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 […]

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothers

While we are all aware that osteoporosis is most common in older people, there has been a considerable rise in the number of younger people being affected by it, including premenopausal women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The term ‘premenopausal’ refers to women who are still having regular menstrual periods and have not yet reached menopause, says Dr AbhijitKale, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, S.L Raheja Hospital - A Fortis Associate Hospital

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothersOsteoporosis is bone loss that is serious enough to result in fragile bones, increasing the risk of fracture by multifold. Younger women who tend to restrict what they eat in order to lose weight are at a higher risk of Osteoporosis and fractures. This also includes young mothers, since the baby growing in its mother’s […]

‘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 […]

Science experiment shows the amazing powers of breast milk

A first-year biosciences student’s experiment shows that breast milk's antimicrobial properties may persist beyond age many end breastfeeding

Science experiment shows the amazing powers of breast milkA viral photo of a science project showcases the healing power of breast milk, and it makes a compelling case for breastfeeding well beyond a baby’s first birthday. Vicky Greene, a first-year biosciences student at South Devon College in the U.K., put breast milk from the mother of a 15-month-old and a 3-year-old in Petri […]

Doctor creates new rendition of ‘Sonu Song’ to spread awareness on breastfeeding

Her song informs us about things such as, when a mother should start breastfeeding, how she holds a baby, what precautions she should take and the characteristics of breast milk. Dr Sarita Bhagwat has been associated with Breast Feeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) Maharashtra branch, since 15 years

Doctor creates new rendition of ‘Sonu Song’ to spread awareness on breastfeedingAfter Bewafa Sonam became a popular across every section of the Internet, a Sonu with trust issues gained popularity through a Marathi song ‘Sonu tule mahyavar bharosa nay ka’ (Sonu don’t you trust me). When the song became viral on the Internet, everyone came up with their own versions of it. But a lactation consultant is has […]

Soon, a breastfeeding room at KEM Hospital

The announcement was made by the dean of KEM Hospital at an inaugural function of International Breastfeeding Week (Aug 1 to Aug 7) organised by Mumbai Breastfeeding Promotion Committee (MBPC) at the hospital

Soon, a breastfeeding room at KEM HospitalTaking a sensitive step towards lactating mothers King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, in Mumbai will soon be having a separate Hirkani Kaksh (breastfeeding room) in the hospital premises. It would provide a private space to the female hospital staff members and hospital visitors who want to breast feed their babies. The dean of KEM Hospital, […]

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctor

Children growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a UNICEF study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’. City-based doctors say that people should have trust on Government hospitals as they provide better healthcare services at affordable prices

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctorChildren growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’, which was released on Monday. Moreover, the study enumerates that most of these deaths could be prevented with low […]

Health Secretary launches breast milk bank and lactation counselling centre

‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’ opened at Lady Hardinge Medical College in collaboration with the Norwegian government, Oslo University and NIPI Newborn Project, is a national human milk bank and lactation counselling centre that will collect, pasteurize, test and safely store milk that has been donated by lactating mothers and make it available for infants in need

Health Secretary launches breast milk bank and lactation counselling centreC K Mishra, (Secretary Health and Family Welfare) inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), here today. Speaking on the occasion, C K Mishra congratulated the LHMC, Delhi for this initiative and said that this would be the largest […]

New study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeeding

While new mothers may debate what they believe to be long-term benefits, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that breastfeeding has little impact on long-term cognitive development and behaviour

New study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeedingWhile the medical benefits of breastfeeding for helping newborns fight infections and helping pre-term infants get stronger are fairly well established, the long-term impact is much less so. While new mothers may debate what they believe to be long-term benefits, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that breastfeeding has little impact on […]