NICU and Breast Milk – How It Works?

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How it works? Breast milk in NICU acts not only as a nutritional element but also as Medicine. Since, higly- risk newborn babies are the most vulnerable and prone to diseases, the use of Formula Milk in these cases can be highly unsafe. So it’s a better option to feed the baby Pasteurized Donated Human Milk. Preterm babies fed on breast milk get discharged early from the hospital. In fact more the breast milk they receive lesser the chance of infections. It increases neurodevelopment beyond NICU stay and is k...

The Perfect Present for a Mother

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Pasteurized Donor Human Milk    The above mentioned line might sound to your ears little weird but when it comes to Breast Milk Donations, it’s more than a weird question or a line- it’s a boon. There may be many things that a woman might like but for a Mom, her child comes first. There has been an age old notion that for a woman, her jewelry is precious but the very aura of that object fades away when it comes to her little one. The perfect present would be donating Breast Milk to the Milk Bank fo...

Breast Milk Donations

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Why do we need to Pasteurize?    The often asked question, “Why do you Pasteurize your milk donations?” has a simple answer to it: because pasteurization kills the bad while retaining the good. But that answer most of the time fails to satisfy those who believe that breast milk is best used in its raw form. While generally, we agree with the belief that breast milk is best untouched, our mission is to provide donor milk to the population of infants who are highly prone to infection. It’s our jo...

Breast feeding challenges faced by new Moms

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A new mother may come across some challenges as she breast feeds her baby. Most of the issues a mother can resolve on her own and sometimes may need help of a lactation consultant. The most common problem that I come across as a lactation consultant is sore /cracked nipple. The problem to a great extent is preventable. Ensure a good latch and hold the baby close to you. See that the baby’s ear , shoulder, hip are in a straight line ,the lower lip curls out on the mothers breast and there is no dimpling of the...

Wondering about Breast milk and its Variations??

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Stop wondering…. All your questions are answered here Amaara Human Milk Bank would like all of our Donors to know that every drop of milk is considered as “Liquid Gold”. The milk that a woman donates is always a “Life Saving” and we are always grateful for every woman who has made the choice to donate their Breast Milk. Often though, we are asked if we can accept milk from the donors whose milk may have some color and smell variation, the answer will always be a big YES! Why is my milk a different color f...

Does breast milk have more benefit over formula milk?

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  Is the use of formula milk in place of breast milk any different, can formula milk be seen as an apt substitute for breastfeeding and many such related questions have spun a lot of debate over the years with each gathering its fair share of supporters. But with the recent declaration by World Health Organisation (WHO) ‘to not use formula milk in place of breast milk’ and ‘there cannot be any substitute for breast milk’ has put the question to a steady rest. Let’s have a look at how breast milk trum...

Amaara Celebrates World Milk Day!

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Celebrated every year all across the world on 1st of June since 2001, ‘World Milk Day’ was first propounded by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation to spread public awareness about all the prospects of milk and publicize the activities related to milk and milk industries all around the world. Milk is important for all but for an infant it is the ultimate life source which is needed to fortify their immune system to sustain a healthy life ahead. Of all the forms of milk it is the mother’s milk ...

“Amaara” makes milk-donations convenient

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Human milk banks have become a necessity with an insalubrious increase in preemies or low birth weight babies being born in India.  For most the concept of ‘Human Milk Banks’ might be puzzling and the very need of it may seem unnecessary, but ‘Human Milk Banks’ are in fact the greatest boon to preterm babies or mothers who are unable to breastfeed, facilitating the optimum nutrition which a newborn needs during its formal years. A human milk bank or breast milk bank is the best alternative to breastfeeding...

Several Benefits of Breast Milk – Nature’s Perfect Nutrition

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According to World Health Organization (WHO) mothers who are unable to lactate, in that case donated human mother’s milk is the next best option instead of Formula Milk.  Amaara Human Milk Bank is an initiative by Breast Milk Foundation and Fortis La Femme. We collect milk from donors within our Delhi-NCR from their door-step; pasteurize the milk, analyze the milk for essential macronutrients and dispense it to the various hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) that care for premature and sick infants w...

How important is your Breast Milk for the New Born?

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A new-born has just a few requisites; warmth, food and security. A mother who provides love and tenderness is also a vital source of food and nutrition for the baby i.e. the breast milk which has been endorsed by the experts all around the world, as the best sole source of nutrition for the baby exclusively for six months. Breast milk is not only the best natural gift of the first meal but also a medicine for the new-borns who are susceptible to various diseases; it renders bountiful benefits to the new-born as it ...