World Breastfeeding Week: How Chandigarh-Based YouCare Is Empowering Mothers With Caregiving
A woman becomes a mother after 9 months of painful labour. Once delivered, the child is preferably handed over to the mother for skin contact which also initiates a bond between the two and the process of breastfeeding. A natural process to nurse the baby, breastfeeding comes with a number of other benefits like enabling sensory and cognitive development, protecting the infant against diseases and reducing infant mortality.
Every year World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated across the globe, from August 1st to 7th with an aim to encourage breastfeeding and improving the health of babies. The theme selected this year is Empowering Parents to enable breastfeeding with an objective to make parents aware of the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for at least six months as it has many benefits for both the infant and the mother.
While the motives behind celebrating a Breastfeeding week worldwide remains more or less similar, here are a few insights into its importance.
– According to a series of information released by WHO, every newborn baby has the right to good nutrition.
– UNICEF released a survey in 2016 that mentioned about 41 million children in the world is obese and 155 million under 5 yrs of age being too short for their age.
– Breastfeeding doesn’t just improve the child’s health but also reduces the risk of mothers to develop Breast Cancer, Ovarian cancer, Type 2 Diabetes and Heart disease.
Breastfeeding Week in India
along with the other 119 countries, India has opened up to mark a day in the calendar dedicated to the importance of Breastfeeding. While at a grassroots level, concerned departments are organizing exhibitions, and events on nutrition and diets for infants and young children, the Home Healthcare industry in India seems to have followed in the footsteps equally.
Youcare- a pioneer in Home Healthcare industry based out of Chandigarh, offers an exclusive package for Nannies and Infant care in Chandigarh and Mohali. Caregivers from Youcare provide an all-round solution for Expecting and New mothers. They don’t just help in household chores and support for the baby like diaper changing, bottle sterilization, toileting and other care, but also educate and train the mother on essentials like Breastfeeding, Lactation, Burping and so on.
That apart, this home healthcare setup based in Chandigarh and Mohali, also encourages new mothers to go for continuous follow-ups with medical consultants and talk about their post-partum symptoms.
The Nannies or Infant Caregivers come from a rich experience of their own coupled with an extensive training program developed on international guidelines which is why they are able to perform their tasks, dutifully and with a personal touch. After all, a healthy mother means a healthy child.