You may already know that breast milk is considered to be the best nutritional food source for infants.
In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as UNICEF recommend that "breastfeeding should commence within one hour of the child’s birth, it should be administered during the first six months of the child’s life and should ideally continue till the age of two to ensure the healthy growth and development of the child apart from reducing the rate of child mortality."
But while all these statistics and technical information sounds important, what are some of the basic things new mothers must know about breastfeeding?
We at theindusparent spoke to Dr Raghuram Mallaiah, Director, Neonatology, Fortis La Femme, Delhi, to get the answers.
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