Breastfeed, For Keeping Newborns Free Of Infectionsby The Daily Eye Team July 7 2016, 9:25 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 29 secs
A new study based on data collected from the city claims breastfeeding within one hour of birth prevents neonatal sepsis
Here is another reason for mothers to breastfeed babies – preventing neonatal sepsis that kills about 15 lakh newborns worldwide every year. A recently published study based on data collected from the city claims breastfeeding within one hour of birth can lower the risk of sepsis in neonates, conferring protection against infections responsible for nearly half of all newborn deaths. In India, the incidence of neonatal sepsis is estimated at 30 for every 1,000 live births.