Many women have doubts about breastfeeding. To allay their fears and eliminate their doubts, A Dentist opened a lactation center in Hubballi.
Breastfeeding is a learned skill, according to Dr. Anuja Joshi, a dentist with advanced lactation certification. Some mothers have it quite easy, while others face emotional and physical difficulties.
“Most of the time, all they need is a knowledgeable person to guide them and someone to talk to. A lactation consultant is exactly that. Like our good old “ajji”, whom the whole family obeyed when it came to giving birth and breastfeeding,” she explained.
Breastfeeding is a subject that many women are reluctant to talk about. However, the big cities are increasingly supporting these tired mothers in search of comfort. We’ve never had very good statistics on mothers being able to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months, let alone two years, as the WHO recommends, she said.
All other milks have the same nutritional content as breast milk, but breast milk provides an unparalleled level of immunity to the child. And because breastfeeding is about more than nutrition, a dedicated breastfeeding clinic has been set up with the sole purpose of providing answers and relief to moms and their families. It’s time we got rid of the embarrassment associated with breastfeeding, Dr. Joshi added.