Proper care of the baby is the basis of healthy life, Newborn Care Week will be celebrated in the state till November 21

Newborn child care week will be celebrated in the state till November 21 Lucknow will. With proper care of the newborn, the infant mortality rate can be reduced and they can be provided with a healthy life. For this purpose, Newborn Care Week is celebrated every year across the state. This year also this week ...
 
Proper care of the baby is the basis of healthy life, Newborn Care Week will be celebrated in the state till November 21

Proper care of the baby is the basis of healthy life, Newborn Care Week will be celebrated in the state till November 21

Newborn child care week will be celebrated in the state till November 21
Lucknow will. With proper care of the newborn, the infant mortality rate can be reduced and they can be provided with a healthy life. For this purpose, Newborn Care Week is celebrated every year across the state. This year also this week has been duly started from Monday, which will run till November 21. Under this, various activities will be organized from the district level to the community level to make people aware of newborn care. This year the theme of the week is ‘Safety, Quality, and Better Care – Every Newborn’s Birthright’.

National Health Mission-Uttar Pradesh General Manager – Child Health Dr. Ved Prakash says that for proper care of the newborn, it is necessary to promote institutional delivery. Stay in the hospital for proper care of mother and baby for 48 hours after delivery. Do not bathe the newborn immediately, only wipe the body and wear soft clean clothes. Start feeding the mother’s thick yellow milk within an hour of birth and for six months, breastfeed exclusively. Take the newborn’s weight immediately after birth. Get regular and complete vaccinations. Keep the newborn’s navel dry and clean. Avoid infection and take care of the personal hygiene of the mother and baby. Pay special attention to low birth weight and premature babies and adopt Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) method to keep the baby’s temperature stable. Breastfeed your baby as many times as you want during the day or night. To prevent malnutrition and infection, feed only mother’s milk for six months, do not give honey, ghutti, water, etc. at all.


Main Objectives of the

week: During the week the general public will be made aware of newborn baby health along with better care. Along with promoting kangaroo mother care and breastfeeding, awareness will also be created about the identification of sick newborns. Apart from this, everyone will also be made aware of the child health programs being run by the government and the help of voluntary organizations will also be taken in this direction so that the infant mortality rate can be reduced.

Go to a health center if you have severe symptoms:
– decreased milk intake,
– rapid or difficult breathing,
– seizures or tremors,
– unusually cold body,
– fever, pallor throughout the body,
– generally less physical activity

Major Activities of the week:
Mentoring of people associated with SNCU/NBSU and delivery room and quality visits. Pediatricians, Medical Officers and Additional Chief Medical Officers (RCHs), and representatives of allied organizations will be sensitized on FBNC through webinars at the national level. The ASHA workers will conduct home-based Newborn Care (HBNC) activities at the community level by visiting the homes. All newborn babies will be screened for birth defects at the delivery units. Newborns discharged from SNCU/NBSU will be followed up. High-risk pregnant will be followed up by the medical officer.

What the figures say:
According to the report released by the Central Government (SRS-2019), the infant mortality rate of Uttar Pradesh is 41 per 1000 live births while at the national level this index is 30 per 1000 live births. Three-quarters of these babies die in the first month. Breastfeeding within one hour of birth and exclusive breast milk for six months can reduce infant mortality by 20 to 22 percent.