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NOW YOU KNOW WHY INDIAN CHILDREN ARE DIEING
India has the highest number of absolute deaths of children, below five years of age. One child in India dies every three seconds.
“Losing a child is a parent’s worst nightmare, especially when it can be avoided. Why let this happen when you can protect the health of your child simply by breastfeeding him or her?” asked Dr RK Agarwal, a paediatrician.
The World Health Organisation declared the first week of August as World Breastfeeding Week in a bid to ensure that children are not denied of the right to live simply because of lack of awareness on the part of the care takers.
Breastfeeding is known to reduce deaths among children aged below 5 by 13%.
“Nevertheless, of more than 5,000 mammalian species, human beings are the only ones who need to be told to breastfeed their children,” said Dr Agarwal, on the sidelines of a seminar on Basic Paediatric Practices.
Breastfeeding is the answer to almost every common disease that a child can face.
From building immunity to an overall development of the child’s physical as well as cognitive growth, the breast milk of the mother is tailor-made for the child. Apart from proteins and sugar, breast milk also contains immunoglobins that protect the child against a number of diseases.
Moreover, all the nutrients in breast milk are completely utilised by the infant’s body and is according to the requirements.”
It is absolutely essential to breastfeed your baby during the first six months after birth.
Dr Agarwal said that this should actually be extended to the first 2 years of a child’s development. “During the first two years of a child’s life, the physical growth of the baby is doubled and the brain develops at least 93%. If there is a deficiency in the nutrients, the growth of the baby — both physical and cognitive — is affected,” he said.
He said that since the weight of a baby’s body was distributed among the various organs, if the baby did not reach an optimum weight of 12 kg at two years of age, its functional capacity would also get affected.
“A mother too enjoys a number of benefits simply by breastfeeding the baby. For every mother who has had to shed pregnancy weight, breastfeeding is one of the easiest solutions,” he said.
“Breastfeeding helps you lose weight that you had gained during pregnancy. Moreover, studies have shown that breastfeeding is known to have reduced the risk of breast cancer and cervical cancer,” said Dr Agarwal adding, “The emotional connection that is established between the mother and child and the sense of security the child finds in a mother’s arms cannot be overlooked and neither can it be measured.”