Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Being a mother is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. However it is one of the greatest responsibilities you as a mother will ever take up. Giving birth and bringing a child into this world is just half that responsibility. The challenge starts even after the baby is born as at that moment and after, nothing can be more important that your baby and his or her well-being.
The health of your child will always come first on your list of priorities. It is of utmost importance that your baby gets the nutrition he or she needs. You all must already know that the baby’s ultimate source of nutrition is breast milk. After the birth of the baby, for at least two years, the nutrition depends on the mother’s milk and if two years seems a little longer, a minimum of six months is necessary.
Unfortunately, given the world we live in, not all babies are given their mother’s milk due to various issues of health, due to poverty or even lack of health services in the rural areas of the country. Not only that, it has been proven that around 45% of babies die due to lack of nutrition in India. This percentage of babies are not all from the rural part of the country. It is important that people, specially mothers understand the importance of breast milk and make sure that their babies are breastfed, no matter what.
Due to these statistics, the World Health Organisation observes the month of August as the World Breastfeeding Month. During this month, all around the globe, hospitals, doctors, various organisations and groups come together to make people understand the positives of breastfeeding and negatives which are a result due to the lack of it.
What is the importance of breastfeeding?
Mother’s milk is the integral part of the child’s nutrition as it consists of various antibodies which protects the child from contracting various infections and illnesses such as ear infections, diarrhea and various other respiratory infections.
The very reason why mother’s milk and breastfeeding is important for your child is to provide nutrition for the baby is during the years of infancy, it is the only source of nutrition for the baby.
Why Breastfeeding Awareness is required?
Many countries are deprived of adequate health measures for people and many of them are often ignorant of the fact where breastfeeding is essential for a baby. Due to this, various infections and conditions can affect the baby and due to their low immunity, the infection can affect them causing long term harm as well. In many cases, babies have died because of various infections just because they didn’t receive adequate nutrition and antibodies were not present due to the absence of the source.
The month of August, many organisations and hospitals along with doctors have collaborated all over the world to provide knowledge and awareness about the importance of breast milk and also taken adequate measures to set up milk banks to provide babies with breast milk so that no hope is lost. Every baby deserves breast milk and we at Premier Hospitals along with various organisations have the provision of providing knowledge to parents about the importance of it.
About The Hospital:
Since the inception of Premier Hospital in 1991 till today, we have grown to unprecedented levels, due to our excellence in medical sciences and healthcare. Premier Hospital is the creation of Dr Mahesh Marda and when it was first established, was only a small, 30-bed hospital facility. Back then, we provided only secondary care to patients, but that certainly has changed in the present landscape.
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