Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Deptt of Community Medicine PGI Celebrates World Breast Feeding Week

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Chandigarh 08th August:- Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Urban Health Training Centre, Sector 38, Chandigarh, under the guidance of Dr. Kathirvel.S, Assistant Professor, celebrated the World Breast Feeding Week in collaboration with Integrated Child Development Services, Women and Child Development department, Chandigarh. The celebration was observed at Civil Dispensary, Sector 38 and at Anganwadi centre of Sector 38 D.

On this occasion, Dr Ekta Dogra (Senior Resident) educated the women about benefits of breastfeeding. She explained about the role of breast milk in building the immunity and so fighting the diseases.  It was also emphasized about the need of breast milk in achieving full growth in all aspects. She further said that breast milk is a complete package of everything required by an infant till minimum 06 months of age.

Dr Aaina Kakkar (Junior Resident), demonstrated best breastfeeding practice to women using audio-visuals & Mrs. Rupinder Kaur (Multi-Purpose Worker-Female) helped the women in breastfeeding by giving hands on training to the mothers. On this occasion, Deputy Child Development Project officer (CDPO) Mrs. Sunita was also present and shared her views over importance of breastfeeding. Around 40-45 women were educated on importance of breast feeding through this activity. Queries & apprehensions of the expecting, lactating mothers & attendants were addressed.