Breast Feeding Vs Formula Feeding


Breast Feeding Vs Formula Feeding

Breastfeeding is one of most natural methods that helps the mother establish a bond with their child . It’s highly criticised for various factors among families , friends etc .

Lets look into the benefits of breast-feeding against formula fed baby.

1. Always remember that breastfeeding is the best for both you and your child. There are advantages for both you and the child as long as you continue to breastfeed.

2. It is more “normal” than Western society wants to admit. In most of the world’s cultures, breast-feeding continues for at least 2 years. In fact, we all would not be here if the many centuries of women before us chose notto breastfeed!

3. Formula is simply not as good as breast milk. The formula companies even put this on the cans! Don’t fool yourself. It is a substitute…that is all.

4. Many of today’s grandmothers were raising children during a time when women longed to be “liberated.” Formula companies spent MILLIONS of dollars trying to convince them that formula feeding was the answer. It is not. They were just victims of good marketing. Patiently educategrandmothers on the benefits of breastfeeding and you might be surprised by the change in attitude.

5. Your breast milk is the only thing your baby needs for the first six months of life and you are the only one that can provide it. That is a beautiful thing!

Source : Breastfeeding magazine.com

A research conducted by DUKE STUDY is added along with this post for a detailed study.

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Through this post  we would want to encourage mothers to continue breast-feeding as this is the best for the child and there is nothing that can replace this for a growing child.

 

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Hepatitis B vaccine halted in Vietnam after 3 newborns die


Hepatitis B vaccine halted after 3 newborns die from system shock

The Vietnamese Health Department is coming out and ending the use of hepatitis B vaccines throughout the entire country of Vietnam. The decision was made after three different families lost their babies after the precious young ones were inoculated with standard, proven hepatitis B vaccinations. The three babies died on July 20th in the central province of Quant Tri. The cause of their death is listed as anaphylactic shock. Officials from Vietnam’s National Expanded Program on Immunization reported that the vaccines were not expired, were properly stored, and were properly administered. Awkwardly, the chairperson of the program asked parents to “keep calm and continue vaccinating their children.”

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Meanwhile, the Vietnamese Health Department has decided to pull the hepatitis B vaccines altogether, also discontinuing the use of two other vaccine lots.

The families of the deceased infants have been offered free medical care from the same hospitals responsible for administering the deadly vaccines to their babies.

Read more on Hepatitis B vaccine and why can it can be harmful

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For a list of these countries and their Hepatitis B requirements, please click here.

Sources

Naturalnews.com

Mercola.com

focusautisminc.org

Kalpana’s Favour To Save Children By Encouraging Parents To Breast Feed Their Children


SOURCE : UNICEFINDIA.COM

It has been a long journey for Kalpana Vishwakarma. She got married when she was 14 years old, delivered her first child at 17, followed by two more, and bore the torture of living with an alcoholic husband from whom she managed to escape.

At 29, she is aged beyond her years, but you can sense the satisfaction in her smile as villagers of Rajghat come to greet and bless her for her work.  Kalpana has helped hundreds of babies in Rajghat to get a better start to their lives.

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“Whichever home I visit today, the children are healthy, and therein lies my happiness. I feel proud of my work, and what gives me even more satisfaction is that my parents are so proud of me,” she says getting a little emotional.

“I can feel that my confidence and self-esteem grow with each passing day. People treat me with respect and listen to what I have to say,” she adds.

It took multiple door-to-door visits, counselling with pregnant and lactating women, and meeting with husbands and mothers-in-law for people to finally trust Kalpana’s messages.

“My biggest challenge was superstition. Here the practise was to feed the child water and later cow’s milk. When I started to approach mothers with messages about the importance of breastfeeding their children within the first hour, some commented with sarcasm that I was too educated,”says Kalpana.

Prem Kumari, a young mother in the village, still remembers  how Kalpana’s advice helped her daughter grow up healthy. “Anushka was low birth weight (less than 2500gms) at birth and our relatives told us to feed her cow’s milk to put on weight.

Kalpana strictly advised my mother-in-law and me to breastfeed her instead, and said that alone would help the child. Unlike other underweight babies in the village, my daughter did not fall ill”. “Seeing cases like Prem Kumari’s convinced others to listen to us,” explains proudly.

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