In commemoration of Breast feeding week from 1st to 7th August 2019 aHealth Education Programme on Breast feeding was organised by Dr.Shashikala Manjunatha (Prof and HOD, Dept of Community Medicine) and Dr. Swapna M, Associate professor, Dept of Community Medicine in Urban Health Centre of RRMCH, Channasandra on 06.08.2019.The Programme was attended by over 125 Pregnant, lactating and women in the reproductive age group.
The Programme was honoured by the presence of Dr.Usha Ramachandra, Director, PG studies and Dr. Basavaraj Bhandare, Vice-Principal of RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital.
Inauguration of the programme started with prayer song sung by Dr. Meghana (intern) followed by Lighting of the Lamp by the dignitaries and the mothers. The welcome speech was given by Dr. Shashikala Manjunatha (Prof and HOD, Dept of Community Medicine). A talk on Techniques of Breast-feeding was given by Dr. Vidya G. S (Associate professor, Dept of Community Medicine) followed by Advantages of Breast-Feeding by Dr. Suhasini (Post-Graduate, Dept of Community Medicine). Myths about Breast- Feeding was addressed by Dr.Swapna M followed by Early initiation of Breast-Feeding by Dr. Naga
jyothi (Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics). A skit was done by the interns from the Dept of Community Medicine. The Programme was concluded byvote of thanks by Dr. Shyam A C, Professor, Dept of Community Medicine followed by presenting Steel bowls to the mothers who attended the programme. Refreshments were provided to the people attending the programme. The programme concluded successfully.
Date : 1st to 7th August 2019