Awareness programme on breastfeeding and immunization
As part of International Women’s Week, the Health and Social Welfare Committee of Student Nurses Association, Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal, organized an awareness programme on Breastfeeding and Immunization at Women and Children block, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal on 12th March 2021 from 4.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m.
The students educated postnatal mothers about the importance of breastfeeding and immunization. Ms Adlin Riya D’Souza and Ms Riya Jane Fernandes, fourth-year BSc Nursing students spoke about the nutritional needs of the infant, the composition of breast milk, the benefits of breastfeeding to infant and mother, exclusive breastfeeding, how to initiate weaning and progress and also on immunization and its importance. Ms Adlin Riya D’Souza also demonstrated breastfeeding positions. Around 15 women participated in this programme.