Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College holds ‘Breast Feeding Week’

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College holds ‘Breast Feeding Week’

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College holds ‘Breast Feeding Week’

Aligarh: In the ongoing ‘Breast Feeding Week’ at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), the Department of Community Medicine recently organized a poster-making competition on the theme, ‘Breast feeding and work- lets make it work’ at the Urban Health Training Centre.

Students of various AMU and other schools including Sir Syed Khan Memorial School, Madarsa Al-Noor, Fauji Inter School along with MBBS undergraduates participated in the competition with zeal and enthusiasm, showcasing their creativity.

During the event Professor Najam Khalique, Chairman, Department of Community Medicine, emphasized on importance of breastfeeding newborn babies for their better physical growth.
He said that breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development.

Prof Khalique added people have to understand that a mother has rights to breast feed her child while working in formal or non-formal set ups or she prefers to sit at home. He said that the idea of the whole ‘Breast Feeding Week’ is to create awareness on these issues.

While, Dr Subohi Afzal, Medical officer, UHTC presented various facts and aspects related to breast feeding, Dr Anees Ahmad, emphasized on the implementation of maternity protection laws and regulations by governments.

Doctors Suboohi Afzal and Ali Jafar Abedi along with their team of resident doctors, interns, and medico-social workers arranged for wide publicity in the registered areas for the camp.

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