Guwahati woman becomes a saving grace for newborns during the Covid-19 crisis

It cannot be denied that Covid took away our dear ones from us. Many babies have even lost their mothers who were feeding them. Guwahati women stand out from the crowd to help infants who lost their mothers to the pandemic.

At a time when the Covid-19 catastrophe has made life tougher, a woman from Guwahati has become a saving grace for newborn babies during the Covid-19 crisis.  
Ronita Sharma Rekhi, a mother of a two-month-old baby, has volunteered to extend her helping hand, in a noble and unique way. 
Feeling the pangs of those infants, who have lost their mothers due to the deadly virus, or those, who have been kept in isolation from their mothers, Rekhi has taken upon herself to offer her breast milk to the newborns. 
Ronita, a Mumbai-based production manager, recently returned to her native place Guwahati, where she delivered a baby boy on March 10. 
As per medical research, a mother lactates 6 months after childbirth and for a single child's need, she can produce a surplus.
Her philanthropic idea dawned after going through an appeal made by a Delhi-based woman on Facebook, seeking breast milk for her child for she was unable to breastfeed her baby as she was in isolation due to Covid.
Ronita Sharma Rekhi
Image: Ronita Sharma Rekhi
Ronita felt that many infants in Guwahati as well are being deprived of their mothers' milk in this trying times and took to social media platforms to amplify her message to support the newborns with breast milk.
As per medical research, a mother lactates 6 months after childbirth and for a single child's need, she can produce a surplus.
Ronita expressed her thankfulness towards her husband for being supportive of the noble initiative.
Even though no request has come through yet, Ronita remains hopeful.



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