World Breastfeeding Week begins
Breastfeeding will be conducted daily at each medical unit from August 1 to 7
Bhaskar News Service
Mathura. World Breastfeeding Week has started in the district from Monday. The statement of Governor Anandiben Patel regarding breastfeeding on all the medical units of the district was heard. Now awareness programs will be organized to promote breastfeeding throughout the week.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ajay Kumar Verma said that mother’s milk is the best food for the child. Mother’s milk is very important for the physical and mental development of the baby. It plays an important role in protecting the baby from diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition. He said that the theme of World Breastfeeding Week being celebrated from 1st to 7th August this year has been kept breastfeeding promotion-support and cooperation. Under this, awareness programs about breastfeeding will be held for one hour at each health unit. In this the importance of breastfeeding will be told to the people. If the baby is not breastfed then their problem will be solved. The CMO said that it is necessary to give thick yellow milk to the child within an hour of birth. It is beneficial for the health of both the newborn and the mother. He said that canned milk can have a bad effect on the health of the child. Therefore, avoid feeding canned milk to the baby and feed the baby only breast milk for six months.
baby benefits of breastfeeding
Mother’s skin contact maintains baby’s temperature
The first condensed milk or colostrum protects the baby from diseases. The risk of diarrheal diseases, pneumonia, ear and throat infections etc. is reduced to a great extent. There is a bond between the baby and the mother. The intellectual level improves. Proper development of the baby.