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  • 05
  • Aug'16

Breast Feeding Week

Every year we celebrate the 1st week of August as “World Breastfeeding Week”. This year also we are celebrating and conducting many programs between week 01.08.16 to 07.08.16.

“Worlds Breastfeeding Week” was inaugurated by Dr Adarsh E HOD of Paediatrics, RRMCH, Dr C R Banapurmath, Professor, department of Paediatrics at JJMMC College, Davangere, Member of National Breast feeding committee member-BPNI and Dr H B Mallikarjuna Pediatrician & Neonatologist, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, MS Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital.

Staff members of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Community medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Rajarajeswari college of Nursing students and Staffs, Other staff of the Hospitals attended the inauguration ceremony and made it a grand success.

Dr Banapurmath and Dr H B Mallikarjuna gave enlightening speech on Breastfeeding – advantages, statistics of infant mortality rate in India, importance of saving a girl child and providing her a healthy lifestyle with support of family, theme of this year i.e., Breastfeeding and Work-Lets make it work. The Programme was followed by Tea and Snacks.

We have been conducting various awareness programmes for the week. Rajarajeswari college of Nursing students came up with the posters of this year’s theme and explained them in detail to the mothers of post natal ward. Post graduate students from department of paediatrics also joined them and explained the mothers the importance, uses of breast feeding.


Cordially invite you on the occasion of inauguration of WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2016 AND 1ST ANNUAL HUMAN LACTATION WORKSHOP.

Chief Guest: Mr. MUJAHID PASHA, Health Committee ChairMan, B.B.M.P.
Guest of Honour: Dr. C. R. BANAPURMATH, Professor of Pediatrics, JJMMC, Davangere National BreastFeeding Committeee Member BPNI.
Dr. K. KESAVALU, Member Centre Coordinator, BPNI Committee.
Authorised by : Dr MALLIKARJUNA H B, International Course Director and National Trainer, IYCF, India, Prof of Pediatrics, MSRMC & H.
Inuagration by: Actor Ms. MANJUBHASHINI.

Venue: Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore.
Date: 5th August 2016 Friday.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Schedule of Programme



Timings and Venue


Quiz Competition

PG, UG, Nursing Students

Kadamba Hall

10am to 1.00 pm



UG and Nursing Students

Ward 3rd Floor

10 am to 1.00 pm


Community Health Education, Skit

Community Medicine, Pediatrics & OBG

Rural Field practice area

10 am to 12.30 pm


PPT Presentation On breastfeeding

Discussion with doctors and patients



Workshop on breastfeeding skills and issues

UG, PG, OBG & Community Medicine & Other nursing students from all medical college

Kadamba Hall

9.ooam to 4.00 pm


Prize Distribution and skit in Hospital

PG, UG, Nursing Students

Hospital Lobby

10.30 am to 12.00 pm.

Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital – Department of Pediatrics is celebrating “WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK 2016” from 1ST August 2016 to 7th August 2016 under the guidance of Dr. Adarsh, Prof and HOD, Department of pediatrics RRMCH.

1st Aug 2016 – 1st day there was quiz competition regarding the breast feeding for postgraduates of pediatrics, OBG, P&SM and forensic medicine and undergraduates of our college, the winners were Postgraduate of pediatrics Dr. Thrupthi and Dr. Aarthi Sharma.

Following was quiz competition among nursing students and nursing staffs, the winner were Ms. Puja K.C and Ms. Ramseena. N.

2nd Aug 2016 – 2nd day collage competition was conducted, This was regarding the breastfeeding, for undergraduates . The winners were Ms.Kalaipradha, Ms.Sameera and Ms.Sowbarnika

There was poster presentation held at hospital lobby totally 5 groups from nursing college participated. All 5 groups’ presentation was fabulous and eye-catching to the patients’ aroud and audience, which carried good educational messages about breast feeding to the mothers.

3rd Aug 2016 – 3rd day, the community camp was organized in the rural health training centre in kakaramanahalli,Bidadi Hobali, Ramanagar taluk and district. The program for breastfeeding mothers nearly from 8 to 10 villages was arranged in our community health centre. Interaction with mothers regarding breastfeeding, and the importance was narrated, including the year’s theme “A Sustainable Development”.

Our RRMCH students played a skit carrying message regarding breastfeeding and its importance. Our breastfeeding councilor’s s/n Thayimudamma, s/n renuka and s/n Sholly breify narrated the techniques of breast feeding and had good interaction with mothers.

This was headed by Dr. Adarsh, prof and HOD of pediatrics, Dr. Shashikala, Prof and HOD of community medicine, Dr. Sahana Associate Prof of Pediatrics and Dr.Srividya.