Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?

Breastfeeding does acts as a method of birth control. This is due to the LAM idea meaning Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM). While ‘lactational’ refers to breastfeeding, ‘amenorrhea’ means not being able to menstruate. This means that when you feed your baby breast milk, you do not ovulate, and when you do not ovulate, you don’t have chances to get pregnant

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?There is no doubt that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for a newborn. Infection rates are lower as mother’s milk is rich in antibodies. Importantly, breastfeeding enhances the bond between mother and the child. We are also aware that breastfeeding is equally beneficial to the mother as it decreases the chances of post-partum […]

New study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeeding

While new mothers may debate what they believe to be long-term benefits, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that breastfeeding has little impact on long-term cognitive development and behaviour

New study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeedingWhile the medical benefits of breastfeeding for helping newborns fight infections and helping pre-term infants get stronger are fairly well established, the long-term impact is much less so. While new mothers may debate what they believe to be long-term benefits, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that breastfeeding has little impact on […]

Maha: 57.5% of children are breastfed within one hour of birth

In a reply given in the Lok Sabha, the union government stated, in 2015-16, 41.6 per cent of children under the age if three have received breastfeeding in the first hour.  Whereas, 57.5 babies in Maharashtra received breast milk from their mother in the first hour. According to lactation experts, the percentage of breastfeeding should be 100 per cent

Maha: 57.5% of children are breastfed within one hour of birthMother’s milk is the first right of a new born baby. It works as an antibiotic for the baby and breastfeeding is important for the infant’s growth. According to the World Health Organization, the baby needs to be breastfeed in the first hour after the birth. However, babies do not receive breastmilk due to lack […]

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 […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

Set up breastfeeding room at railway stations, Maneka Gandhi writes to Suresh Prabhu

Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Maneka Gandhi’s office was flooded with letters from angry women passengers expressing their grievances on the lack of amenities for mothers who need to breastfeed their babies

Set up breastfeeding room at railway stations, Maneka Gandhi writes to Suresh PrabhuAfter Larissa Waters, an Australian senator made history by becoming the first woman to breast feed her baby in parliament during a session. Back home in India, Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Maneka Gandhi’s office was flooded with letters from angry women passengers. Sources say that, the letters mention there are no breastfeeding […]

Australian senator makes history, breastfeeds her baby in Parliament

When her daughter, Alia Joy, was hungry, Queensland Senator Larissa Waters fed her. The Australian Parliament changed its rules last year to allow female lawmakers to nurse their infants in the chamber. Earlier, kids were banned from the chamber and breastfeeding mothers were given a proxy vote

Australian senator makes history, breastfeeds her baby in ParliamentA little girl named Alia Joy made history in Australia by becoming the first baby to be breastfeed in Parliament. Alia is the 2-month-old daughter of Queensland Senator Larissa Waters. Co-deputy leader of Australia’s Green party, Waters returned from her maternity leave on Tuesday, with her second daughter in tow. When Alia was hungry, she […]