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 […]

No market product can ever be a substitute for breastfeeding, say doctors

India ranks 56 in early initiation of breastfeeding as given by the WHO recently. While urban mothers have become ‘working moms,’ doctors say that use of products which are portrayed as alternative to breastfeeding by the market players are seen more these days. It is therefore, that the doctors think there is need to emphasise that there cannot be any alternative to breastfeeding

No market product can ever be a substitute for breastfeeding, say doctorsWhile government and non-government organisations are arranging different programs to create awareness on breastfeeding to mark the occasion of world breastfeeding week, corporate hospitals are not behind to mark their presence on the same. A Pune-based Motherhood hospital, has organised awareness sessions for all to-be-moms. The hospital has organised free lactation consultation, breastfeeding awareness consultation, […]

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life, states UNICEF study

Current guidelines from the World Health Organization and Unicef recommend babies should be breastfed within an hour of their birth and fed only by breastfeeding until they are six months old

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life, states UNICEF studyAlmost 60% of babies around the world are not breastfed within the first hour after their birth, putting them at risk of sickness and even death, a new report has revealed. Breastfeeding offers both mothers and babies a host of benefits. It reduces the risk of breast cancer in women, while the first breast milk […]

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, […]

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 […]

Father plays role of ‘mom’, breastfeeds newborn daughter

When a Wisconsin couple went into hospital for the birth of their baby it was not just mum who had an eventful night, dad had to step up in a way he never imagined

Father plays role of ‘mom’, breastfeeds newborn daughterWisconsin couple Maxamillian and April Neubauer just welcomed a baby girl into their lives. When April was unable to breastfeed immediately after birth, Maxamillian stepped in to help, and images of the ‘breastfeeding’ dad have gone viral. April had an emergency C-section to deliver their daughter, Rosalia, in June. The new mother thought she would […]

Pune-based doctor develops portable ‘Human Milk Pasteuriser’

This machine makes the setting up of ‘Human Milk Banks’ easy and affordable for even minor paediatric hospitals and healthcare entrepreneurs

Pune-based doctor develops portable ‘Human Milk Pasteuriser’Insufficient lactation in mothers is a common problem that results in depriving the new born infants of mother’s milk; breast milk is the best source of nutrition that protects the infants from illnesses and infections that they are prone to. This problem can be overcome by setting up ‘Human Milk Banks’ that collect mother’s milk […]
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