Tips For Breastfeeding

Current practices in most hospitals in India separate mother and baby after birth. After a normal delivery, hospitals should follow evidence-based and WHO recommended guidelines to allow mother and baby to be in skin-to-skin contact, and encourage the practice of nursing within the first hour of birth....

Breastfeeding … Happens Naturally!

Over the last few days, I have had the pleasure of helping many mothers restart and become confident about breastfeeding. In these consults, as well as on our Healthy Mother Breastfeeding Support Network, two questions keep cropping up: “Can I do it (without supplemental feeding)” and “Will my...

Breastfeeding Diet for New Mothers

We get many calls from mothers who have given birth at other hospitals and who have received no breastfeeding support whatsoever. Most questions are about whether they have milk or not, breast engorgement and pain, baby not feeding etc. The Healthy Mother Breastfeeding Support Network is a great...

Breastfeeding tips for new mothers

One of the most frequently asked questions from not only new mothers but also from would-be mothers (and dads) is “What are some tips for breastfeeding my newborn infant?” There are innumerable myths and customs surrounding the issue of breastfeeding, not the least of which is found in our Indian...

Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting

Healthy Mother celebrates World Breastfeeding Week with a party for new mothers, would-be mothers, and breastfeeding advocates with a party on Sat, July 30th. Click Here for details Event: Inaugural meeting of Healthy Mother Breastfeeding NetworkDate: Saturday, July 30, 2011 Time: TEA House and...

Healthy Mother Breastfeeding Support Network

Healthy Mother announced the formation of the Healthy Mother Breastfeeding Support Network, a worldwide online and Hyderabad-based offline community of breastfeeding mothers, new and experienced, as well as other community members and activists interested in promoting breastfeeding. Dr. Vijaya...

Initiation of Breastfeeding

Much has been written about “Delivery Self-Attachment” or what was dubbed as “Breast Crawl”. This video has been around for a while, but I thought I would post it anyway. It shows with amazing simplicity, the awareness and ability the newborn possesses to seek comfort and nourishment at her...

Breastfeeding Counseling

We offer individualized breastfeeding sessions for new mothers or for mothers who want to restart breastfeeding their babiesProgram Highlights Most hospitals perform poorly in preparing new mothers for breastfeeding and newborn baby care. Our breastfeeding support sessions help mothers learn the...

The Story Behind Successful Breastfeeding

What is needed for effective breastfeeding in the first hours after birth? First and foremost, multi-disciplinary research has shown that skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby within the first hour of birth (amongst its many other benefits), is extremely necessary to start off a series of...