Breastfeeding Awareness Week


World Breastfeeding Awareness Week is celebrated worldwide from August 1 to August 7. On this occasion, various programs were held at Yashwantrao Chavan Hospital today.

Programs were organized by the workers of PCMC, IMA PCB, Indian Academy of Paediatrics Pune Branch, Lions Club of Chinchwad Royal, Medijain Trust and Innerwheel Club. The programs featured a skit on ‘Breastfeeding Problems of the Working Woman’. The theme of this year’s Breastfeeding Awareness Week is ‘Working Mothers and their Need for Vacations and Facilities for Breastfeeding at Work’.On behalf of PCMC, Nodal Officer Dr. Varsha Dange, Dean of YCM Hospital Medical College Dr. Rajendra Vable, Chief Medical Officer of YCM Hospital Shailaja Bhavsar, Head of Pediatrics Department of YCM Hospital Medical College Dr. Deepali Ambike and Professor Dr. Rajesh Kulkarni and Dr. Sandhya Haribhakt were present.On behalf of IMA, President Dr. Sushil Muthiyan, Secretary Dr. Anirudhha Tongaonkar and Vice President Dr. Lalit Kumar Dhoka were present. On behalf of Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Dr. Trupti Shetty and Dr. Swapnali Dhoka was present. President Madhura Butala, Treasurer Mr. Patwardhan and other Lion members were also present on behalf of Lions Club.The staff of the family planning department made special efforts to present Natya Chhatika. Finally, an oath to raise awareness about breastfeeding was administered to all mothers.