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Successful Lactation in the Modern World : Is it Possible?


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1 Dept of Community Medicine, LTMMC and GH, Sion, Mumbai, India
2 Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, HBT Medical College & Dr RN Cooper Hospital, Mumbai, India
     

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Breastfeeding is a natural act, but it is also a learned behaviour. This year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week 2022 is ‘Step up for breastfeeding: Educate and support.’ Organizations like Mumbai Breastfeeding Promotion Committee (MBPC) Mumbai Obstetric & Gynecological Society (MOGS) and Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecologic Societies of India (FOGSI) have been holding activities, webinars and competitions to focus on this important topic. This has been a wonderful way to partner with neonatologists, pediatricians, community medicine and mother support groups. The aim of all these activities is to highlight the physiological importance of breastfeeding, promote exclusive breastfeeding, and make the general population aware about its multiple benefits. This article provides a few key points for practicing physicians to impart knowledge of the evidence-based advantages of breastfeeding to their patients, friends and relatives.

Keywords

Breastfeeding, Mother, Infant, Newborn, Lactation, MBPC, COVID, HIV.
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Authors

Priya H. Manihar
Dept of Community Medicine, LTMMC and GH, Sion, Mumbai, India
Varun J. Wani
Dept of Community Medicine, LTMMC and GH, Sion, Mumbai, India
Reena J. Wani
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, HBT Medical College & Dr RN Cooper Hospital, Mumbai, India

Abstract


Breastfeeding is a natural act, but it is also a learned behaviour. This year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week 2022 is ‘Step up for breastfeeding: Educate and support.’ Organizations like Mumbai Breastfeeding Promotion Committee (MBPC) Mumbai Obstetric & Gynecological Society (MOGS) and Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecologic Societies of India (FOGSI) have been holding activities, webinars and competitions to focus on this important topic. This has been a wonderful way to partner with neonatologists, pediatricians, community medicine and mother support groups. The aim of all these activities is to highlight the physiological importance of breastfeeding, promote exclusive breastfeeding, and make the general population aware about its multiple benefits. This article provides a few key points for practicing physicians to impart knowledge of the evidence-based advantages of breastfeeding to their patients, friends and relatives.

Keywords


Breastfeeding, Mother, Infant, Newborn, Lactation, MBPC, COVID, HIV.

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