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Call for feeding rooms in Vellore government offices grows louder  

The district administration buildings, including the collectorate and police offices of  Tiruvannamalai, Tirupattur, Vellore, and Ranipet in North Arcot lack breastfeeding rooms. 

published on : 27th September 2023
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Children who live in cities are more likely to have respiratory infections

Children in urban settings had immune systems that were different from those in rural areas, researchers discovered.

published on : 11th September 2023
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Nectar of life 

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.

published on : 15th August 2023
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Experts vouch for making all hospitals breastfeeding-friendly in Karnataka

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. 

published on : 11th August 2023
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‘Counselling on Breastfeeding should begin during pregnancy’

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.

published on : 8th August 2023
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King Koti hospitals OTs now offer C-section mothers the chance to breastfeed

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.

published on : 8th August 2023
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Check out this week's Xplore on health

This week's Xplore deals with the cause, symptoms and prevention of NAFLD, an explainer on asthma plus an interview on breastfeeding.

published on : 8th August 2023
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Breastfeeding helps mothers fight postpartum blues

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.

published on : 5th August 2023
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Compassion overflows: Mom of critically-ill baby donates 20 litre breast milk to govt hosp in TN

"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."

published on : 5th August 2023
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Pioneering mothers are breaking down barriers to breastfeeding in Olympic sports

The Paris Olympics' chief organizer, Tony Estanguet, says they're also exploring the possibility of providing facilities for nursing athletes at the Games.

published on : 4th August 2023
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Breaking barriers against breastfeeding   

Social norms and high expectations may force working mothers to discontinue breastfeeding too soon, affecting both their physical and mental health

published on : 3rd August 2023
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Bollywood mothers face flak for endorsing feeding bottle brand

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.

published on : 2nd August 2023
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World Breastfeeding Week; enable breastfeeding, support nursing mothers

Breast milk is a complete source of nutrition and supports  optimal growth and development of newborns.

published on : 2nd August 2023
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Breastfeeding: Eat well to feed well

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.

published on : 2nd August 2023
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Terms for feeding a preterm baby

“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.

published on : 2nd August 2023
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The balancing act: Tips to manage career and baby

This World Breastfeeding week focuses on making a difference for working parents. CE talks to mothers and an expert who share tips to manage a career and their baby

published on : 2nd August 2023
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Survey on creches set up at work places

A large majority of women employed in the private sector have to give up work after giving birth to take care of their children.

published on : 2nd August 2023
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‘Normalise extended breastfeeding’

Extended breastfeeding is often not taken in the same light as breastfeeding newborns.

published on : 2nd August 2023
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Minister unveils logo on breastfeeding awareness

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.

published on : 2nd August 2023