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 […]

WHO: Only 40% of children under six months breastfed exclusively

The study released by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that in five of the world’s largest emerging economies — China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Nigeria — the lack of investment in breastfeeding results in an estimated 236,000 child deaths per year

WHO: Only 40% of children under six months breastfed exclusivelyThe Global Breastfeeding scoreboard evaluated 194 countries and found that only 40 per cent of children younger than six months are breastfed exclusively (given nothing but breastmilk). Evidence explains that breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for the child as well as the healing mother. It showed that breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]