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How long expressed breast milk can be kept?

If you are a breast-feeding mother and going back to work or looking for more flexibility, you are probably considering using a breast pump. Once you start pumping, it’s important to know how to safely store your expressed milk.   Before expressing or handling breast milk, wash your hands with soap and water. Then store the expressed milk in a cle...

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Adverse effects of pollution harming children

Nowadays we breathe in pollutants as we breathe in the air. We are exposed to the pollutants like tobacco smoke and other hazardous elements present in the air and so are the children around us. This could have a long-term effect on their health. Especially the intrauterine, perinatal and neonatal babies, who are more receptive to diseases due to their weak ...

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Colostrum Milk and its features

Most of the new mothers wonder about the term “Colostrum Milk” when they hear it for the first time. It is the milk  which is produced in the first few days after the birth of your baby. Colostrum is a thick and sticky usually with a pale yellow in colour liquid. It has high antibody content and makes it vital for the baby’s health and acts as...

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Food that helps to increase Milk supply for new mothers

It is normal for a new mother to worry about if she is producing enough milk for the proper growth of her own baby. So, it is recommended that one should not worry much instead should check if her baby is gaining weight and growing accordingly to begin with, while feeding 6-8 times a day. To increase the Milk supply there are several food which a mother shou...

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Breastfeeding Benefits for the New Mother

Breastfeeding your baby not only has a lot of benefits for the infant but is equally beneficial for the mother. Its a mutual relationship of Mother and Baby.  Few points have been mentioned below: Breastfeeding aids in better healing for the mother post-delivery as it nurses your uterus back to health with the release of oxytocin during the process. It help...

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Seeding Success of Amaara Human Milk Bank

BreastMilk Foundation is a non-profit organization, in collaboration with Fortis La Femme which brings to the world of kids ‘Amaara’ – a human milk bank, a one of its kind project. The only human milk bank in Delhi NCR, ‘Breast Milk Foundation’ is primarily focused to provide donor milk to high risk newborns admitted in the neo-natal unit and to ba...

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Premature Milk – Need to Spread the Gift

Breast milk and its benefits have been either understated or left in oblivion for long, leaving mothers unaware of the role it plays in assisting in the healthy nourishment of one’s newborn. It has been sadly left to be viewed as mere food for babies. Breast milk is not only just ‘a food’ but instead, a complex substance containing antibodies that not ...

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Importance of Human Milk Bank

Milk is the only source of nutrition for infants and science has shown repeatedly that breast milk is incredibly beneficial for infants. Breast milk is one of the healthiest source of nutrients for a baby. Studies have shown that breastfed babies have much higher immunity, stronger bones, lower risk for obesity, celiac disease, type 1 diabetes etc. For prema...