The Hush Post| 4:17 pm|one-minute-read|
In a special initiative, a group of lactating mothers in Ahmedabad have started a movement for donating breast milk. This is in order to help and save the lives of strangers’ babies. Many of these babies are unable to get feed from their biological mothers since they are sick or unable to provide the milk.
It started after a young mother, Rushina 29-year-old doctor Marfatia, decided to donate breast milk. This, after she realised that she was producing more milk than her son needed. It was then that she decided to donate her breast milk. She started by donating it to five premature babies who were battling for their lives in the ICU.
Since then, she has donated over 12 litres of milk, which has helped several pre-mature babies in the ICUs.
She believes that the children are healthiest when breastfed for a long time.
Rushina also urged other lactating mothers to come forward to help the needy babies.
Telling more about the initiative, senior neonatologist Dr Ashish Mehta of Arpan Newborn Care Center said, ”Rushina’s deed is priceless. Her milk served as a panacea for these fragile babies weighing anywhere between 600 gm and 1.5 kg who are more prone to infections.”