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The study, from the University of Washington, suggests that the prevalence of left-handedness is lower among breastfed infants.
Even as the state government is taking steps to make the public places mother-friendly, Technopark on Tuesday set the ball rolling by installing India’s first lactation pod.
The mother, Abhilasha Arup Das Adhikari, took to Facebook to express her experience, stating she was asked "not to do home chores" in the shopping centre.
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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.