World Breastfeeding Day: Mother's milk is nectar for the child.....by Dr. Gurinderbir Kaur
Breastfeeding is considered an important part of a child's overall growth cycle. As well as being a great experience for a mother, it is important for a child's development.
These words were expressed by Civil Surgeon Dr. Gurinderbir Kaur. Civil Surgeon Kapurthala Dr. Gurinderbir Kaur said that every year the World Breastfeeding Week was celebrated from August 1 to August 7.
Under this programme, awareness seminars are conducted in all health institutions of the district to make lactating mothers and pregnant women aware of the importance of breast feeding. During the awareness seminar conducted at Civil Hospital Kapurthala Civil Surgeon Dr. Gurinderbir Kaur said that this time all the activities of the World Breastfeeding Day will be done under the theme "Step Up for Breastfeeding Education and Support".
Why breastfeeding is important
*Breastfeeding burns 500 calories a day.
* The risk of heart disease and diabetes are reduced.
* The risk of breast cancer decreases when breastfeeding.
* The level of depression also decreases compared to other women.
* Breast milk contains all the essential nutrients.
*It digests easily and does not cause gas in the baby's stomach.
* Risk of infectious diseases is reduced due to antibodies in milk.
* Reduces the risk of sudden death due to breastfeeding.
*Keep these things in mind while breastfeeding the baby*
The baby's head should be elevated or at a 45-degree angle from the breast during breastfeeding. Therefore, breastfeed by raising the baby's head with your breast.
There is a risk of milk getting into the baby's ears due to breastfeeding while lying down, which can lead to ear infections. So always make it a habit to breastfeed while sitting.
While feeding the baby, the milk comes out thin in the beginning and later thick. Therefore, feed the baby from the breast of the other side only after one breast is empty.
The child should not be put to bed immediately after feeding, because milk may come out of the mouth or get trapped in the child's respiratory tract.
Immediately after feeding, put the baby on your shoulder and run your hand on the lower side of the baby's back (from the baby's nape to the neck), so that the baby burps. Do not put the baby to bed without burping.
The mother's first condensed milk (Bahuli) contains all the necessary elements for the physical and mental development of the newborn child. So feed the baby only breast milk from birth to 6 months.
Lactating mothers that after 16 months they must give the baby soft food like rice, khichdi, porridge, etc along with breast milk. In addition to a balanced diet, breast milk should also be given to the child for up to 2 years.
August 3, 2022
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