Breastfeeding

Neha Dhupia shares breastfeeding photo with powerful message: 'Freedom to feed'

Neha Dhupia shares a post to normalize breastfeeding in public.

Oct 27, 2021, 16:21 PM IST

Breastfeeding may help prevent cognitive decline

Women who breastfed performed better in all four of the cognitive tests measuring for learning, delayed recall, executive functioning and processing compared to women who had not breastfed.

Oct 24, 2021, 16:30 PM IST

COVID-specific antibodies remain in breast milk for 10 months post infection

For the study, the team took breast milk samples from 75 women who had recovered from COVID-19 and found that 88 percent contained IgA antibodies. In most cases, these were capable of blocking infection.

 

Sep 28, 2021, 13:41 PM IST

Sugars in breast milk may help prevent infections in newborns

The GBS bacteria are a common cause of blood infections, meningitis, and stillbirth in newborns. Although GBS infections can often be treated or prevented with antibiotics, the bacteria is becoming increasingly resistant.

Aug 23, 2021, 11:14 AM IST

Antibodies in breast milk may aid in COVID-19 battle of newborn: Experts

Pointing out that breastfeeding is the foundation of life, experts went said that breast milk is the first and best defence a newborn has against illness, disease and death since it is their “first vaccination”.

Aug 09, 2021, 21:25 PM IST

Don’t avoid breast-feeding for fear of COVID-19 transmission: Experts

Breast milk is naturally fortified with nutrients and antibodies making it even more important in COVID-19 times to protect both babies and mothers, said the organization. They also highlighted the need to debunk the myths surrounding breastfeeding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 04, 2021, 19:09 PM IST

Covid positive mothers should continue breastfeeding, maintain physical distancing with baby rest of the time

A caregiver who is tested negative can also help in taking care of the newborn. Before breastfeeding the newborn, she should wash her hands, wear protective gear such as a mask, face shield. She should also sanitise her surroundings frequently.

Jul 26, 2021, 17:17 PM IST

Neha Dhupia urges to 'normalize breastfeeding', says let’s ‘not sexualise it’

Neha Dhupia shares a post on Instagram urging people to normalize breastfeeding in public.

Apr 27, 2021, 11:13 AM IST

Saand Ki Aankh producer Nidhi Parmar Hiranandani donates 40 litres of breast milk during lockdown - Here's why!

Nidhi Parmar said, "After nursing my child, I realised that I still had a lot of milk leftover. I had read on the internet that breast milk does have a shelf life of three to four months if properly stored in a refrigerator."

Nov 18, 2020, 20:52 PM IST

COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through breast milk, suggests Study

The study examined 64 samples of breast milk collected by the Mommy`s Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository from 18 women across the United States infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Aug 20, 2020, 15:28 PM IST

How breastfeeding is linked to being a righty or lefty

Children breastfed for longer than nine months were associated with the prevalence for righthandedness.

Jan 09, 2019, 12:27 PM IST

Air hostess breastfeeds hungry baby onboard flight as mother runs out of formula milk, wins accolades

Patrisha shared her experience on her profile on Facebook, saying that breastfeeding the child made her flight a special one.

Nov 13, 2018, 07:07 AM IST

Kajal Raghwani turns reel-life mother, breastfeeds baby for 'Sangharsh'

Produced by Ratnakar Kumar, the film has been co-produced by Hemant Gupta. 

Aug 14, 2018, 13:45 PM IST

Three in every five newborns not breastfed in first hour of life

According to UNICEF and WHO report, newborns who breastfeed in the first hour of life are significantly more likely to survive.

Jul 31, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

Breast is best: Pamela Anderson bats for breastfeeding, writes to UN

The disapproval of the resolution by the US government has garnered a lot of criticism and strong reactions from people.

Jul 11, 2018, 18:37 PM IST

Here's why breastfeeding is important for infants

A new study has revealed that breastfeeding can protect the high-birthweight infants from being overweight or obese in childhood.

Mar 19, 2018, 18:14 PM IST

Breakthrough? In a world's first, transgender woman able to breastfeed her baby

When her pregnant partner decided against breastfeeding their baby, she sought help from the doctors at Mt Sinai's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.

Feb 14, 2018, 13:10 PM IST

Breastfeeding can be a challenge, say experts. Nine secrets every mom should know

As the experts say breastfeeding is a learning process in which both the counterparts are learning, hence it needs a lot of patience and it may take a few days to weeks to master it. 

Jan 23, 2018, 19:15 PM IST

Breastfeeding your baby for 6 months can halve the risk of diabetes

The findings indicated that women who breastfed for six months or more had a 47 percent reduction in their risk of developing type-2 diabetes compared to those who did not breastfeed at all.

Jan 17, 2018, 18:40 PM IST

How breastmilk helps combat food allergies in newborns

These protective cells also persist after antibodies from the mother are gone, promoting long-term tolerance to the food.

Nov 21, 2017, 19:22 PM IST