Breast feeding club opened at Mehta’s Hospitals

Chennai: A Breast Feeding Mother’s Support Club was launched at Mehta’s Hospitals by State Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan.

Every Tuesday, between 11am and 12 noon, this support club will be open to public, pregnant mothers or new mothers, who can come with their close relatives, like mother, grandmother and spouse. It’s a free entry club.

And specialist’s doctors will be present to clarify any query, doubt which they have regarding breast feeding and the baby, a press release said.

Neonatology Department head, Dr Lakshmi V and lactation consultant Dr Jayashree Jayakrishnan of Mehta’s Hospitals together took up this unique challenge and worked on it for over six months to understand clearly what were the concerns and doubts of young mothers who had just delivered their babies, the release said.