The NSS Wing and Department of Foods and Nutrition of Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh is celebrating ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ from August 1, 2013 to August 7, 2013.
The week was commenced with a Lecture cum discussion on Breastfeeding and Contraception by Dr. Swapna Misra, Gynaecologist, Fortis Hospital, Mohali. The Principal of the college, Mrs. Madhu Nanda welcomed Dr. Misra. The lecture was attended by final year graduate and post graduate students and faculty members. In the lecture Dr. Misra discussed the importance of breast feeding to the child and mother with respect to health. Dr. Misra reiterated that the child should be exclusively breast fed up to six months from birth. In the lecture on contraception, Dr. Misra discussed and generated awareness about various types of contraceptions available along with its advantages and disadvantages with reference to adolescents health. The healthy interaction concluded with a nutrition quiz which was related to the lecture as well as nutrition.