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  • According to the World Health Organization, three out of every five newborns in the world are unable to get their first yellow milk from the mother in the first hour of birth.
  • Every year 8 lakh deaths are happening in the world due to non-breast feeding, most of them are children below 6 months.

According to the World Health Organization, three out of every five newborns in the world are not getting their first yellow milk from the mother in the first hour of birth. In India, this figure is 40 percent. Every year 8 lakh deaths in the world are happening just because of not breast-feeding. These include children less than 6 months old. To reduce such cases, WHO and UNICEF celebrate lactation week with 120 countries every year from 1-7 August. Negligence and incomplete information in breastfeeding can put the life of mother and child at risk. To know the answer to all such questions whether or not breastfeeding should be done to the infected mother during the coronary period, read the report-

Can a corona-infected woman breastfeed a child?

The World Health Organization (WHO) says- Yes, she can do this but it is important to take care of some things, such as wearing a mask while breastfeed, wash your hands before and after touching the baby. If infected with corona and not in a position to breastfeed the child, you can use express milk or donor human milk.

Why mother’s milk is not reaching the newborn and how important it is

The World Health Organization has cited several reasons for the increasing distance between newborn and mother’s milk. According to a joint report by WHO and UNICEF, most of the cases are being reported in low and middle income countries. The second biggest reason is the aggressive promotion of pharma companies Breastmilk Substitute in many countries including India.

  • According to gynecologist Dr. Mita Chaturvedi, the mother’s first drink of milk which is released soon after the birth of a newborn is called colostrum. It is found in high amounts of protein, fat, carbohydrates and calcium. It prevents infection by increasing the immunity of the newborn.
  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast-ovarian cancer, type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in the mother. 20 thousand deaths due to breast cancer can be prevented only by breastfeeding the baby.
  • By giving more breast feeding, the mother burns more calories, which helps in reducing the increased weight after delivery. During this period, oxytocin is released from the mother’s body, which also reduces their stress.
  • According to the WHO, the child should be breastfed from the first hour of birth to the age of 6 months. After 6 months the baby’s diet should include things like lentil water and banana. It can be fed for two years.
  • According to the gynecologist, the mother should breastfeed from one breast for 10-15 minutes. Breastfeeding should be given to the child several times till the beginning of three to four days, because during this time milk is produced in excess and it is very important for him.
  • Take care of cleanliness during breast feeding. It is considered better to bestow a child in a calm and relaxed state.
  • As long as the baby drinks milk, the mother must make several changes in the diet. Diet should include juice, milk, lassi, coconut water, lentils, legumes, dry fruits, green leafy vegetables, yogurt, cheese and tomatoes.

When not to breastfeed

Breastfeeding should not be done if the mother is HIV-positive, a TB patient or is undergoing chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer. If a disease called galactosemia is found in the newborn, then the mother should not be fed milk. It is a rare disease in which the child cannot digest the sugar present in milk. Also, if you are already taking medicines for diseases like migraine, Parkinson’s or arthritis, then tell the doctor.

5 fallacies and truth related to breast feeding

# 1) Confusion: Not enough milk is produced when the breast size is small.

truth: Its size does not matter in breast feeding, if the mother is healthy then enough milk is made to feed the children.

# 2) Confusion: Breast feeding is beneficial only for the child and not for the mother.

truth: It’s not like this. If the woman gives her baby regular breastfeed, then the risk of breast and ovarian cancer is reduced. Also, the risk of osteoporosis is also less.

# 3) Confusion: Regular breastfeeding worsens its size.

truth: It’s not like that at all. During breast feeding, prolactin hormone is released in the mother, which helps the mother relax and concentrate. Several studies have found that breastfeeding protects the mother from type-2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular diseases.

# 4) Confusion: The child should not be breastfeed if the mother is ill.

truth: Breastfeeding of the child should not be stopped even if the mother is ill. This does not affect the health of the child. If you are already taking any medicine, then please inform the doctor.

# 5) Confusion: Powdered milk is better than breast milk.

truth: This is absolutely wrong. Mother’s milk is complete food for the baby. It is the perfect blend of vitamins, protein and fat and is easily digested in the baby.


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