What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothers

Dr Avinash Deo, a medical oncologist, SL Raheja Hospital and Dr Manjiri Mehta, a consultant gynaecologist, an obstetrician, and a laparoscopic surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. He shares how little signs can detect the possibilities of breast cancer, and what should a new mother do in these cases

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothersIn India, breast cancer is rapidly increasing and is becoming more common among younger women. The survival rate for breast cancer in Indian is as low as 60%. While a mother is breastfeeding her baby, she should also be concerned about the health of her breast. Breastfeeding women are usually aware of how their breasts […]

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 […]

Here’s what a mother should consume to increase breast milk secretion 

Nutritionalist Prajakta Borse shares what a new mother should do to increase the secretion of the breast milk. And how to increase its nutritional values

Here’s what a mother should consume to increase breast milk secretion Breastfeeding should strictly be the baby’s first and only nourishment for the first six months. The more you give and the more baby demands, more it refills to complete baby’s needs for mental and physical development. Breast milk also reduces the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer. It has the highest biological value of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mumbai: Fortis Hospital inaugurates breastfeeding cell for mothers

This is the 1st breastfeeding room launched in a private hospital, aiming to promote the importance of breastfeeding by providing safe, private space for mothers

Mumbai: Fortis Hospital inaugurates breastfeeding cell for mothersIn observance of World Breastfeeding Week which is celebrated from August 01 to August 07, 2018, Fortis Hospital Mulund inaugurated its 1st breastfeeding room breastfeeding room at the hospital. With this year’s theme being “Foundation of life-Breastfeeding nourishment of life”, the aim is to improve breastfeeding practices amongst women to enrich the health and nourishment […]
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