbour of mine lost one of her twin like this. And she started crying wolf. Maybe someone should turn this woman upside down so she can understand what this child is going through. This should be a crime!

HRH Jefixx�� said...

Pure torture,its poverty though because you need to change food constantly and buy varieties until you find the one the baby likes,thats my method and its worked for my 3kids!

Unknown said...

Hmmmmmm, quite a while hav seen dis practice taking place. May its already phase out.

Unknown said...

Infecting this baby with germs from her hands in the name of feeding...smh

Anonymous said...

Linda, keep quiet there. What did you know about children? U don marry talkless of to born child? Stop being stupid.

Unknown said...

This is torture

Meet the Woman who break into a Man's Home to Rape Him

Unknown said...

Linda wait till u have ur own child then watch him or her die of hunger over food u can afford*

Anonymous said...

Yoruba women will never stop dis ooooo... dee

Anonymous said...

It's torture Linda! Pls let's encourage mothers and caregivers to discontinue this crude practice.

Unknown said...

That hw we've been fead when we are infant so lindodo edon master us.

Anonymous said...

When u have a child who refuses to eat and u can't bear to watch ur child go malnourished, u will do anything to make that child eat. No I don't have a kid yet but I'd very much do this if need be

Anonymous said...

When u have a child who refuses to eat and u can't bear to watch ur child go malnourished, u will do anything to make that child eat. No I don't have a kid yet but I'd very much do this if need be

Unknown said...

omo this one pass wickednes, omo when we al small na so them do us, if that pikin grow now she/he no go gree say na im be that 00

Jules said...

I hate this!

Anonymous said...

In dz age and time?

Unknown said...

So u'll do this to your child if he refuses to eat. My dear this is wickedness. What rubbish

razaq said...

i was fed same way and i still dey kampe today. nothing spoilt.

Unknown said...

Yerouba ppl no go upgrade

Subomi said...

Oh yh, I remember this!!, they still do it?!

Otuonye Chidera said...

this is wickedness





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9japikin said...

Nice one

Manuel Kunmi said...

90% of libers were fed this way during childhood...really don't think so

Unknown said...

I can never try dis, d child can get choked

Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...

I did this to my son last last week because it was necessary. If you have a child that refused to eat u will understand

Anonymous said...

And see how u downgrade urself...

Davido's driver said...

Your level of stupidity is something else...

concerned said...

only ur comment shows ethnuc bias. see ur poor and unfortunate way of thinking. pls be constructive n reasonable in ur comments. say things that will build up and not tear down.

Ayobami said...

Don't mind the children jare. After petting and begging them

Anonymous said...

May God protect mothers from insensitive comments like this. Mothers who do this have their child's best intention at heart but carry it out wrongly. Does that make them evil. Please be kind with your words

Unknown said...

I was feed like that..... I didn't die oh

Anonymous said...

Mumu like you. Tribalistic idiot

OLIMA said...

Linda, u hv no right to advocate such. I support d practice. It is a necessary evil/bad dat must b performed for d good of our kids.

Unknown said...

You sound really ignorant. Do you realise pap is more nutritious that that your NAN that is made with preservatives and fertilizer infused crop??

Unknown said...

MY MAMA WAS AN EXPERT WITH THIS METHOD. SHE DID THIS WITH ALL OF US HER KIDS AND WE ARE ALL ALIVE AND WELL TODAY

I PERSONALLY WON'T DO IT TO MY OWN CHILD BUT IF NECESSARY I WILL ALLOW IT TO BE DONE TO MY CHILD BY SOMEONE ELSE TO SAVE HIS/HER LIFE.

SOME KIDS DON'T EAT AND FORCE IS THE ONLY WAY.

IT IS A 50/50 FOR ME....BUT I UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS DONE. IT IS VERY RISKY THAT IS WHY IT SHOULD BE DONE BY SOMEONE WHO HAS EXPERIENCE IN THAT FIELD.....LIKE OUR MAMA'S AND GRAND MAMA'S

I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT TO BE DONE UNLESS IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO FEED A STARVING/ILL CHILD WHO IS LOOSING WEIGHT RAPIDLY OR WHO NEEDS TO USE MEDICINE.

