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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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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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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 lif...

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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 tha...

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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 ...

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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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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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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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  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’...

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Sharing your breast milk may sound weird or unsavory to some, but it’s a growing practice that can carry benefits for a premature baby. It is a well-known fact that mother milk is essential for a baby during the initial days. Human milk helps to support the immature immune system of a baby. Besides water, fat and lactose, the three largest components of breast milk, it co...

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