Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infants

Donor milk is a valuable resource for premature infants whose mothers are unable to provide an adequate supply of milk. Receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. The use of breast milk helps cut down the risk of developing severe infections

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infantsIn the last four years since its inception, the milk bank at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune has benefited 10,000 infants and around 17,000 mothers have donated their milk here. The four years of functioning of this milk bank has been a boon to these 10,000 infants whose mothers did not have milk and who […]

How to relieve gas: Easy methods and remedies

Gas is a normal part of human digestion. This gas can sometimes take on a particularly unpleasant odour, or it can cause pain and discomfort

How to relieve gas: Easy methods and remediesGas is a normal part of human digestion. This gas can sometimes take on a particularly unpleasant odour, or it can cause pain and discomfort. According to the Cleveland Clinic, people pass 1 to 3 pints of gas each day. People typically pass gas between 14 and 23 times per day. This article will look […]

Nearly 386,000 children born worldwide on New Year’s Eve: UNICEF

This New Year, UNICEF’s resolution is to help give every child more than an hour, more than a day, more than a month — more than survival

Nearly 386,000 children born worldwide on New Year’s Eve: UNICEFPopulation burden seems to be exploding as we are entering 2018. Globally, over the half of these babies are estimated to be in 9 countries namely: India — 69,070 China — 44,760 Nigeria — 20,210 Pakistan — 14,910 Indonesia — 13,370 The United States — 11,280 The Democratic Republic of Congo — 9,400 Ethiopia — […]

Medical miracle: Baby born with heart outside body survives despite all odds

The baby, who had her first surgery within an hour of delivery, is recovering after undergoing three operations which allowed her heart to be put back inside her body. She is believed to be first baby in UK to survive with the extremely rare condition

Medical miracle: Baby born with heart outside body survives despite all oddsVanellope Hope Wilkins, who has no breastbone, was delivered three weeks ago by caesarean section. She has had three operations to place her heart back in her chest. The condition, ectopia cordis, is extremely rare, with only a few cases per million births, of which most are stillborn. The hospital says it knows of no […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]