When you become a mom you had a beautiful bonding with your baby from the womb , as the little one takes her first breath outside your womb the first thing your baby wants is the liquid gold from her mom.

Yes those few drops of breast milk from her mom is precious, it’s the liquid gold!

Breastfeeding is so important for every mom and baby and creating awareness for importance of breastfeeding is much needed today.

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August all over the globe to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

Apollo Cradle taking initiative by creating awareness and educating people about the importance of breastfeeding.

It was a great experience where Dr. Aparna Jha cleared our doubts and helps us understand more about the benefits of breastfeeding and Dr. Srividya and Dr. Mohanieshwari help us with proper knowledge of  nutrition during Lactation and best position for feeding baby while C-section. 

Speakers:
Dr. Aparna Jha, Sr. Consultant Gynecologist and Obstetrician.
Dr. Srividya, Nutritionist and lactation expert.
Dr. Mohanieshwari, physiotherapist , Child birth

Some really good points doctors take in the discussion and would love to get them pinned here for all.

Stages and types of Breast milk

Colustrum- yellow colour milk which secretes in the first three days after delivery.

  • It is rich in IGA antibodies which has anti-infective actions.
  • Lactoferrin,which is immunomodulator, also has tropic action on intestinal growth.
  • Casein having anti-adhesive property.
  • Oligosaccharides- prevents bacterial attachment.
  • Cytokines- Anti-inflammatory.

Foremilk and Hindmilk- milk which starts secreating after three days of delivery.

  • Rich in carbohydrates, fats, proteins, growth factors, enzymes and nucleotide.
Benefits of breast milk to the infant:
  • Best possible nutrition to infant.
  • Reduces the chances of chronic disorders like insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, childhood cancer , obesity and overweight, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease.
  • Reduces the chance of acute infection like diarrhea, otitis media, urinary tract infection, necrotizing enterocolitis, septicemia, infant botulism.
  • Exclusive breastfeeding for more than six months is an independent predictor of better medical health through childhood and adolescence.
  • It also improves the cognitive development of the baby, studies have shown Breast fed babies have better IQ then non-breast fed babies.

Benefits of Breast milk to the Mother during Lactation:

  • Skin to skin contact of the mother and the baby increases the bonding.
  • Breastfeeding releases oxytocin hormones, which helps in reducing the size of uterus faster and thus reduce bleeding post-delivery.
  • Breastfeeding also releases proclactin hormones which keeps the mother relaxed and helps her to sleep better.
  • Breastfeeding enhances the weight loss post delivery.

 Long term health benefits for mother:

  • Reduces the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer
  • Also reduces the risk of corornary heart disease.
  • Reduces the severity of diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis.

Contra-Indication of breastfeeding : 

  • There is no absolute contra-indication of breastfeeding.
  • Relative contra-indication are- HIV positive status of the mother, full blown active tuberculosis and herpes infection of the nipples site.

Now as we all know now days their are lot of people who are ready to give free advice to a new mom, and their comes lots of myths too. Let’s know what doctor have to say about the myths.

Myths about breastfeeding:

  • Colustrum should be discarded- well it the power House of immunity and should definitely be provided to baby.
  • Even after breastfeeding baby cries because it is not getting enough milk- baby cries does not always mean hungry baby, it generally cries for warth of mother
  • Baby needs water apart from breast milk- mother foremilk cantains enough water and so baby does not need any kind of external fluid for it’s healthy survival.
  • Mother cannot breat-feed when she is sick – mother may breast-feed even when she is sick.
  • Mother has to stop breastfeeding if she conceives- mother can continue breat-feed just taking care of her nutrition.

This discussion is endless with lot more points to be cleared and I was feeling really good to got this chance to learn more about breastfeeding and spreading a word through my blog.

Would love to share details about breastfeeding position and nutrition diet that should  be given to every mother after delivery.

Stay tuned for my next blog😊

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28 Comments

Priyanka Lodha · 03/08/2018 at 9:43 AM

Breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to herself, her baby and the earth. Very nice post neha..

Ravindra · 03/08/2018 at 9:56 AM

It’s really worthy information .Which will be help to care & nurturing new born baby.

Nameesh Rajamane · 03/08/2018 at 10:00 AM

A very well written article about breast feeding. You have highlighted many aspects and also mentioned of the myths in the mind. I’m sure anyone in doubt can read your article and understand further. Keep up the good work in blogging.

Shubhi Arora · 03/08/2018 at 10:10 AM

Nice article!

Arpana jain · 03/08/2018 at 10:34 AM

Very nice information who is newly mother …usefull article

Krishna · 03/08/2018 at 10:37 AM

It’s very vital information and it’s helpful for every parent who have newborn baby.

    nehajainu · 07/08/2018 at 7:33 PM

    Thank you hope it is helpful for new moms

Rashmi · 03/08/2018 at 11:46 AM

It’s great tonknow that hospitals are creating awareness about the importance of breast milk. Loved your post, very informative

Jatin Jain · 03/08/2018 at 2:06 PM

Such a informative and fact filled post. Every mom to be or mom of a infant should read this.

Shikha Jain · 03/08/2018 at 2:10 PM

Its really informative.

Seema Wadhwa · 04/08/2018 at 6:23 AM

Such an insightful post for moms and moms to be. This will encourage all infant’s mothers to breastfeed their babies

Seema Wadhwa · 04/08/2018 at 6:24 AM

Such an insightful post for moms and moms to be. This will encourage all infants’ mothers to breastfeed their babies

Ishieta · 04/08/2018 at 5:02 PM

What a detailed and informative article. Great initiative by thr hospital.. People need the right information to make better choices.

Dipika Singh · 04/08/2018 at 6:02 PM

Very well mentioned, BF is the right elixir for baby, the only thing that a child needs post birth. We have many taboos and myths attached to BF. Glad you are bursting myths and creating awareness about the same.

Mrinal · 04/08/2018 at 8:50 PM

Nature is unique and has solutions to everything, isn’t it? Breastfeeding reduces weight, helps sleep and decreases size of the uterus, that’s something amazingly coordinated by nature…

Jhilmil D Saha · 04/08/2018 at 8:52 PM

Yes obviously breastmilk is liquid gold and mothers should be aware of that. Babies get the best nutrition through mother’s milk.

Snehalata Jain · 04/08/2018 at 9:07 PM

Breast feed is really imp. And we consider as most imp and give as soonas child is born, really informative post

SHEETAL DORBY · 04/08/2018 at 9:30 PM

I agree to this totally. Breast milk is so important to kids than any other thing and thanks for this informative post

SHEETAL DORBY · 04/08/2018 at 9:30 PM

I agree to this totally. Breast milk is so important to kids than any other thing and thanks for this informative post

Roshni Parate · 05/08/2018 at 1:31 AM

Breast milk is full of that needy nutrition for baby. I really like that you cleared all the myths also. Keep on sharing such informative post.

Reetuparna Saha · 06/08/2018 at 11:36 AM

That’s a great initiative by Apollo. Spreading awareness about breast feeding is so important these days when there’s so much free advice coming from all around.

Prerna Sinha · 06/08/2018 at 11:59 AM

Breast milk is a very crucial part of nurturing a new born baby. Great information!

ADITI · 07/08/2018 at 12:50 AM

I never knew many benefits of breast milk. No doubt it is called liquid gold. A great initiative by Apollo.

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