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  • DALJIT SINGH
    Dear Senior Colleagues & friends, The theme for this year s world breast feeding week (01-07 August 2009) is * Breastfeeding* - a vital emergency response. Are
    Message 1 of 10 , Jul 22, 2009
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    Dear Senior Colleagues & friends,
     
    The theme for this year's world breast feeding week (01-07 August 2009) is"Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you ready?".
    We, the services pediatricians are rather soft on the issue of exclusive breast feeding. Other than AVM TS raghu Raman, I have not seen anyone who was passionate about it. We choose to be practical rather than ideal. We do not mind Lactogen being the first feed for our babies rather than breast feed. We cite practical difficulties, issues of foster feeding and HIV and all other possible excuses rather than being passionate about ensuring that babies are only on breast feeds. Apart from paying lip service, do we plan to do something else this year about breast feeding in our nurseries.
  • raghuraman ts
    Dear friends, As Pediatricians we need to be strong advocates for every newborn and take a commitement for every newborn. We need to forget the usual hurdels
    Message 2 of 10 , Jul 22, 2009
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      Dear friends,
      As Pediatricians we need to be strong advocates for every newborn and
      take a commitement for every newborn. We need to forget the usual
      hurdels of rank, seniortity, boss, commandants & so on. The hurdels if
      any can be removed only if we continue to impress upon the scientific
      evidence of exclusive breast feeding for every newborn in both
      professional & social forums. It is the knowledge that will only
      remove all the concepts being carried by some.
      I suggest that my dear collegues in AFMC should intiate (if not
      already done) the process of getting all hospitals in Armed forces to
      get certified as baby friendly. Can we make it mandotory for all
      graded specialists in Pediatrics to bring along the certificate during
      attachment for classification under Senior Advisor? I am sounding
      little harsh, but the time has come to become accountable as a
      Pediatricians.
      All senior advisors during their visit must have a knowledge session
      on breast feeding for doctors & parents.
      I have been to fortunate to have with me committed pediatricians like
      Gp Capt Dalijit, Gp Capt Ravichander & Wg cdr Venkateshwar.

      "differences in idealogies & actions,how big they are,can be resolved
      through dialogue. It is the only way to bring people together" Sri Sri
      Ravishanker

      On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 7:12 PM, DALJIT SINGH<maapavitra@...> wrote:
      >
      > [Attachment(s) from DALJIT SINGH included below]
      >
      > Dear Senior Colleagues & friends,
      >
      > The theme for this year's world breast feeding week (01-07
      > August 2009) is"Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you ready?".
      > We, the services pediatricians are rather soft on the issue of exclusive
      > breast feeding. Other than AVM TS raghu Raman, I have not seen anyone who
      > was passionate about it. We choose to be practical rather than ideal. We do
      > not mind Lactogen being the first feed for our babies rather than breast
      > feed. We cite practical difficulties, issues of foster feeding and HIV and
      > all other possible excuses rather than being passionate about ensuring that
      > babies are only on breast feeds. Apart from paying lip service, do we plan
      > to do something else this year about breast feeding in our nurseries.
      >
      >



      --
      AVM(Dr) TS Raghu Raman (Retd) AVSM
      Chief Operating Officer & Medical Superintendent
      Kasturba Hospital,
      Madhav Nagar, Manipal. - 576104
      Office. : 0820 - 2922444
      Res: 0820-2922389
      Fax: 0820 - 2571934
      Mobile:09980548664

      " remember that sadhana is your first priority! You should make time
      to do sadhana, you should be smart in managing time. There is no end
      to work, there is always work everyday. So make time for sadhana.
      Make it a rule - if you don’t do sadhana, you won’t eat the next meal.
      Promise yourself that you won't eat till you have finished sadhana.
      Then it becomes a routine. When doing sadhana, say: “Let me do a
      couple more bhastrika breaths* , a few more minutes of meditation...”
      If you make your own rules like this, then there is no limit to the
      strength you will gain.
      By working, your energy and strength gets spent. Through sadhana, we
      can regain the energy and strength.
      Sri Sri ! "
    • sheila mathai
      Dear Daljit, We should all start with training the nurses and doctors of our own hospitals and during this week we can hold workshops and lectures. We have
      Message 3 of 10 , Jul 22, 2009
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        Dear Daljit,
        We should all start with training the nurses and doctors of our own hospitals and during this week we can hold workshops and lectures. We have held a workshop on Lactation Management at Pune and are having one at INHS Asvini during World Breastfeeding Week. We had made a teaching CD as well from AFMC and if any of the younger  paediatricians are interested they could contact me for any teaching material/videos/slides. I think we are all passionate about breastfeeding and what we need to do is to put are thoughts and feelings into action.
        Surg Capt Sheila Mathai, MD, DNB, DM
        Senior Adviser (Pediatrics & Neonatology)
        Professor & Head of Department
        Department of Pediatrics
        INHS Asvini
        Colaba
        Mumbai 400005


