Community Awareness Programme on Breast Feeding

Aligarh: In a bid to encourage individuals and families to support breastfeeding for improving health of babies and mothers; a community awareness programme of the District Early Intervention Centre and Centre of Excellence (DEIC-COE), J N Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to observe the ‘World Breast Feeding Week’ will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 10 am.

“New mothers will be counseled about the benefits of breastfeeding infants. They will be informed about how the breast milk provides the newborns with the immunity against various viruses and bacteria and how the mothers breastfeeding their children remain at lower risks of developing high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, and breast cancer”, said Dr Uzma Firdaus (Nodal Officer, DEIC-COE).