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Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Aug 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Health professionals recommend that breastfeeding should begin within the first hour of a baby’s life and continue as often and as much the baby wants. Baby demand feed every 2 to 3 hours during the first few weeks. Also the duration of feeding should be 10-15 minutes on each breast. Mothers may pump milk so … Continue reading Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Why is Breastfeeding good for The Mother?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Why is breastfeeding good for the mother? Breastfeeding, we all know is good for the mother, baby, and family as a whole. It is one of the most beneficial aspects of the mother and the baby. Breast milk is a portion that provides lifelong immunity to the baby against numerous diseases and reduces the risk … Continue reading Why is Breastfeeding good for The Mother?

How Do I Prepare An ORS Solution At Home For My Baby?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Manu Sharma
Junior Consultant Neonatology
ORS is the life-saving solution for babies with dehydration, vomiting, and diarrhea. It plays a key role in hydration of babies, however, if not available can be prepared at home. If ORS packets are not available, mix an oral rehydration solution using one of the following recipes; depending on ingredients and container availability: Recipe for Making … Continue reading How Do I Prepare An ORS Solution At Home For My Baby?

Common Breastfeeding Problems and How to Overcome Them

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed a baby but that doesn’t always mean it’s easy. Breastfeeding is an important activity that bonds the mother and the baby and provides the newborn immunity to fight against diseases. Along with immunity, mother’s milk also helps in brain development and IQ enhancement. Children who are breastfed are … Continue reading Common Breastfeeding Problems and How to Overcome Them

How Does Oral Rehydration Work?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, Panchkula
Diarrhoea is passing of loose watery stools more than three in number in a day. Diarrhoea is the third leading cause of childhood mortality in India and is responsible for 13% of all deaths/year in children under 5 years of age. Diarrhoea is also a leading cause of malnutrition in children under five years old. … Continue reading How Does Oral Rehydration Work?

When can I Breastfeed after drinking alcohol?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
 No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy, but during lactation, there are certain guidelines which need to be followed. Age of infant is very important. If the newborn is less than 3 months of age, its brain and liver are very immature. Hence alcohol is very toxic for them and is metabolized with great … Continue reading When can I Breastfeed after drinking alcohol?

Foods To Avoid During Breastfeeding

Aug 05, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian
Breastfeeding is the most intimate bond between mother and child and it’s well known that it is the best nutrition that a mother can give to the child. Some mother’s think that they can eat whatever they like, but it’s true that some strongly flavored foods may change the taste of breast milk but some … Continue reading Foods To Avoid During Breastfeeding

How long should I breastfeed my baby?

Aug 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Manu Sharma
Junior Consultant Neonatology
How long to continue breastfeeding for is a personal decision for each family to make. The World Health Organization and Indian Academy of Paediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding (i.e. no other fluids or solids) for six months and then continued breastfeeding combined with solid foods for 12-24 months or as long as mother and baby desire. … Continue reading How long should I breastfeed my baby?

Why is breast milk better than formula?

Aug 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Manu Sharma
Junior Consultant Neonatology
Choosing whether to breastfeed or formula feeds their baby is one of the biggest decisions expectant and new parents will make. Health experts agree that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for both mom and baby. It is recommended that babies feed only on breast milk for the first 6 months. Thereafter breast milk must be continued … Continue reading Why is breast milk better than formula?

Dengue During Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Aug 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dengue is an illness caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito called as Aedes aegypti. Dengue can be mild, severe and fatal. It is highly prevalent in tropical countries because of the warm and humid climate which is favorable for the breeding of mosquito. It bites during daytime mostly early morning and late evenings. … Continue reading Dengue During Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
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