Breastfeeding News

A dad's viral post on breastfeeding is for fathers who ask 'what is there for me to do?'

There are many ways in which a father can assist the mother or take care of the baby while being breastfed. A dad recently took to social media to talk about how fathers can help.

The working mom's guide to breastfeeding

Make sure you speak to your HR before you rejoin work. Let them know when you plan to join and also that you plan to continue to breastfeed your child. Ask them if they have an association with a nearby daycare.


The first month: Essential nutrition tips for breastfeeding mothers

It is essential to maintain a healthy and balanced diet when breastfeeding, as the new born baby gets all of their required nutrients from the mother’s milk.

Three in every 5 children denied of colostrum in first hour of birth, says report

According to a report prepared by 'Child Rights and You', taking data from the latest NFHS survey in 2015-16, three in every five children in India have been denied colostrum.

Manipur leads, Delhi trails in breastfeeding practices: Here's why your baby needs breast milk

WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends that babies should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of the baby. Here's how it can benefit the mother and child.

Breast milk changes colour for the baby. This mother's photo shows how

World Breastfeeding Week 2019: The amount of breast milk produced and its nutritional content adapts to the needs of the baby. A mother from Arkansas has shown how that happens exactly.


Breastfeeding mothers must follow a balanced diet to lose weight

Lactating women need to eat at regular intervals and space their meals well between baby's sleep cycles. Some communities believe in lactating women taking loads of ghee in order to enhance milk production.

Breast milk is important for infants in the NICU

World Breastfeeding Week 2019: The mother starts developing specific antibodies to combat germs in the infant's surroundings while touching or holding the infant. These protective antibodies are passed on to the infant through the mother's milk.

12 breastfeeding facts you probably didn't know

World Breastfeeding Week 2019: The smell and taste of breast milk is also affected by the foods you eat. Exposing your baby to more varieties during breastfeeding can make them less picky eaters when you start feeding solids.

Mumbai hospital touches 71 per cent breastfeeding rate in ‘golden hour’

Doctors said focused counselling and training pregnant women on the importance of breastfeeding contributed to the increase in rate.