Unfolding the phobias new mothers face while breastfeeding

There are various factors that cause a mother to be hesitant while beginning the latching process and it is understandable. These fears can make it harder; however, even though breastfeeding is not an easy feat to begin with, fears can be overcomed

Unfolding the phobias new mothers face while breastfeedingWe are all aware that breastfeeding is essential for the benefit of both, mother and the child. Breast milk acts as a source of nutrition for the newborn and is equally advantageous for the mother, as studies show that mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop postpartum depression or stress. However, this does not […]

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhood

Using MRI, scientists have been able to show that the brains of women who have undergone a first pregnancy present significant reductions in grey matter in regions associated with social cognition

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhoodPregnancy involves radical hormone surges and biological adaptations, but the effects on the brain are still unknown. In this study a team of researchers compared the structure of the brain of women before and after their first pregnancy. This is the first research to show that pregnancy involves long-lasting changes – at least for two […]

Kamala Nehru Hospital starts milk bank in Pune, a first for a municipal run hospital

According to the WHO, receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. Still there are many hospitals in India which use infant formula as human milk is not sufficiently available

Kamala Nehru Hospital starts milk bank in Pune, a first for a municipal run hospitalKamala Nehru Hospital has become the first hospital run by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to start a human milk bank. The hospital has tied up with Sassoon General Hospital in Pune and will soon start supplying milk to newborn babies who cannot be nursed by their mothers. According to the World Health Organisation, receiving […]

Lump on your child’s breast? Don’t squeeze it!

Doctors say that some babies do secrete milk-like substance for some period after their birth and it is known as witch’s milk. As people are unaware that these lumps and babies secreting milk is normal. They instead try to burst these small lumps by squeezing them. doctors warn that squeezing them is hazardous for the baby’s health, the lump should be left as it is

Lump on your child’s breast? Don’t squeeze it!Recently, a one-month-old baby had been admitted to a hospital in Pune with an infection in his chest. The doctor’s examination revealed that some small lumps secreting milk like substance from baby’s nipple, which was squeezed manually; this was reason that the child had developed the infection. The phenomenon of a neonatal baby secreting a […]

Rare: Woman delivers quadruplets in JJ hospital

You must have heard about pregnant ladies delivering twins and triplets. But in a rare case in Mumbai, a lady has delivered four babies at once. After the successful delivery, the lady is hale and hearty and has been discharged along with her four beautiful babies

Rare: Woman delivers quadruplets in JJ hospitalJahannara Nazim Shaikh, grabbed the eyeballs after she delivered quadruplets at once, in August, at  Sir JJ Group of hospitals, Mumbai. The mother of four couldn’t believe and her happiness knew no bounds. After the birth of her four babies – 3 girls and one boy, her life has changed completely and has become more […]

Study reveals why most moms aren’t putting babies to sleep safely

The Safe to Sleep campaign has been telling both caregivers and parents to place babies on their backs when putting them to sleep since 1994. Placing babies on their backs before they go to sleep reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, an unexplained fatal condition also known as SIDS, as well as other sleep-related infant deaths like suffocation

Study reveals why most moms aren’t putting babies to sleep safelyDespite a 23-year campaign urging that babies be put to bed on their backs, only 43.7 per cent of US mothers report that they both intend to use this method and actually do so all the time, according to a new study. The Safe to Sleep campaign has been telling both caregivers and parents to […]

Study reveals that babies may sleep longer in their own rooms

The findings counter the latest guidance from the paediatrics group, which recommends that parents share a room – but not a bed – with their infants for at least six months and preferably until they reach their first birthday. The guidelines are meant to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, which may occur while an infant is sleeping

Study reveals that babies may sleep longer in their own roomsThe sooner babies get their own rooms, the longer they’ll sleep on average, according to a new study that breaks with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Analysing surveys from 230 first-time mothers at Penn State, Dr Ian Paul, a paediatrician, found that babies slept for longer stretches if they didn’t sleep in […]

LifeCell’s life-saving bank: Community Stem Cells Banking

With this first-of-its-kind global initiative, LifeCell aims to bring together unique benefits of private and public banks and effectively address the challenges of sourcing matching stem cells in India

LifeCell’s life-saving bank: Community Stem Cells BankingLifeCell International has announced launch of Baby Cord Share – Community Stem Cell Banking. It aims to address need for creating a large inventory of stem cells in India and to bring together unique benefits of private and public banks. To effectively address the challenges of sourcing matching stem cells in India. This is a […]

To tackle post-partum depression, timely diagnosis need of the hour

Post-partum depression (PPD) begins as insecurity, usually within 30 days of baby's birth and rapidly expands to other symptoms, which typically include sadness or anxiousness through the day, which often worsens in evening. Crying spells, low self-esteem, lethargy and sleeplessness are also common symptoms

To tackle post-partum depression, timely diagnosis need of the hourA 23-year-old Pune woman committed suicide as she felt she was unable to care for her four-month-old daughter. Her body was found in a well near her house on Monday (March 6). She had left a suicide note stating her ordeal. Relatives are unaware if she was suffering from depression. Doctors say post-partum depression is […]

How using baby powder can be harmful for your baby’s airways

The potential of inhaling any powder could be harmful, especially for premature babies or for those with heart disease and asthma

How using baby powder can be harmful for your baby’s airwaysThe American Paediatric Association recommends against using baby powder, initially over concerns that talc, which was used in some products but has been largely phased out, could be inhaled and harm babies’ lungs. There are currently safer baby powder options that use corn-starch as a talc-substitute, like the Honest Company’s organic baby powder, which was […]