Breast Feeding and Annaprashan Event On the onset of Breast Feeding week, Aarogyasanvardhan team had organised Breast Feeding and Annaprashan Event for lactating women of the community. The programme was initiated by Ms. Shehnaz Sheikh; she gave a brief introduction about concept and importance of programme and about Niramaya.
Dr. Anuja Pethe, Paediatrician made the lactating mothers aware about the benefits of breast feeding and also about the precautions that should be taken by the lactating mothers in order to keep the baby healthy. She also made the mothers aware of the diet and the iron and calcium tablets that should be taken by the lactating mothers during the lactating period. Doctor demonstrated the posture in breast feeding should be done to child. The session was concluded with the question and answer round. The members then thanked the doctor for disbursing their myths and misconceptions regarding breast feeding.
As a part of Annaprashan program, Mrs. Vinita had made rice pudding along with green vegetable stock which mother of three children fed their child. Six month birthday was celebrated for children. Mrs. Sunita then introduced the nutritious recipe book prepared by Niramaya Health Foundation. Thereafter, Mrs. Veena and Mrs. Surekha gave information regarding preparation of Paustik powder. Then snacks were distributed among all the parents present there.
The programme then ended successfully by thanking the parents and members for their kind cooperation.