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    Infant and Newborn Care

    This International Breastfeeding Awareness Week, share how you can spread awareness!

    Infant and Newborn Care

    This International Breastfeeding Awareness Week, share how you can spread awareness!

    Breastfeeding is very beneficial for both mother and child. It is important to spread this message to all mothers. Share your breastfeeding experiences with us. Let us spread the awareness for healthier babies and mommies! ... more

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    Jyoti Gupta Aug 12 2019

    New mothers should be provided all the necessary information about the benefits of breast feeding to the baby and how it helps to prevent incidences of breast cancer in women. Also, breastfeeding is the best way to shed the extra pregnancy fat build up.

    Shabnam Desai Aug 10 2019

    Breastfeeding should not be restricted. We need space in public places where mothers can easily feed their babies as and when required. I have seen ladies sitting in washrooms to feed their little ones. That's not a place to feed your baby. Why should it be. That's something very natural. Why not an area where this can be done. Govt should initiate the project of making it compulsory for malls and public places for rooms. As they are creating awareness about breastfeeding.

    Shabnam Desai Aug 12 2019

    @Shabnam Desai Yes, Shabnam. WHO has shared a post on LinkedIn on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, which very succinctly says that creating feeding-spaces in public as well as in office-spaces will serve as a great support to women.
    Very valid point put across by you!

    Sayoni Mondal Aug 9 2019

    Breastfeeding is a natural process. I would like to share one important tip on increasing awareness on importance of breastfeeding. Our society instead of judging and putting shame on mothers, they should be positive on mothers feeding their babies privately and publicly. Labourer Women's breastfeed their babies publicly but the perception of society is so wrong that their negative echoes goes to educated mind and heart directly. The way of looking to breastfeed women might not to stare on them, that feels mother uncomfortable. All in all, awareness and sensible manners is to be provided to society and general public.

    Sayoni Mondal Aug 9 2019

    @Sayoni Mondal So true! A baby needs to be fed quite often, usually about every three hours and that could be easily about eight to ten times in twenty four hrs depending on how old the baby is. When a mother is outdoors with the baby, she should have privacy and every right to feed the hungry baby without feeling uncomfortable.
    Sometimes it could become difficult to find places where people are not watching. Our society is changing but people need to be more understanding. Fortunately, in some places like the malls and airports we see designated rooms/nursing area where a mother can feed the baby without disturbance. Nevertheless, society has to be more supportive.

    Sayoni Mondal Aug 10 2019

    @Sayoni Mondal Yeah agree with you completely.

    Leena Jumani Aug 8 2019

    I believe breastfeeding is not only an activity that has health benefits for both mother and baby, but it also helps in creating a beautiful bond between the two. The skin-to-skin touch is extremely essential and makes the baby feel secure.
    As new mothers the fear of sagging breasts or involuntary milk-ejection may prevail, but these are temporary. Breastfeeding is indeed blissful!

    Rajamani Revauthi Aug 1 2019

    Breast feeding, it's a mind game. If you think u can, your hormones play the game positively. If you think you cannot they play negatively. If you have positive thoughts the led down refluxes release oxytocin which is the major hormones that helps releasing milk. If you are stressed this hormone is suppressed by adrenalin in the brain to decrease the amount of milk. When a mother nurses, not only her oxytocin levels increases but her body makes more receptors, permanently
    increasing her feelings of love;and this is a cycle your baby in turn does the same. So more latching more milk.. If your baby's pee count is six to seven times a day and gaining adequate weight then it's a sign of well fed baby.
    Include ajwain, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, garlic, turmeric, pepper, fenugreek, bottle guard, drumstick, Oatmeal, carrots, barley to improve the milk supply

    Rabiya Yasmin Aug 1 2019

    More and more stories should be shared about how the mother has overcome the hassles of breastfeeding or dealt with the pain.
    I was 21 doing my Masters when I gave birth to my daughter. I had always been reluctant of giving formula milk to her. My husband gifted me breast pumps and I used to express and store milk while I was away. So this way my daughter was exclusively breastfed for 6 months. Happy Mommy=Healthy Baby