        --- On Wed, 7/22/09, DALJIT SINGH <maapavitra@...> wrote:

        From: DALJIT SINGH <maapavitra@...>
        Subject: [defencepeds] breast feeding week [1 Attachment]
        To: defencepeds@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 6:42 AM

         
        Dear Senior Colleagues & friends,
         
        The theme for this year's world breast feeding week (01-07 August 2009) is"Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you ready?".
        We, the services pediatricians are rather soft on the issue of exclusive breast feeding. Other than AVM TS raghu Raman, I have not seen anyone who was passionate about it. We choose to be practical rather than ideal. We do not mind Lactogen being the first feed for our babies rather than breast feed. We cite practical difficulties, issues of foster feeding and HIV and all other possible excuses rather than being passionate about ensuring that babies are only on breast feeds. Apart from paying lip service, do we plan to do something else this year about breast feeding in our nurseries.

      • Gopinathan Nair
        I fully endorse the views expressed by Raghu. I am sure together we can do this. ... _________________________________________________________________ Stay
        Message 4 of 10 , Jul 26, 2009
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          I fully endorse the views expressed by Raghu. I am sure together we can do this.
          > To: defencepeds@yahoogroups.com
          > From: tsraghu26@...
          > Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 06:47:29 +0530
          > Subject: Re: [defencepeds] breast feeding week
          >
          > Dear friends,
          > As Pediatricians we need to be strong advocates for every newborn and
          > take a commitement for every newborn. We need to forget the usual
          > hurdels of rank, seniortity, boss, commandants & so on. The hurdels if
          > any can be removed only if we continue to impress upon the scientific
          > evidence of exclusive breast feeding for every newborn in both
          > professional & social forums. It is the knowledge that will only
          > remove all the concepts being carried by some.
          > I suggest that my dear collegues in AFMC should intiate (if not
          > already done) the process of getting all hospitals in Armed forces to
          > get certified as baby friendly. Can we make it mandotory for all
          > graded specialists in Pediatrics to bring along the certificate during
          > attachment for classification under Senior Advisor? I am sounding
          > little harsh, but the time has come to become accountable as a
          > Pediatricians.
          > All senior advisors during their visit must have a knowledge session
          > on breast feeding for doctors & parents.
          > I have been to fortunate to have with me committed pediatricians like
          > Gp Capt Dalijit, Gp Capt Ravichander & Wg cdr Venkateshwar.
          >
          > "differences in idealogies & actions,how big they are,can be resolved
          > through dialogue. It is the only way to bring people together" Sri Sri
          > Ravishanker
          >
          > On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 7:12 PM, DALJIT SINGH<maapavitra@...> wrote:
          > >
          > > [Attachment(s) from DALJIT SINGH included below]
          > >
          > > Dear Senior Colleagues & friends,
          > >
          > > The theme for this year's world breast feeding week (01-07
          > > August 2009) is"Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you ready?".
          > > We, the services pediatricians are rather soft on the issue of exclusive
          > > breast feeding. Other than AVM TS raghu Raman, I have not seen anyone who
          > > was passionate about it. We choose to be practical rather than ideal. We do
          > > not mind Lactogen being the first feed for our babies rather than breast
          > > feed. We cite practical difficulties, issues of foster feeding and HIV and
          > > all other possible excuses rather than being passionate about ensuring that
          > > babies are only on breast feeds. Apart from paying lip service, do we plan
          > > to do something else this year about breast feeding in our nurseries.
          > >
          > >
          >
          >
          >
          > --
          > AVM(Dr) TS Raghu Raman (Retd) AVSM
          > Chief Operating Officer & Medical Superintendent
          > Kasturba Hospital,
          > Madhav Nagar, Manipal. - 576104
          > Office. : 0820 - 2922444
          > Res: 0820-2922389
          > Fax: 0820 - 2571934
          > Mobile:09980548664
          >
          > " remember that sadhana is your first priority! You should make time
          > to do sadhana, you should be smart in managing time. There is no end
          > to work, there is always work everyday. So make time for sadhana.
          > Make it a rule - if you don’t do sadhana, you won’t eat the next meal.
          > Promise yourself that you won't eat till you have finished sadhana.
          > Then it becomes a routine. When doing sadhana, say: “Let me do a
          > couple more bhastrika breaths* , a few more minutes of meditation...”
          > If you make your own rules like this, then there is no limit to the
          > strength you will gain.
          > By working, your energy and strength gets spent. Through sadhana, we
          > can regain the energy and strength.
          > Sri Sri ! "
          >
          >
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        • umaraju
          Sir I meant it.moderation is the mantra if we actually want things done.Being authoritative rarely pays even in uniform coz folks may carry out our bidding for
          Message 5 of 10 , Aug 5 6:30 AM
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            Sir
            I meant it.moderation is the mantra if we actually want things done.Being authoritative rarely pays even in uniform coz folks may carry out our bidding for the moment only.surely we want more. and the size of the hospital does not matter as we need to do an outreach programme as well.
            tried to contact u on ur mob to no avail.wanted to pow wow essentially-regards-umaraju

