The importance of human milk in optimising neo-natal health and improving child survival is becoming increasingly more apparent, both domestically and internationally.
August first week is celebrated as World Breastfeeding Week and this year’s theme is ‘Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development’. It emphasises on breastfeeding as a key element in making us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the beginning of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share.
The Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, in association with the Indian Dietetic Association Mysore chapter, has organised an interaction programme at 3:00 pm on August 1 at the department seminar hall to create awareness about importance of breastfeeding, impact of maternal nutrition on milk quality and infant outcomes and also clarify some myths associated with breastfeeding.
A team of nutritionists/ dieticians along with post-graduate students will interact with doctors and expectant mothers at Cheluvamba Hospital from August 2 to 6.
Staff and students from the University, IDA members, healthcare professionals and interested public can attend the programme.