Dr. M.R. Vasudevan Namboothiri emphasizes that breast milk stands as the source of nutrition for babies, offering a sterile, convenient, and emotionally bonding experience. In our fast-paced and image-conscious society, some mothers tend to opting for artificial infant food instead. Here Dr. Namboothiri highlights the benefits of breastfeeding. Every year, the first week of August is observed as World Breastfeeding aiming to staunchly defend and educate people Numerous international initiatives also seek to on a global scale. Dr. Namboothiri brings attention to the fact that children, who are vulnerable to infectious diseases disasters, obtain their primary immunity from breast is rich in immunity-building components like immunoglobulins.
Nutritional Guidelines for Breastfeeding Mothers- Breastfeeding Diet
Dr. Namboothiri notes that mothers produce the most milk in the first few months malnutrition, hunger, sadness, anger, and mental stress can hinder milk production. It is advisable to exclusively breastfeed the baby months.The doctor also recommends that to ensure the complete nutritional and energy content of breast milk, mothers should follow a nutritional breastfeeding diet. Mothers have to understand the benefits of breastfeeding. They have to consume plenty of cow’s milk, grains, pulses, vegetables, and about four glasses of milk per day. However, he warns that factors such as
Afterward, it is recommended to introduce natural and easily digestible foods while until the age of two years. Dr. Namboothiri mentions that Ayurvedic medicines are available today to increase breast milk production. There is a specialized Ayurvedic branch called Kaumarabhrithyam, focusing on Lastly, he advises breastfeeding mothers to exercise extreme caution with their medication intake. Because it could pass to the baby
Enlightening the Path to a Healthier Future
Breastfeeding Weeka testament to the importance of breastfeeding. Breast milk arming them with nature’s defense. Understanding the significance of breastfeeding is not merely a choice. It is a responsibility we bear to ensure Dr. Nambootthiri’s article sheds light on illuminating the path to a brighter, healthier future for our little ones.