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1 Aug 2019

World Breastfeeding Week

News Type : General News
Department : Obstetrics And Gynecological Nursing

The Department of Pediatric Nursing and Obstetrics and Gynecological (OBG) Nursing RajaRajeswari college of Nursing observed ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ from 1st to 7th August 2019 on the theme “Empower parents, Enable Breastfeeding: Now and for the future!”.

The cost of inadequate feeding is too high. In India, only 55% of the babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months. Hence, Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) calls for action to raise the level of awareness among people to increase the breastfeeding rates by empowering women and creating an enabling environment for them. Keeping this in mind and to raise awareness regarding the importance of breastfeeding, a weeklong activities were conducted for the antenatal and postnatal mothers and their family members. Keeping this in mind, and to raise awareness regarding importance of breastfeeding, health education session was conducted by 3rd year B.Sc (N) and 4th year B.Sc(N) student for all postnatal mothers in postnatal ward. Total 20 postnatal mothers from PNC ward attend the session. The programme was done under the supervision of Mrs.Kanchana M Naik, HOD, Dept of Pediatric Nursing, Ms. Jaswanthi , Lecturer , Dept. of OBG Nursing and other faculties of department .