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DBU celebrates “Breast Feeding” week

Punjab News Express | August 10, 2023 11:58 PM

MANDI GOBINDGARH:Faculty of Nursing, Desh Bhagat University celebrated “Breast Feeding” week. The World Breastfeeding week is celebrated every year in the first week of August. Gurwinder Kaur, Nursing Tutor of Faculty of Nursing, welcomed Dr Zora Singh, Chancellor of Desh Bhagat University as the Chief Guest. Dr Lovesampuranjot Kaur, officiating Director of Faculty of Nursing, Dr Prabhjot Singh, HOD, Faculty of Nursing and other dignitaries were present.

Dr Zora Singh congratulated the students and faculty members for organizing this event. He said that breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival and yet currently, less than half of infants under 6 months old are exclusively breastfed.

Dr Lovesampuranjot Kaur said that breast milk is the ideal food for infants. It is safe, clean and contains antibodies which help protect against many common childhood illnesses. Breastfed children are less likely to be overweight or obese and less prone to diabetes later in life.

She said this year the theme for the breastfeeding week is "Let's make breastfeeding and work, work!"

Dr Prabhjot Singh, HOD, Faculty of Nursing, thanked the chief guest, faculty members and students for participating in the event and proposed a vote of thanks.

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