Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?

Breastfeeding does acts as a method of birth control. This is due to the LAM idea meaning Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM). While ‘lactational’ refers to breastfeeding, ‘amenorrhea’ means not being able to menstruate. This means that when you feed your baby breast milk, you do not ovulate, and when you do not ovulate, you don’t have chances to get pregnant

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?There is no doubt that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for a newborn. Infection rates are lower as mother’s milk is rich in antibodies. Importantly, breastfeeding enhances the bond between mother and the child. We are also aware that breastfeeding is equally beneficial to the mother as it decreases the chances of post-partum […]

Probiotic intake during pregnancy lowers eczema risk in offspring

The study found a reduced eczema risk for kids when their mothers took probiotics during the final weeks of pregnancy and the first six months of breastfeeding. Avoiding potentially allergenic foods like nuts, dairy and eggs during pregnancy didn’t appear to influence a child’s risk of eczema

Probiotic intake during pregnancy lowers eczema risk in offspringWomen who take probiotics while they’re pregnant and breastfeeding could be less likely to have children with eczema than mothers who don’t, a research review suggests. Probiotic use during pregnancy and lactation was associated with a 22% lower risk of young children developing eczema, a common inflammatory skin disorder, the study found. This is the […]

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 […]

Breastfeeding can cut diabetes risk by 47%, reveals study

Scientists believe that there are good biological reasons why breastfeeding may protect against diabetes. For example, it is known to boost hormones which control blood insulin levels and lower blood sugar. It can also help new mothers lose pregnancy weight

Breastfeeding can cut diabetes risk by 47%, reveals studyBreastfeeding for six months or longer cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes nearly in half for women during their childbearing years, the longest ever study has shown. Researchers in the US analysed data from women who enrolled in a heart health study more than 30 years ago, and whose lifestyles and health were […]

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 […]

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 […]

K’taka: Kangaroo Mother Care helps triplets to survive against all odds

Having triplets is a dream for many. In October 2016, when Renuka Hadapad gave birth to three girls, little did she know that her life would take a different turn. After a prolonged stay in the hospitals for the kids to survive, everything from the past year has been a struggle. Here’s why

K’taka: Kangaroo Mother Care helps triplets to survive against all oddsKangaroo Mother Care (KMC) or skin-to-skin contact is a relatively new concept that has been proven to be a successful support system for newborn preterm babies. This technique has come to the rescue of triplets this time. When Renuka Hadapad gave birth to triplets in the last week of October 2016 in Koppal, Karnataka, she […]

Maha: 57.5% of children are breastfed within one hour of birth

In a reply given in the Lok Sabha, the union government stated, in 2015-16, 41.6 per cent of children under the age if three have received breastfeeding in the first hour.  Whereas, 57.5 babies in Maharashtra received breast milk from their mother in the first hour. According to lactation experts, the percentage of breastfeeding should be 100 per cent

Maha: 57.5% of children are breastfed within one hour of birthMother’s milk is the first right of a new born baby. It works as an antibiotic for the baby and breastfeeding is important for the infant’s growth. According to the World Health Organization, the baby needs to be breastfeed in the first hour after the birth. However, babies do not receive breastmilk due to lack […]

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 […]
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