Reinforce exclusive breastfeeding to save infants: Senior pediatricians

‘Maa’ awareness week concludes at GB Pant Hospital

AUQIB SALAM
Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 24 2018 12:53AM | Updated Date: Apr 24 2018 12:53AM
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Senior pediatricians and doctors on Monday stressed on reinforcing exclusive breastfeeding by mothers during a week-long training program on breastfeeding held at GB Pant hospital in Srinagar.

The training titled ‘under mothers absolute affection’ (MAA) was organized under National Health mission (NHM) by Infant & Young Child Feeding State Resource Centre (IYCF), PG department of pediatrics, GB pant hospital. Experts from GB pant hospital among other guest experts trained the doctors from different districts of J&K and Ladakh from 16th to 23rd of this month.

“If we work to increase awareness among doctors, this will be passed on to the mothers and it can help us increase breast feeding,” said Professor Kaiser Ahmed, HOD Pediatrics GB Pant.  “This will help us save newborns from many diseases and show positive result in infant mortality so we have to work hard in order to reinforce exclusive breastfeeding to save infants.”

“We have to use every sort of media to aware mothers about the importance of breastfeed while remembering that we have to fight marketing giants who are simultaneously promoting artificial milk,” he said.

The experts stressed on the importance of roping in private hospitals and public figures to increase awareness about breastfeeding. GB pant hospital medical superintendent Dr. Kawarjeet Singh said that they will provide every sort of help for such training programs. About 30 medical officers from different districts attended the week-long training session.

 

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