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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 opt...

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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 babies whose mother ha...

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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 helps you keep off the w...

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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 should take to keep hers...

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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 a first vaccination...

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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 immune system. Child...

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There are many health benefits to your child from breastfeeding, including prevention of infections such as ear infections, diarrhoea, and other bacterial and viral infections. It also helps in regulating the food intake and develops a healthy eating habits in the baby. Breastfeeding is an important aspect as it has antibodies which protect the baby from various diseases and he...

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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 clean, capped glass or ...

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