World Breastfeeding Week celebrated at Marwari Hospitals
Several senior doctors from the pediatric department educated the mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding
Along with the whole world, city-based hospital Marwari Hospitals also celebrated World Breastfeeding week in the premises of Marwari Hospitals from 1st August to 7th August, 2022. Accordingly, they held a meeting on the particular subject on 6th August in the auditorium hall of the hospital.
The meeting was conducted and held by the pediatric department of the hospital which included senior paediatricians like Subhash Chandra Jain, Suresh Kumar Jain, HoD of Pediatric Department Dr. Ritesh Jain and paediatric consultant Dr. Sushanta Saha. Along with the paediatricians, the other guests present in the meeting were Director of Medical Services Dr. J.P.Sarma and Hospital Superintendent Mr. Rohit Upadhayay.
The program started at 1.30 pm and ended around 3 pm, which consisted of speeches from the paediatricians relating to the benefits of breastfeeding.
"Mother milk is the best milk for a baby in the initial stage. There are lots of benefits to the baby and as well as society is benefitted too on the other hand. Therefore, I suggest all the mothers of newborn babies to feed mother's milk in the initial stage," stated Dr. Ritesh Kr.Jain.
Senior paediatrician Dr. Subhash Chandra Jain delivered a lecture on the perfect way of holding a baby while breastfeeding. He also instructed regarding the underarm position while holding a baby during breastfeeding. He moreover showed the position and gap distance between the two arms and how the opposite arm should be kept in coordination to the other lying arm.
Another senior paediatrician, Dr. Suresh Kumar Jain gave a speech regarding how to help a mother to recognise when the baby is ready for breastfeeding.Another senior paediatrician, Dr. Suresh Kumar Jain gave a speech regarding how to help a mother to recognise when the baby is ready for breastfeeding.
He said, "When the baby is ready, he/she will open the eyes and the mother gets signalled in this way that the baby needs milk and he/she is thirsty. Anotherway of getting a signal is that when the baby makes its mouth wide open, he/she indicates that he/she wants milk as he/she is thirsty or hungry."
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration which is held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries. World Breastfeeding Week was first celebrated in 1992 by WABA and is now observed in over 120 countries by UNICEF, WHO and their partners including individuals, organizations, and governments.
WABA itself has been formed on 14 February 1991 with the goal to re-establish a global breastfeeding culture and provide support for breastfeeding everywhere.
WHO and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) emphasize the value of breastfeeding for mothers as well as children.
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