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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samrala celebrated World Breast Feeding Week 1-7 Aug 2019

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Samrala organized World Breast feeding Week from August 01-07, under the guidance of Dr. S. C. Sharma, Associate Director. This year the theme of World Breast Feeding Week focused to Empower parents and enable breastfeeding now and for the future. During the week, lectures were delivered on importance of breastfeeding among future mothers and pregnant women in the schools and anganwari centres. An interaction meet was organized for the farm women in the anganwari centre of Village Kotala to discuss their problems and were guided to take care of their health on priority basis. On concluding day, a programme was organized at KVK campus for anganwari workers. Dr. Shivani Rana, Asstt. Prof. (Home Science) welcomed the guests and laid the emphasis on importance of breast feeding over bottle feeding for both the infant and the mother. Participants were told about the importance to initiate breastfeeding within half to one hour of normal delivery and within four hours of cesarean delivery as stated by the World Health Organization. Anganwari workers of Samrala and Khanna blocks were motivated to spread the importance of breastfeeding among the farmwomen of their villages. Dr. S. C. Sharma stressed upon the role of cleanliness in homes and surroundings. Ms. Avneet Kaur discussed about the importance of nutrition kitchen garden in maintaining health status. Dr. Shivani Rana and Dr. Amarjeet Kaur demonstrated the preparation of low cost nutritious recipes for children to the participants. The programme ended with vote of thanks from Dr. Amarjeet kaur.


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