Diet for lactating mothers

Diet for lactating mothers

Lactation 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 […]

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What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothers

In India, breast cancer is rapidly increasing and is becoming more common among younger women. The survival rate for breast cancer in Indian is as low as 60%. While a mother is breastfeeding her baby, she should also be concerned about the health of her breast. Breastfeeding women are usually aware of how their breasts […]

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Here’s what a mother should consume to increase breast milk secretion 

Breastfeeding should strictly be the baby’s first and only nourishment for the first six months. The more you give and the more baby demands, more it refills to complete baby’s needs for mental and physical development. Breast milk also reduces the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer. It has the highest biological value of […]

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All you need to know about breastfeeding a surrogate child

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 […]

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India: Over 17 lakh beneficiaries have enrolled under PMMVY

The number of beneficiaries enrolled under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) has increased to 17,66,423. Every day on an average, around 50, 000 new applications are received for enrolment. So far, Rs 2048.21 crores to all 36 States/UTs have been sanctioned under PMMVY out of which Rs 2042.09 crores have been released till date. […]

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Nair Hospital starts a human milk bank

A human milk bank essentially stores breast milk of lactating mothers and feeds babies of mothers unable to produce enough milk. Causes for lactation issues range from tension to weakness. The milk bank is a simple set-up, comprising a cold storage, breast pumps and storage bottles or packages. There are 517 milk banks around the […]

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

In 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 […]

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P.D. Hinduja Hospital launches lactation consultation course for nurses

Health Secretary launches breast milk bank and lactation counselling centre

C 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 […]

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