Videum
 
 
HealthPhone
HealthPhone

HealthPhone

Health Knowledge in the Hands of Those Who Need it Most

0 Followers
Share
121

Breastfeeding and Foods After Six Months - Hindi

http://iap.healthphone.org - Within an hour of birth, the mother's thick, first milk (Colostrum) should be given to the child. It's very essential. Mother's first milk is the best, don't throw it away and make sure the child gets it. Colostrum is essential because it prepares the baby's digestive system for the mature milk that the baby will receive in the next few days. Colostrum is rich in nutrients such as zinc, calcium and vitamins. For the first six months after birth, a child should only be fed mother's milk and nothing else, not even water. Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months reduces infant mortality due to protection from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea or pneumonia, and helps for a quicker recovery during illness. From the seventh month, breast milk is no longer enough to meet the nutritional needs of the infant. Balance mother's milk with a nutritious diversified diet. Timely, adequate, frequent and appropriate complementary feeding should be started. After the sixth month, you should feed the child at least 3-4 times a day. And don't forget to continue to breastfeed as well. ​ The purpose of this video is to create awareness about the signs and alarming consequences of malnutrition and to encourage the community to take action and explains simple things one can do to prevent malnutrition. It is intended for the community at large. Malnutrition is a lack of the right nutrients in the body. You can protect the expecting mother and child from malnutrition. Just remember these four things. One - Expecting mothers should get the correct diet. A quarter portion more than usual. 75% of new mothers in India are anaemic and most put on less weight during pregnancy than they should. This leads to unhealthy foetal growth, low birth weight and non-genetic congenital abnormalities in babies. Two - Mother's first milk is the best, don't throw it away, make sure your child gets it. Colostrum is essential because it prepares the baby's digestive system for the mature milk that the baby will receive in the next few days. Colostrum is rich in nutrients such as zinc, calcium and vitamins. Three - The child should only be breastfed for the first six months and nothing else, not even water. Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months reduces infant mortality due to protection from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea or pneumonia, and helps for a quicker recovery during illness. Four - When the child enters the seventh month, balance mother's milk with a nutritious diversified diet. From the seventh month, breast milk is no longer enough to meet the nutritional needs of the infant. Timely, adequate, frequent and appropriate complementary feeding should be started. Malnutrition in India Malnutrition in children and women remains as one of the greatest challenges in India. Malnutrition remains a major threat to the survival, growth and development of children. Today, nearly every second child in India is a victim of malnutrition. It means they are physically and mentally weak due to which they are targets to many ailments, deformities, disabilities and allergies affecting normal growth mentally and physically. This video is available in 18 Languages: Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Garo, Gujarati, Kannada, Khasi, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu Produced by: Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India [ http://wcd.nic.in/ ] with active support from UNICEF [ http://unicef.org/india/ ] and other development partners. .

Duration: 01:24
Licence: CC - Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives
Original Language: Hindi
Published: 6/22/2015
Diseases and Conditions: Nutrition
Format: Education

Other videos in this channel

 

Related Videos

Breastfeeding and Foods After Six Months - Hindi

Comments (0)

Login to add your comment
Be the first to comment!