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BREASTFEEDING WEEK CELEBRATIONS AT FMCI

Date :Aug 9, 2018

FATHER MULLER COLLEGE OF NURSING

FATHER MULLER MEDICAL COLLEGE

DEPARTMENTS OF

PEDIATRIC, OBG, COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING AND MEDICINE

Inauguration

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated globally every year from August 1 to 7 to encourage breastfeeding, to promote mothers rights and to ensure a safe and healthy growth of a child. As part of celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, weeklong activities will be conducted at the hospital and outreach centers which is a collaborative venture of the Father Muller College of Nursing and Father Muller Medical College involving the department of OBG, Pediatrics and Community. Themed on, ‘Breast Feeding-Foundation of Life’, a weeklong programme marked the beginning with the Inaugural Ceremony of World Breast Feeding Week held at the Hospital Conference Hall of Father Muller Medical College Hospital, on Tuesday, August 1, 2018.

The programme commenced with an invocation followed by lamp lighting by the esteemed dignitaries.The Guest of honour, Dr Mahesh Navada, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Father Muller Medical College Hospital highlighted the importance of breastfeeding. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is an initiative to Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding worldwide. He further stated that, Breast milk has been a benison to thousands of lives for centuries. Breast milk has immune-boosting components and boosts overall growth and development in a child. It provides resistance to fight against infections and other diseases. Breastfeeding is a noble act of sacrifice, love, care and strength. Apart from this, it is also benefitting towards nursing mothers, by providing resistance from breast cancer, ovarian cancer and also improves overall bone health.

 

In his Presidential address, Fr Rudolph Ravi D’ Sa, Administrator of Father Muller Medical College Hospital expressed the need for creating an environment conducive to sustained breastfeeding. He also urged the nursing mothers to be an inspiration to all women around the world.

In his Presidential address, Fr Rudolph Ravi D’ Sa, Administrator of Father Muller Medical College Hospital expressed the need for creating an environment conducive to sustained breastfeeding. He also urged the nursing mothers to be an inspiration to all women around the world.

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING AND MEDICINE AT URBAN HEALTH CENTRE JEPPU

On occasion of ‘World Breast Feeding week’ from 1st to 7th of august 2018, the staff of community health nursing department of Father Muller College of Nursing in association with Urban Health Centre, Jeppu had organized a health talk on the World breast feeding week theme “Breast feeding – Foundation of life” on 2nd of August 2018 in Urban Health Centre, Jeppu, Mangalore at 10am.

The programme started with prayer song. Mrs. Preema Reshma Pinto Assistant Lecturer, Department of community health nursing welcomed the chief guest Dr. Sujay, Medical Officer Urban health Centre Jeppu, Mr. Premananda Shetty, Corporator,Mrs. Jayashri, Supervisor of Women and Child Welfare Department, Faculty members of Father Muller College of Nursing and the whole gathering.

Mrs. Hezil Asha Sequeira and Mrs. Deepika N.C Lecturer, department of community health nursing gave health talk on breast feeding and its importance. Dr. Sujay, Medical Officer shared his knowledge on breast feeding and cleared the doubts raised by the audience. A short film “Amritha Bindu” was telecasted at the end of the program. Around 60 beneficiaries were present on this ocassion.

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT

OF PAEDIATRIC NURSING AND PAEDIATRIC MEDICINE

 

On 3rd August 2018 the Department of Pediatric Nursing  and Pediatric Medicine organized a program as a part of observance of breast feeding week at Father Muller Medical  Hospital Pediatric ward , for the postnatal mothers and their family members on the theme, ‘BREAST FEEDING foundation of life . The program was co-ordinated by Mrs. Priya Janifer Fernandes, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Nursing along with the faculty. A total of 30 mothers participated in the program.  Quiz was organized for the participants and awarded with first, second and third prize, a video on ‘Amritha Bindu’ was played and sweets were distributed for the children and mothers.

On 4TH August 2018 the Department of Paediatric Medicine and Paediatric Nursing organized a program as a part of observance of breast feeding week at Father Muller Hospital Thumbay, for the postnatal mothers and their family members on the theme, ‘BREAST FEEDING foundation of life. The program was inaugurated by lighting the lamp and the programme was co-ordinated by Mrs. Priya Janifer Fernandes Assistant Professor. Video on ‘Amritha Bindu’ was played which included the all aspects of breast feeding for the awareness among the postnatal mothers. Department of Pediatric Nursing along with the faculty also conducted the quiz to the postnatal mothers and awarded first, second and third prizes. A total of 137 beneficiaries participated in the program were benefitted.   Sweets were distributed for the children and mothers.

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT

OF OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL NURSING AND MEDICINE

 

The faculty and postgraduate students of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing department, observed the World Breast feeding week 2018 on the theme “Breast Feeding Foundation of Life”.  On 2nd August, the program was held at Nirmala Hospital Ullal .The program commenced with a prayer song followed by lighting the lamp as a symbol of knowledge. Updates on importance of breast feeding to mother and child, techniques of breastfeeding and storage of breast milk especially to the working mothers were given. The talk was delivered through discussion, demonstration video clips and posters by Ms. Merlin.

A short video clip Amirtha Bindu was played after the talk. A quiz was conducted during the session to gain participation from the audience.  More than 100 participants including antenatal,postnatal mothers and adolescent girls were present. Dr Sr Lenita the Obstetrician and Gynecologist of the hospital, Rev Sr Emma , Administrator Nirmala hospital, Ullal, Mrs. Pramila D’Souza the HOD of the  department of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing,Mrs. Shoba Assistant professor of the department and the staffs of the Nirmala hospital witnessed the programme. Ms.Ramya compeered the program.

 

A Guest Lecture was organized by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of  Father Muller  medical college and College of Nursing on 6th August 2018 in the Hospital Conference Hall at 3pm. Dr Prathima Prabhu, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Father Muller Medical College was the resource person. She reviewed the various aspects of breast feeding and highlighted theme “Breastfeeding the foundation of life” 2018 ,  recent updates from BFHI regarding breast feeding. Faculty, students and staff nurses from the Father Muller Medical College, Nursing College and hospital, Staff nurses witnessed the program.  On the same day a poster display competition on the theme “Breastfeeding: Foundation to life” was held for the students. The winners of the Poster competition were awarded.

Updated on Breast feeding theme and significance of the breastfeeding was done to the antenatal, postnatal mothers and to the general public for the three consequent days that is 3rd,4th and 7th of August in the maternity wards and in the outpatient departments of OBG and pediatric. A video clip on breastfeeding ‘Amritha Bindu’ was displayed, objective type question related to breastfeeding were given to the mothers, the winners were award. Hospital public address system was utilized to provide awareness.  A Quiz was conducted regarding various aspects of breast feeding to the inpatients of maternity wards on August 7th. The first three winners were announced as the winners and prize distribution was done by the ward in-charges and ANS of the maternity ward. Around 500 general public including antenatal, postnatal, adult girls, health personnel were benefitted.