World Breastfeeding Week-2021 KINS Organizes e-Seminar on “Protect Breast Feeding: A Shared Responsibility”
“A new born baby has only three demands. They are warmth at the arms of its mother, food from her breasts and security from the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies them all”. -Grantly Dick Read
Every year, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated worldwide from 1st August to 7th August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of mothers and babies around the world. Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS) organized an e-seminar on the theme: “Protect Breast Feeding: A Shared Responsibility” chosen by WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action) for the year 2021 from 3rd – 4thAugust on virtual platform. Welcoming the speakers and participants, Prof. Mrs. Amarita Lenka, Principal, College of Nursing, KINS highlighted the significance of shared responsibility for promoting and supporting breastfeeding.
In her session on “Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding to Achieve Sustainable Development”, Prof. Mrs. Niyati Das, Vice Principal, KINS emphasized the correlation of breastfeeding with sustainable development and protection of breast feeding by BFHI and Action Ideas. “Breastfeeding is the liquid love of the mother and breastfeeding is manna for child and maternal health”, she added. The second session on “Breastfeeding Counselling and Support in Workplaces and Communities” was taken by Mrs. Trupti Mishra, State PPTCT and MH Consultant, UNICEF. She spotlighted on the counselling related to exclusive breastfeeding, its benefits and the outcome of the counselling in her deliberation.
Following each session, participants actively participated by asking questions and the resource persons clarified their doubts. The first day of the e-Seminar was attended by around 170 participants, including faculty members and students of M.Sc(N), B.Sc.(N) 3rd Year and GNM 2nd year.