India needs breast milk donors to save lives of lakhs of preterm babies


Twenty-four-year old Divyani Malhotra should have been over the moon with the birth of her baby girl; instead she was a more than usual harried new mother.

Her baby girl was a preemie. Doctors were repeatedly telling her that breastfeeding would improve the odds for her baby but Divyani had a problem: she was unable to feed her baby. Doctors were not wrong.

Studies show that babies fed breast milk have a 14 times higher rate of survival in the first six months than those who are not. Breast milk, doctors say, is full of nutrients necessary and goes a long way in preventing infant deaths....................Read more

 

Source: The Economic Times


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