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Breastfeeding
Health  /  Published 15.09.20

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 in

Calcutta  /  Published 14.08.20

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 06.08.20

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

West Bengal  /  Published 28.11.18

Mall's breastfeeding barb at mom

A new mother who had gone shopping at South City Mall with her seven-month-old daughter for the first time was allegedly made to go from floor to floor in search of a place to breastfeed her little on...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

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 25.09.19

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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 29.11.18

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


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