Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals study

Mothers have long been told that ‘breast is best’ when it comes to feeding newborn babies, but a small experiment suggests at least some of the benefits may have nothing to do with the milk itself

Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals studyPaediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune systems and reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, obesity and diabetes. While there’s plenty of research documenting these benefits, less is known about exactly how breastfeeding might cause […]

Maha: Women who donate breast milk to get Rs 500 financial assistance? 

The Maharashtra government is considering the possibility to provide financial aid to the mothers who donates their breast milk voluntarily to human milk banks across the state

Maha: Women who donate breast milk to get Rs 500 financial assistance? Soon, women who donate breast milk in the ‘Human Milk Bank’ are likely to get Rs 500 as financial assistance. The Women and Child Rights Committee of the Maharashtra government has given this suggestion to the state. The Women and Child Rights Committee will be giving their recommendation to the Maharashtra Assembly. As per World […]

More women coming forward to donate breast milk, say doctors

Of the 517 human milk banks across the globe, 13 are in India. As many as 13 to 18 lakh infants lose their lives as they do not get breastfed on time. Over the years, the approach of women has changed. Nowadays, women are coming forward to donate breast milk in human milk banks

More women coming forward to donate breast milk, say doctorsWe all know that no other product, available in the market, can substitute breast milk. Breast milk or human milk, for an infant, acts as a protector and helps in building immunity as well. However, due to some complications during birth, many new mothers can’t breastfeed their child. To make sure that every child gets […]

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life, states UNICEF study

Current guidelines from the World Health Organization and Unicef recommend babies should be breastfed within an hour of their birth and fed only by breastfeeding until they are six months old

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life, states UNICEF studyAlmost 60% of babies around the world are not breastfed within the first hour after their birth, putting them at risk of sickness and even death, a new report has revealed. Breastfeeding offers both mothers and babies a host of benefits. It reduces the risk of breast cancer in women, while the first breast milk […]

Pune-based doctor develops portable ‘Human Milk Pasteuriser’

This machine makes the setting up of ‘Human Milk Banks’ easy and affordable for even minor paediatric hospitals and healthcare entrepreneurs

Pune-based doctor develops portable ‘Human Milk Pasteuriser’Insufficient lactation in mothers is a common problem that results in depriving the new born infants of mother’s milk; breast milk is the best source of nutrition that protects the infants from illnesses and infections that they are prone to. This problem can be overcome by setting up ‘Human Milk Banks’ that collect mother’s milk […]

Omega-3 in mother’s breast milk may lower child’s type 1 diabetes risk

Infants who had been breastfed had increased serum levels of fatty acids - such as pentadecanoic acid, palmitic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid - and had a lower risk of autoimmunity, compared with infants who were fed cow's milk-based formula

Omega-3 in mother’s breast milk may lower child’s type 1 diabetes riskType 1 diabetes affects more than 20 million people across the globe, and more than a million people in the United States have been diagnosed with the disease. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, wherein the body’s own immune cells attack beta cells. Beta cells produce insulin which is responsible for decreasing levels of […]

Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed baby

The transgender woman in the experiment — she, her partner and their hometowns were not identified — approached the medical professionals for hormonal medications in 2011 as part of transgender treatment. She had been receiving it for several years before she began breastfeeding, according to the study. She had not had gender-reassignment surgery nor breast augmentation

Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed babyWhen a transgender woman told doctors at a hospital in New York that she wanted to breastfeed her pregnant partner’s baby, they put her on a regimen of drugs that included an anti-nausea medication licensed in Britain and Canada but banned in the United States. Within a month, according to the journal Transgender Health, the […]

Nair Hospital starts a human milk bank

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is 6 months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to 2 years or beyond. But, sometimes mothers cannot provide breast milk to their children. Owing to which, BYL Nair Hospital has started a milk bank

Nair Hospital starts a human milk bankA human milk bank essentially stores breast milk of lactating mothers and feeds babies of mothers unable to produce enough milk. Causes for lactation issues range from tension to weakness. The milk bank is a simple set-up, comprising a cold storage, breast pumps and storage bottles or packages. There are 517 milk banks around the […]

Breastfeeding awareness: Udaipur hospital makes a video

Breastfeeding is known to be the best way that a mother can use in order to protect one’s child from any infections or ailments. All in all, ‘Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development,’ describes World Health Organization (WHO). In order to raise awareness on the breastfeeding, Jivanta Children’s Hospital in Udaipur has made a video which highlights the benefits of breastfeeding for both, mother and child

Breastfeeding awareness: Udaipur hospital makes a videoBreastfeeding is best for your baby, as the breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants and it’s good for your health, too. In August 2017, Bollywood actor Lisa Haydon posted a picture of her breastfeeding her infant son on Instagram, and captioned it with a hard-hitting message- “I’ve gotten loads of posts asking about life after having my son… esp. to […]

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 […]