The district administration buildings, including the collectorate and police offices of Tiruvannamalai, Tirupattur, Vellore, and Ranipet in North Arcot lack breastfeeding rooms.
Children in urban settings had immune systems that were different from those in rural areas, researchers discovered.
Throughout the latter part of the first year and up to one-third of the second year of life, breast milk continues to provide a significant portion, if not more, of a child’s nutritional requirements.
Among the 23 district-level hospitals, 175 taluk-level hospitals and 501 private-run hospitals in Karnataka, only two hospitals from Bengaluru are BFHI accredited.
India is considered as a breastfeeding nation but only 41.8 % of newborns get breastfed in the first hour of birth even as 88% of births take place in hospitals.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) emphasises the importance of skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her newborn right after birth and initiating breastfeeding within the first hour of life.
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The maternity leave period allows women to spend sufficient time with the baby, however, the mother suffers from a sense of detachment while returning to work, Dr Joshi explained.
"The breast milk bank has been in operation for the past two years and on an average we receive 14 litres a month, but this is the first time a single person has donated 20 litres."
The Paris Olympics' chief organizer, Tony Estanguet, says they're also exploring the possibility of providing facilities for nursing athletes at the Games.
Social norms and high expectations may force working mothers to discontinue breastfeeding too soon, affecting both their physical and mental health
The complaint further said that the news article about the promotion claimed that the brand's initiative was to destigmatize conversations around baby feeding, empowering more mothers to breastfeed.
Breast milk is a complete source of nutrition and supports optimal growth and development of newborns.
Maternal factors such as stress, anxiety, and smoking can decrease milk production, but the quantitative and caloric value of breast milk does not change with dieting and exercise.
“Unless and until you keep removing milk from your body, it will not make milk,” says Kumutha, adding that one learns to maintain their milk supply.
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A large majority of women employed in the private sector have to give up work after giving birth to take care of their children.
Extended breastfeeding is often not taken in the same light as breastfeeding newborns.
Telangana has 68 per cent breastfeeding rate, surpassing the national average of 63 per cent, according to recent statistics from the National Family Health Survey.