            On Tue, 04 Aug 2009 09:56:33 +0530 wrote
            >
            >Nice to see so many responses. However, I feel we should not concentrate only on big hospitals.Our youngsters are capable enough to carry forward the message.Probably they are in a better position with less work load and more time in their hands.And do not forget other hospitals where we are training PGs. Regards MNG
            >Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 15:09:36 +0000
            >To: nairmng@...
            >Subject: Re: RE: [defencepeds] breast feeding week
            >From: columaraju@...
            >
            >Dear All
            >
            >it is a good idea to hold training, educating sessions for health workers & clintele and communicate  the events to all on def paeds.
            >
            >However we need to maintain a sense of balance on this account. while it is a good idea to strive to get the service hospitals baby friendly, forcing gr spls to carry the completion cert prior to classification is being excessive .one of the negative fallouts of such regimentation would be that the entire baby friendly exercise would be carried out in letter rather than spirit.Hence it would be a good idea at AFMC,Bangalore,AHRR and asvini where are spls are trained, emphasis is provided on baby friendly practices and then let are young turks go out and use their iniative. regards to all and a invite to visit 7AFH.umaraju
            >
            >On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 18:31:41 +0530  wrote
            >
            >>
            >
            >>I fully endorse the views expressed by Raghu. I am sure together we can do this.
            >
            >>> To: defencepeds@yahoogroups.com
            >
            >>> From: tsraghu26@...
            >
            >>> Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 06:47:29 +0530
            >
            >>> Subject: Re: [defencepeds] breast feeding week
            >
            >>>
            >
            >>> Dear friends,
            >
            >>> As Pediatricians we need to be strong advocates for every newborn and
            >
            >>> take a commitement for every newborn. We need to forget the usual
            >
            >>> hurdels of rank, seniortity, boss, commandants & so on. The hurdels if
            >
            >>> any can be removed only if we continue to impress upon the scientific
            >
            >>> evidence of exclusive breast feeding for every newborn in both
            >
            >>> professional & social forums. It is the knowledge that will only
            >
            >>> remove all the concepts being carried by some.
            >
            >>> I suggest that my dear collegues in AFMC should intiate (if not
            >
            >>> already done) the process of getting all hospitals in Armed forces to
            >
            >>> get certified as baby friendly. Can we make it mandotory for all
            >
            >>> graded specialists in Pediatrics to bring along the certificate during
            >
            >>> attachment for classification under Senior Advisor? I am sounding
            >
            >>> little harsh, but the time has come to become accountable as a
            >
            >>> Pediatricians.
            >
            >>> All senior advisors during their visit must have a knowledge session
            >
            >>> on breast feeding for doctors & parents.
            >
            >>> I have been to fortunate to have with me committed pediatricians like
            >
            >>> Gp Capt Dalijit, Gp Capt Ravichander & Wg cdr Venkateshwar.
            >
            >>>
            >
            >>> "differences in idealogies & actions,how big they are,can be resolved
            >
            >>> through dialogue. It is the only way to bring people together" Sri Sri
            >
            >>> Ravishanker
            >
            >>>
            >
            >>> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 7:12 PM, DALJIT SINGH wrote:
            >
            >>> >
            >
            >>> > [Attachment(s) from DALJIT SINGH included below]
            >
            >>> >
            >
            >>> > Dear Senior Colleagues & friends,
            >
            >>> >
            >
