It is very important that families and new mothers are made aware of the impact of low blood sugar at birth and its negative neurological impact later in life.
COVID-19 threatening India's gains in protecting children against pneumonia, diarrhoea, says IVAC report
The report stated that although there was progress in India in 2019, the pandemic threatens these hard-won gains due to disruption of routine health services like immunisation and access to medical oxygen, which is used to treat both pneumonia and COVID-19 patients
National Nutrition Month 2020: Identifying children with acute malnutrition, ensuring balanced diet key to better health
The first two years of a child’s life are particularly important, as optimal nutrition during this period lowers morbidity and mortality, reduces the risk of chronic diseases and fosters better development overall.
For mothers breastfeeding children beyond infancy, how a life of secrecy and castigation blights the experience
The female body, from the moment it pushes out an offspring, is subdued, and replaced by something inert — a bottle, a pacifier, a silicone toy, a crib, and erased entirely before the passage of a year.
COVID-19 and breastfeeding: Infection isn't currently known to spread through breast milk, but use of pump is recommended
Breastfeeding and weaning are delicate and necessary processes for the development of a child, but when the mother falls sick during this time, there can be a disruption.
The fact is that your body, after going through 9 months of pregnancy, is now very different. Obviously, your period will not be the same as before.
In India's Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres, holistic care for mother and child combats malnutrition
The Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has established 1,151 Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres (NRCs) across the country under the National Health Mission. They provide facility-based care for children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and medical complications. These NRCs offer appropriate feeding of children, careful height and weight monitoring, and counselling to mothers and caregivers on age-appropriate caring, nutrition and growth monitoring.
Here’s what everyone should know about breastmilk and why it is so important that India support women breastfeeding in public.
Theme of World Breastfeeding Week is 'To empower parents, enable breastfeeding: Now and for the future'.
Breastfeeding is a natural process of nursing the baby & should be done in the first hour after birth.
According to WHO, increasing breastfeeding levels will help in saving more than 8,00,000 lives every year.
The team of medical professionals is training mothers in using the cross-cradle hold, and for good reason.
Game of Thrones actress Gemma Whelan recently posted an image of her breastfeeding her daughter and that is being hailed by social media as one of the most progressive images to be posted online
Six of 10 Indian babies aren't breastfed within first hour of birth; Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan rank lowest in early nursing
India ranked 56 out of 76 countries on early initiation of breastfeeding, according to the 2018 Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, released with the report, which tracks progress of breastfeeding policies and programmes.
World Breastfeeding Week: Take this quiz to test your knowledge about its health benefits, global statistics
The World Breastfeeding Week began on 1 August, and will end on 7 August. Take this quiz to know how much you know about it.
Mara Martin posted on Instagram saying that breastfeeding was nothing headline-worthy and that she intends to normalise an action that she does on a daily basis
Row over Grihalakshmi magazine featuring breastfeeding: Sexualisation of breasts causes needless outrage
When the Kerala High Court refused to declare a magazine with a woman breastfeeding on the cover as ‘obscene’, it is indubitably a win for libertarianism.
Urban women don't breastfeed for fear of losing figure, says Madhya Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel
"If the children are bottle-fed then their fate will also be shattered the way a bottle does," said Anandiben Patel
'Beauty and obscenity in eye of beholder': Kerala HC junks plea against magazine featuring breastfeeding model
A controversy had erupted after a popular women's magazine, Grihalakshmi, featured model Gilu Joseph breastfeeding a child on the cover of its March edition. The backlash, mostly directed at Joseph, was swift and severe, with some even dragging the publication to court.