Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road as part of the “Mama Care” initiative celebrated World Breastfeeding Week by organizing 2 programs in which approximately 150 nurses and approximately 70 parents of Sick, Goregaon, Virar and the surrounding area participated. The programs were led by Dr. Nitu Mundhra, consultant neonatologist and lactation expert. Present on the occasion was Dr. Rajashri Bhasale Tayshete.
Dr Mangala Patil, Dr Badshah Khan, Dr Ankit Gupta and Dr Vishal Parmar – The maternal and child care team at the hospital.
Breast milk is a complete food for the baby. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months because breastfed babies remain less exposed to various diseases, infections, diarrhea, allergies, etc. . To help new mothers understand the importance of breastfeeding, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road has taken this initiative.
Dr Nitu Mundhra, Neonatal Consultant and Lactation Expert, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road, said: “Breastfeeding is not just a blessing for babies, but a boon for mothers and a gift for mother earth. Breastfeeding is natural and ecological. , we ran an education program for nurses and a support program for new mothers. Around 150 nurses from hospitals in Malad, Goregaon, Virar, Borivali, Dahisar, Mira Road and Bhayander have been trained in breastfeeding. Nurses are the first point of contact for mothers when they want to clear up a doubt about breastfeeding. They help mothers solve problems related to breastfeeding. The objective was to raise awareness among nurses who are the backbone of the health system. The theme for World Breastfeeding Week this year is Step Up Breastfeeding: Educate and Support. Practical breastfeeding demonstrations for nurses were given during the program. A breastfeeding workshop was organized for women. Everyone was brought to understand the importance of breastfeeding through role plays and plays. In addition, gynecologists and pediatricians were present at the event. There was a round table on breastfeeding. The nurses participated in the poster and quiz contest. Parents participated in various fun activities with great enthusiasm. The nurses received certificates of participation at the end of the training.”
Dr Pankaj Dhamija, Center Manager at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road, said: “Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for most babies. It can help protect babies against certain short-term and long-term illnesses and diseases. Breast milk shares antibodies from the mother with her baby. Breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. This event is an important step taken by the Hospital to educate women about the benefits of breastfeeding. We witnessed the huge participation of new mothers, their family members and nurses and doctors. We aim to dispel breastfeeding myths by encouraging new mothers to do so without fail.