All you need to know about breastfeeding a surrogate child

Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding: What’s best for the child?

The benefits of breastfeeding are well established. Breastfeeding protects your baby from ear infections, diarrhoea, pneumonia, and other diseases. Breastfeeding is the recommended way to feed a newborn. Depending on the circumstances, however, various factors might lead you to consider formula feeding. How long should I breastfeed my baby? The American Academy of Paediatrics recommends […]

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‘Aim is to make women safer, stronger and smarter’

As we take strides into 2020, we, as women in India, need to be confident and take up the onus of uplifting fellow women. Though Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecologist Society of India’s (FOGSI) vision and mission is Healthcare for Woman, we are going much beyond that. FOGSI has launched a mission, which is WE […]

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Eating fish can help reduce risk of disease in children, suggests study

Children should be introduced to fish or cod liver oil early in life, from when they are about a year old. That’s because children who consume fish early on show significantly reduced occurrences of eczema, wheezing and asthma at age six, as reported by their parents. The reduction ranges from 28 to 40 per cent […]

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Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHO

Nutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and centre going forward Essential health packages in all settings need to contain robust nutrition components but […]

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“Health Ministry to observed Breasfeeding Week every month,” Dr Harsh Vardhan

“Breastfeeding should not be seen as an issue that concerns only women and mothers. Let’s make the breastfeeding a shared societal responsibility where not only the mother but all in her family, community and also at workplace are considerate and support the feeding mother by creating an enabling environment.” This was stated by Dr Harsh […]

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#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers

The study also suggests that the protective effect on heart health is increased in women who breastfed for longer periods of time. These findings provide further evidence for the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding and that women should be encouraged to do so when possible. Breastfeeding has previously been shown to reduce the risk of […]

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All you need to know about breastfeeding a surrogate child

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding moms’ milk can transfer lifelong protection against infection to babies

Previously, it was generally thought that immunity against illness is passed from mum to baby for only the period they are breastfed and this protection ends when breastfeeding stops. It was also thought that this immunity was transferred by a mother’s proteins such as antibodies that are used by the immune system to neutralise bacteria […]

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Menstrual cycle: What’s normal and what’s not

For a woman, her menstrual cycle is crucial, as it influences and plays a significant role in her overall health. It is a natural process that occurs in the female reproductive system. The menstrual cycle is due to monthly hormonal changes in the body that occurs from menace to menopause, each month, one ovary release […]

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