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Opinion  /  Published 21.03.22

Healthy practice

The state of Jharkhand witnessed a 24 per cent reduction in its neonatal mortality rate; the figure was 26 per cent among the most deprived. The state has been successful in combating challenges perta...
By Meesha Gandhi, Sidhi Baweja & Prakriti Singh

Health  /  Published 06.10.21

New food for the baby

Infants start life on a diet of milk. This is usually breast milk. It is sterile and can be produced on demand, and its composition is ideally suited to the baby’s needs calorie-wise, ease of di...
By Dr Gita Mathai

World  /  Published 25.08.21

Jabs: antibodies in breast milk too

The breast milk of lactating mothers who have received the Covid-19 vaccine contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to a study. T...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Washington

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.08.21

Breastfeeding saves lives, says Joba Majhi

Breastfeeding, within the first hour of life, is recognised as the most important intervention for infant survival. The first week of August every year is celebrated as the World Breastfeeding Week. ...
By Joba Majhi

India  /  Published 30.06.21

Govt: Covid jabs not linked with infertiity

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that there is no scientific evidence suggesting Covid-19 vaccination can cause infertility in men and women and asserted the vaccines have been found to be ...
By Our Bureau, PTI

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Books  /  Published 03.03.21

Grammar of motherhood

Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted. We caught up with paternity and maternity wellness specialist and health transformation coach Vidhi Beri to chat about her book Decoding Motherhood. What&rsqu...
By Faiza Hazarika (t2 intern)

Health  /  Published 16.09.20

Breast milk best for baby

Breast milk is the healthiest and most easily digested food for a baby. Its PH, protein and sugar content are ideal for an infant’s immature digestive tract. Manufacturers of infant formula have...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Calcutta  /  Published 15.08.20

Covid: moms can breastfeed

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to fear that breastfeeding mothers “might transmit” the virus to newborns, said doctors. The doctors asserted that the fear was unfounded and mothers who hav...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.08.20

Unicef official clears air on moms

A mother, who has tested positive for Covid-19, can safely breastfeed her newborn, experts have said. The question on whether a Covid-19 positive mother could breastfeed her newborn was put frequentl...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

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


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