‘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 […]

Do’s and don’ts to remember while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the most nutritious, natural, economical and least contaminated mode of feed that a new mother can provide to her newborn

Do’s and don’ts to remember while breastfeedingIt is a rich source of essential amino acids, fats, vitamins and minerals and fluid, that is more than enough to sustain the newborn’s needs in the first six months of life. It helps provide the baby with essential immunoglobulins which provide protection from infections as well as chronic diseases. Besides the baby, it also […]

Breastfeeding can help lower a woman’s stroke, reveals study

Mothers are advised to exclusively breastfeed during the first six months of a baby’s life. A new study revealed it could help mothers by reducing their risk of suffering a stroke later in life

Breastfeeding can help lower a woman’s stroke, reveals studyIt is known breastfeeding can be good for babies as it reduces their risk of infections and illnesses. But findings over the years have also found potential benefits for mothers themselves. The report titled ‘Breastfeeding History and Risk of Stroke Among Parous Postmenopausal Women in the Women’s Health Initiative’ was published in the Journal of […]

Health ministry starts online quiz on breastfeeding to create awareness

Ministry of health has arranged a unique online quiz on breastfeeding. Ten selected winners will be felicitated on the Twitter and Facebook accounts of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as well be given a winner certificate from the Secretary of the Union Health Ministry, Anupriya Patel

Health ministry starts online quiz on breastfeeding to create awarenessBreastfeeding is a cornerstone for child survival and health especially during early life because it provides essential irreplaceable nutrition for a child’s growth and development. It serves as a child’s first immunisation – providing protection from common childhood illnesses, such as diarrhoea and pneumonia, few of the leading causes of under-five mortality in our country. […]

Lactathon: 300 nursing students march for creating breastfeeding awareness

Breastfeeding plays a very crucial role in the overall development of a child. It helps build immunity power in the children. Doctors say there is no alternative for breastfeeding. To spread this message loud and clear, as many as 300 nursing students from Mumbai took to the streets on Friday, August 10. August 01 to August 08 was observed as World Breastfeeding Week    

Lactathon: 300 nursing students march for creating breastfeeding awarenessTo spread the awareness and importance of breastfeeding, around 300 nursing students took to the city street on Friday. Students belonging to Sewa Mandal Education Society College of Nursing, carried out a ‘Lactathon’ to raise awareness about breastfeeding. Many students, from the city’s various nursing colleges took part in this march. While speaking to My […]

World Breastfeeding Week: Advantages of breastfeeding for mother and child

This World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August), Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility explains the health benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and the baby

World Breastfeeding Week: Advantages of breastfeeding for mother and childNothing can be compared to the properties that are contained in human milk and breastfeeding offers tremendous health benefits to both mother and the child. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility shares, “Breastfeeding is undoubtedly the best nutrition you can give to your baby rather than putting expressed milk in […]

Rise in cesarean deliveries causes drop in rates of breastfeeding in first hour

In the recent study published by the WHO it was noticed that three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life. One of the reasons pointed out for the decrease in rates of early initiation of breastfeeding was rise in elective c-section deliveries.

Rise in cesarean deliveries causes drop in rates of breastfeeding in first hourIn the recent study published by the WHO it was noticed that three in five infants are not breastfed within the first hour of life. One of the reasons pointed out for the decrease in rates of early initiation of breastfeeding was rise in elective c-section deliveries. A study across 51 countries by the 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 […]