Unknown said...

Our grand parents practice dat they practically used to feed stubborn babies.

Unknown said...

I don't think dis practice still exist, and if it does dat means they r no new alternatives to substitue dis old practice.

I must say it not really ideal bcos it not really ideal for anytin could happen in course of feeding d child dis way.

Anonymous said...

u are an idiot....u also hav ur stupid ways of doin tins. even worst tins. ajokutamamumi. silly!

Unknown said...

Yoruba style

Unknown said...

Hahahahahah

Anonymous said...

Its true jor. Na yoruba style

Anonymous said...

Lmao
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

*herbal
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Not when he's positioned properly.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Lmao! U must hate them oh!
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Satan.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

*fund
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

What's with all this 'feed'?
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Well no wonder.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

'makes urself a lier' ni???
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Hi5 to Ur mama
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Not true
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Onye ocha
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure your name is Evelyn hehehe

Anonymous said...

Ur ignorance level is way above the imaginable, smh!
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Onye ocha like u don't use Ur dirty hands to eat swallow since u don't understand what they call hand washing.
~D great anonymous!

Unknown said...

Pumps jay good one @ apple if u don't know what to say just rest.i don't think u know how we mother's feel if our baby refuses to eat.i feed my son that way from 3 months now he's 9 months old.some children don't like anything food @ anonymous u talk about nan I hv a carton here I Hv tried all baby food no way so forcing him is d only way out.now my baby weighs 10.6 @ 9months so shove it.pap gives carbohydrate while milk gives protein it's a pity u r a naive mother of two cos ur pediatrician would Hv told u too introduce pap or rice based cereal or any cereal at all.so rest n stop commenting shit

Unknown said...

Truly, its d yoruba style. Forget sentiments

Anonymous said...

You are among the lucky few that survived it.... Agbonsko

Anonymous said...

Smh.... The great English teacher it is "fond"

Anonymous said...

*These* @ D great anonymous

Mz steph said...

Ewu great anonymous it's *fond*

Unknown said...

Most of u condemning it were feed like dis...d only reason y pple are talking about it now is dat our young women of dis days can't use dis technics...wen a child refuse to eat those days dis is how mothers try to make sure they eat, but now our young mothers choose to by vitamins instead...

Anonymous said...

I'm based in the Uk and when my first born was 6months I had to go back to work. She refused any sort or baby milk, food, water- everything except breast milk straight from the breast. She even refused pumped breast milk from a bottle. As a result no nursery or child minder would take her without food! I called my mum and she said "bring her"- that'd how she started force feeding her with baby milk. You would think that after a few days my baby would give up and suck bottle but na lie- my mum would always try to get her to suck first. That's how they continued for 6months- my pickin no give up at all. That's how they ku ku became best friends lol my daughter is now a thriving 12yr old

Unknown said...

Jeez!! It Should Not Be Stopped, I heard Someone Is Talking About Germ
Amarachi Onwuka is that not the way your mother feed you, I don't no what this civilization will turn people to, people are now seeing what we use to do that is our way of life as bad things... adeyemi, MD what is barbaric act in feeding a baby, how were you feed when you're a baby I'm sure you don't no ask your beautiful mother, I haven't heard a story that feeding a baby like leads to death when she is not giving her pepper and we should no a mother will never feed her baby like that if the baby is eating well. To me I don't see it as toture. I see a mother trying to help is baby...lobatan #ITalkTooMuch_Abi? *lol*

Anonymous said...

Linda, I see why no man wants to marry you... Shallow old maid. Abuse is what you suffered hopping from Dan Foster's bed to otherof your aristo clients. Wicked witch

Unknown said...

Na wa wa

Anonymous said...

Yiboes forever spitting on people's way of life.

Unknown said...

Well spoken like a doctor without a child. Kudos

Unknown said...

Haha, poverty indeed. Odiegu! I feed my baby with sma , and I still force feed at times. Forget jare. Children are wonderful packages

Anonymous said...

"Few" keh? All my siblings were fed like that and they're the most healthy

gentle said...

LWKMD!!!

gentle said...

Mayb u nd Ur generation...nt mine!

STERN said...

It's my boy runtown.

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