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Women who deliver babies at government and private hospitals are counseled on the importance of breastfeeding. Attempts are also made to solve issues they might have with the process.
Tamil Nadu is bottom-placed just above the northeastern states of Nagaland and Meghalaya besides Uttar Pradesh when it comes to breastfeeding of babies in 0-6 months.
Lactating women should consume a nutritionally adequate diet both during pregnancy and lactation.
Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from August 1 to 7. Sheen L B explains the benefits and uses of the practice.
New mothers who are surrounded by cigarette smoke tend to stop breastfeeding sooner than women not exposed to second-hand smoke, finds a study.
The state had announced earlier that this year breast milk banks will be extended to 15 district headquarters’ hospitals at the cost of Rs 1.5 crore.
Anganwadis are playing a stellar role in society. Moreover, it is from here that various welfare schemes meant for women and children are being executed.
To make society aware about the merits of breastfeeding, the Women and Child Development Department will launch a week-long campaign ‘Adyamritham’ on Wednesday.
Actor Pamela Anderson on behalf of PETA wrote a letter to UN stating the importance of breastfeeding for newborns.
GHMC identified three parks, NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park and Sanjeevaiah Park which will soon have breastfeeding centres.
Women need support in order to optimise the chances of breastfeeding in line with WHO's recommendations.
Breastfeeding centres, women-friendly roads, elders corner and much more, comes under the proposal in the 2018-19 budget of the Corporation.
Mothers who overeat during the period when they are breastfeeding may have children who are at increased risk of becoming obese and going through early puberty.