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 […]

Maha govt to implement ‘Pantapradhan Matru vandana Yojana’ to curb infant-mother mortality rate

The state government will implement ‘Prime Minister's Mantru Vandana Yojana’, which has been launched by the central government to reduce the number of maternal and infant mortality rate. Under this scheme, financial support will be provided to pregnant and lactating mothers. This financial assistance will be given to women in three stages of pregnancy and after delivery

Maha govt to implement ‘Pantapradhan Matru vandana Yojana’ to curb infant-mother mortality rateIn India, many pregnant women from economically weaker sections of the society live below the poverty line. In order to earn their daily wage, they have to work during the course of their pregnancy. And after the delivery, even when they are not physically capable, many of them resume work immediately as there is no […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersPART 2  Staying hydrated is important during lactation but drinking water becomes a chore, let’s look at interesting ways to achieve it: Herbal tea: Boil tulsi, ginger, and lemongrass, mint (you can decide the quantity and choose all or just one or two ingredients). Before drinking, add lemon juice and jaggery or even green tea […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersLactation period refers to the duration when the mother breastfeeds her child. A nutritious dietary intake is therefore important. The food intake should be such that it meets the mother’s nutritional requirements, besides ensuring adequate milk production for the baby.  You can achieve it by following these simple value additions to you daily diet, let’s […]

Gujarat women dispel myths linked with breast feeding

In spite of social taboos and orthodox behaviours relating to breast feeding, some mothers (and many first time mothers) from Gujarat are taking steps to ensure they are breastfeeding their babies the right way

Gujarat women dispel myths linked with breast feedingAccording to the National Family Health Survey-4 around 50% of infants were breastfed within the first hour of birth in 2015-16, compared to 27% a decade ago.  In 2005-06, around 47% of infants received the recommended 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding, while in 2015-16, the number increased by a mere 8 per cent and went […]

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 […]