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    How breastfeeding can impact country’s economy!

    Breastfeeding has an impact on a country’s economy as well as on the health of its women and children, reveals a study.

  • Infant nutrition: A must to steer India’s nutrition agenda

    Dr Arun Gupta, Paediatrician and Asian Regional Coordinator of International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), explains why it makes economic, political and development sense to make infant nutrition a central strategy to handling India’s nutritional challenges

  • Breast-feeding may not cut allergy risk

    A new study has revealed that breast is best, but it might not protect from allergies.

  • Breastfeeding may reduce risk of aggressive breast cancer

    Women who breastfeed may have up to 20 per cent reduced risk of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer, a large international study has found.

  • Report: More US hospitals are encouraging breast-feeding

    Health officials say more hospitals are encouraging new mothers to breast-feed. A new report found more than two-thirds of hospitals in 2013 helped women start breast-feeding within an hour after birth. That’s up from 44 percent six years earlier.

  • Breastfeeding: India ranks lowest among South Asian countries

    India ranks lowest among South Asian countries in breastfeeding practices with only 44 per cent women being able to breastfeed their babies within one hour of delivery.

  • Breastfeeding may expose babies to toxic chemicals

    Breastfeeding may expose babies to a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and interference with immune function, a new study has claimed.

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    Breastfeeding practices have improved in India: UNICEF

    Breastfeeding practices in India have improved in the past few years but efforts are needed to sustain these and address issues like maternity leave and other benefits besides ensuring mother-friendly workplace, the UNICEF has said.

  • Johnson & Johnson India launches ‘I Pledge To Breastfeed’ campaign

    This campaign was launched on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week and will run through the entire month of August Johnson & Johnson India commenced a nationwide campaign, ‘I Pledge to Breastfeed’ to spread awareness on the benefits of breastfeeding and to encourage Indian moms to pledge to breastfeed their babies.This campaign was launched on […]

  • Nestlé India launches initiatives to support breastfeeding

    Focus on the theme ‘Breastfeeding isn’t just a mother’s responsibility’ to trigger and facilitate change in the mother’s support, environment Nestlé India has launched a series of initiatives coinciding with the ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ to provide impetus, drive further awareness and create a supportive environment that enables mothers to breastfeed for longer. Binu Jacob, GM, […]

  • Tamil Nadu sets up breastfeeding rooms in public places

    In some good news for women, Tamil Nadu on Monday inaugurated over 300 breastfeeding rooms in public spots across the province.

  • A hand to hold

    Dr Bandita Sinha, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, elaborates on the importance of breast feeding and says that women are more likely to achieve their breastfeeding goals if they are supported prenatally We all know that breastfeeding is the best gift that the mother can give to her baby. But, despite being […]

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