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Awareness programme on breastfeeding underway

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 5: Breast feeding is said to be the healthiest way to keep the baby strong. In sync with this statement, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Guwahati branch is celebrating its 25th annual celebration with the theme ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’ from August 1 to 7.

Addressing the media, Dr. Gayatri Bezboruah said, “Every mother should breastfeed their babies till 6 months. However, nowadays we see most of the mothers don’t do that. Instead they feed bottle milk which is just a white water and harmful for baby’s health.”

Dr Bezboruah also mentioned that just because of bottle feeding most of the babies suffer from infection, Diarrhoea and what not. When bottle feeding is needed, all mothers should boil the bottle so that no bacteria can affect the baby. Bowl and spoon serve the purpose better, she said.

Some of the pelists said that bottle milk had been first introduced during the First World War in Switzerland when many women had died in the war.

It is also said that if a mother feeds her baby with breast milk she regains her normal health fast.

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