Vadodara: Gujarat`s first ever milk bank setup in Kashiba Gordhanbhai Children hospital here at Karelibaghhere has come to the rescue to many new born babies, who aredeprived of breastfeeding due to several factors.Dr Arun Phatak, who took a lead in setting up this humanmilk bank in this hospital, said the initiative becamenecessary after direct breast feeding became nearly impossibleto several new borns due to many medical factors such ascaesarean deliveries and in many cases when infants areabandoned or are orphaned due to maternal deaths.
The in-house new mothers are the donors of the bank. Allefforts are made to convince lactating mothers to dispeldoubts and misgivings about the process. The nurses alwaysmanage to convince mothers to donate milk during theirstay in the hospital, Chauhan informed.He said the milk bank assumes even greater significancein the light of breastfeeding week observed from August 1-7.PTI
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