Srinagar, Sep 10: Breastfeeding can help protect babies against some short and long-term illnesses and diseases and breastfeeding mothers have less chances of deadly diseases besides that breastfed babies have a lower risk of asthma, obesity, type 1 diabetes and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), said a senior paediatrician Dr Muzaffar Jan.
On the side lines of national neuro Pedicon 2022 conference Srinagar, Dr Jan who is head of department of paediatrics Government Medical College Srinagar said that breastfeeding has no parallel and it is best for both mother and children as it helps in brain development of the baby.
“Babies who aren’t breastfed often fall ill and the rate of exclusive breastfeeding is around 60 percent and we are making efforts to make it 100 percent.” He said.
Mobile addiction of children affects their eyes besides that it creates weight problems and affects the holistic development of the children and gradually it affects their other things, he said adding that parents must involve their children in outdoor games and interact with them and minimize their screen time.
Dr Jan said that conferences help us in sharing knowledge and experiences and it will help in upgrading knowledge of our doctors which will help us in treatment of patients as well.
“As medicines keep on changing, we get updated about the latest medicines in such conferences which helps us in treatment of patients,” he said.