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Breastfeeding
West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.19

Durga triumphs with festive spirit

HATIBAGAN-SHYAMBAZARA feeding room for nursing mothers, a blood bank and an eye check-up camp are among the laudable initiatives taken by pujas on this route.Manicktalla Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Pu...
By Vedant Karia, Ravjit Singh and Anuran Sadhu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.19

Storm over baby study with Calcutta link

India’s apex health research agency has endorsed complaints by a paediatric watchdog that a study on pre-term babies in five Indian hospitals sponsored by the food-maker Nestle had violated Indian l...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.09.19

Delhi infant feeding policy for public place

The AAP government in Delhi has told the high court that it has come up with a draft policy for setting up rooms for feeding infants and changing their diapers in public places and the process of plac...
By PTI in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 16.01.19

Food that is best for baby

The World Health Organization has recommended that babies be exclusively breastfed for the first six months. This means no “top-up” bottle feeds with cow’s milk, formula or water. Breast milk gi...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

West Bengal  /  Published 26.12.18

Calcutta civic body rule-book orgot babies

The insensitivity and callousness shown to a mother seeking a place in South City Mall to feed her baby has shed light on an oversight: a senior civic engineer said Calcutta’s building rules have no...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.18

The manger may be the best place

A woman who had complained on the social media site of a city mall about the absence of a place there that would allow her to nurse her suddenly crying baby received a strongly worded answer that was ...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Health  /  Published 26.12.18

Doctors raise baby food alert

A paediatricians’ network has asked the government to act against violations of a law on baby food substitutes, claiming companies are organising “scientific sessions” to influence doctors into ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 14.12.18

What is a trigger point? How do you lose it?

I developed pain on the outer side of my thigh. I ran my hand along the leg and found that there was a very tender lump. There is agonising pain whenever I touch it.This is probably a “trigger point...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

West Bengal  /  Published 13.12.18

Rule on feeding rooms in new malls in Calcutta

New mayor Firhad Hakim’s promise to do “something” about mothers not finding the privacy to breastfeed their babies in public places has led to the municipal corporation deciding to incorporate ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.18

Airlines must stop anti-consumer practices

Sir — It is infuriating that the biggest private domestic airline, Indigo, has decided to charge passengers an extra fee for web check-ins. This is a move that goes against the interests of travelle...
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