Breastfeeding refers to the practice of feeding infants milk from the mammary glands. In fact it is recommended that one should start breastfeeding immediately after the infant’s birth. Breast milk contains nutrients that are vital for the infant in the first few months. It contains high protein, Vitamin A and salts. Also since an infant’s digestive system isn’t developed enough to digest normal milk and it’s inadvisable to substitute it for breast milk.
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August 12, 2013 at 12:35pm
In India, a number of new mothers face problems breastfeeding their newborns, but are afraid or shy to talk about it. Here is the story of a young
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Your infant needs only breast milk within the first hour of birth. Anything else can take a toll on the newborn's health.
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April 10, 2013 at 01:05pm
Breastfeeding is one of the most important aspects of a baby’s growth, but it is also one of the biggest fears a new mother has. 'How do I
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April 08, 2013 at 08:58am
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February 25, 2013 at 07:06pm
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According to a new study, infant formula causes cellular death that may contribute to necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe intestinal condition that
- Dr Reshma Nayak
November 17, 2012 at 07:45am
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health
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August 01, 2012 at 09:58am
According to WHO, breastfeeding is absolutely crucial in the first six months and should continue up to two years along with regular food.
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