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Mothers are being taught the right way to breastfeed in the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) ward in the upper floor of the District Women’s Hospital. The lactating mothers who bring their children for treatment to the KMC ward are told to feed the child only and only their own milk for six months. Overfeeding makes babies vulnerable to infection. Along with the treatment of such children, mothers are also taught how to feed.
Chief Medical Superintendent of District Women’s Hospital Dr. NR Verma says that the infant should be given only mother’s milk for six months from birth. Breastfeeding benefits both mother and child. Mothers should not have any kind of confusion regarding breastfeeding. When women breastfeed, their body expends about 500 calories of energy, which helps in losing weight naturally. Breastfeeding strengthens the emotional bond between mother and baby. Breastfeeding eliminates the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. A lactating mother should also take care of her diet, because the food that mothers take will have the same effect on her baby.
SNCU and KMC Ward Nodal Officer Dr. SK Pal says that from August 2020 to August 2021, 150 children and from August 2021 to August 2022, 175 children were taught how to breastfeed mothers through KMC. They were told that the way a kangaroo feeds its baby by putting it on its chest, in the same way mothers should feed milk. For six months, only breast milk helps in the nutrition of the baby.
Breastfeeding improved health in eight days
Aarti Netin, a resident of Bara of Kadaura, gave birth to a son on August. The weight of the son at birth was 1500 grams. Due to lack of proper care at home and overfeeding, the child’s health started deteriorating. Weight decreased to 1300 grams. Blood sugar label also reduced. On this, the family reached the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) ward of the District Women’s Hospital on August 20. Where the children were breastfed on the advice of the doctors. The health improved in eight days and the child was discharged after weighing 1600 grams.
KMC arrived after seeing the decreasing weight
Asmita, a resident of village Biriya of Jalaun block, had a son on July 31. The weight of the son at birth was 1800 grams. The son was born in a private hospital in Jalaun. After being discharged from the hospital, the mother started feeding her son after going home. Due to this the weight of the son came down to 1600 grams. Seeing the son becoming weak, the family members took him to the KMC ward of the Women’s Hospital on August 25. Treatment went on under the supervision of doctors and doctors explained how to breastfeed. After three days, the weight reached 1700 grams and was discharged.
baby benefits from breastfeeding
The health of the child is also good and the weight also increases rapidly.
– Helps in physical development.
Milk has the power to increase immunity.
The digestive system of children is strengthened, stomach related diseases are removed.
Mother’s milk has the power to increase mental development.
– There is no allergy. Breast milk is digestible.
Mother’s milk contains all the nutrients, which are helpful in the overall development of the child.