Promoting breastfeeding

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On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, SNEHA organised three rallies at Dharavi on August 2. All the 79 community organisers, and others who work with the Aahar project of SNEHA, came out in support of the message. Nearly 150 people attended the rallies

“We spread the message of breastfeeding in the rallies. We told women that it is very important to breastfeed the first half hour of birth, and then exclusively for the first six months. There were some women from the community too who came and asked us questions. Our staffers counselled them on the issue, “said Dr Ganesh Mane, programme co-ordinator, Aahar.

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The rallies had the support of our civic officials, and especially the doctors of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital. In fact, Dr Alka Jadhav, professor of department of Paediatrics, with Dr Neeta Naik at LTMG Hospital, Mr Nandepalli, an ex-corporator from BMC, and Mr Gaikwad, CDPO, Dharavi block inaugurated the three rallies.

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