Dr. Suchita Ghag, member of BPNI Maharashtra guided by Dr.Prashant Gangal paves the Way for Comprehensive Breastfeeding Education, Support, and Advocacy.

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I am Dr. Suchita Ghag …Mother support group leader,  Lactation consultant and committee member BPNI maharashtra. I am working with Fortis Hospital Mulund , Deodhar Hospital Thane , Bedekar Hospital Thane and many maternity homes in Mulund and Thane as well as offering counselling services to Sion hospital through BPNI Maharashtra. Also I am  Sr. IYCN TRAINER for Unicef Maharashtra. I

 am glad that as a faculty member of BPNI Maharashtra I have participated in training more than 30000 ICDS staff such as aanganwadi workers ,supervisors,CDPOs  and also goverment health staff such as doctors, nurses and health workers. Mother’s milk is nectar for her baby.. breastfeeding is a right of  mother and baby. Its not only beneficial for baby and mother but also for the society and environment. During school days I was fascinated by the story of Hirkani a milkmaid during the time of chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who climbed down the cliff to breastfeed her baby. 

After joining Mother Support Group I understood the Hirikani in depth and in a better way. Mother support group is established in 1995 By Dr.Prashant GANGAL, well-known pediatrician with the tagline ….of mothers by mothers for mothers. Till now breastfeeding is not considered as science. mothers get information from other ladies in the house. It is  based on their own experiences…so after delivery mother gets different information from different people and she gets confused.  

Due to many myths and misunderstandings in the society she lands up in breastfeeding problems. But if mother gets proper information, guidance ,encouragement and support from a professional consultant  her journey becomes easy and successful. Today’s babies are tomorrow’s citizens. So nutrition of a child in the first 1000 days of life is like a fixed deposit for future life and  helps for nation’s development .I am working in this field for more than 20 years ..I am a mother  of two exclusively breastfed children .My elder son is an orthopedic surgeon and the younger one is in the final year MBBS. 

Breastfeeding is not only the mother’s responsibility but each and every member of society is bound to protect,promote and support breastfeeding …Those who would like to do carrier in this field of lactation can contact BPNI maharashtra.. for that visit our website.

bpnimaharashtra.org

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