            >>> > The theme for this year's world breast feeding week (01-07
            >
            >>> > August 2009) is"Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you ready?".
            >
            >>> > We, the services pediatricians are rather soft on the issue of exclusive
            >
            >>> > breast feeding. Other than AVM TS raghu Raman, I have not seen anyone who
            >
            >>> > was passionate about it. We choose to be practical rather than ideal. We do
            >
            >>> > not mind Lactogen being the first feed for our babies rather than breast
            >
            >>> > feed. We cite practical difficulties, issues of foster feeding and HIV and
            >
            >>> > all other possible excuses rather than being passionate about ensuring that
            >
            >>> > babies are only on breast feeds. Apart from paying lip service, do we plan
            >
            >>> > to do something else this year about breast feeding in our nurseries.
            >
            >>> >
            >
            >>> >
            >
            >>>
            >
            >>>
            >
            >>>
            >
            >>> --
            >
            >>> AVM(Dr) TS Raghu Raman (Retd) AVSM
            >
            >>> Chief Operating Officer & Medical Superintendent
            >
            >>> Kasturba Hospital,
            >
            >>> Madhav Nagar, Manipal. - 576104
            >
            >>> Office. : 0820 - 2922444
            >
            >>> Res: 0820-2922389
            >
            >>> Fax: 0820 - 2571934
            >
            >>> Mobile:09980548664
            >
            >>>
            >
            >>>  " remember that sadhana is your first priority! You should make time
            >
            >>> to do sadhana, you should be smart in managing time. There is no end
            >
            >>> to work, there is always work everyday. So make time for sadhana.
            >
            >>> Make it a rule - if you dont do sadhana, you wont eat the next meal.
            >
            >>> Promise yourself that you won't eat till you have finished sadhana.
            >
            >>> Then it becomes a routine. When doing sadhana, say: Let me do a
            >
            >>> couple more bhastrika breaths* , a few more minutes of meditation...
            >
            >>> If you make your own rules like this, then there is no limit to the
            >
            >>> strength you will gain.
            >
            >>> By working, your energy and strength gets spent. Through sadhana, we
            >
            >>> can regain the energy and strength.
            >
            >>> Sri Sri !  "
            >
            >>>
            >
            >>>
            >
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            >
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          • pradeep reddy
            Dear Groupie Daljit Sir & Capt Sheila Madam, I would like to put on record my humble experience of trying to get in the culture of exclusive breast feeding at
            Message 6 of 10 , Aug 11 7:01 AM
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              Dear Groupie Daljit Sir & Capt Sheila Madam,
              I would like to put on record my humble experience of trying to get in
              the culture of exclusive breast feeding at places where I had
              served-Jhansi,Udhampur and Secunderabad and now here at Yol,Himachal
              Pradesh.I have found anaesthesiologists and obstetricians were much
              more in tune with this ennobling concept than our own fellow
              pediatricians i.e.,once u educated them about the basics of breast
              milk physiology.But to reach there we had to convince an extremely
              disparate but affected group of people-the adminstrators (both AMC and
              sorrounding units and centres),OC SHO,the ward sahayikas,nursing
              officers and neighbouring group of private practitioners and medical
              college crowd.Once this was done -
              a)by talking to ward sahayikas and safaiwalis in the local lingo,
              b)the civil doctors were involved in doing the workshop in the local
              fauji hospital,
              c)adminstrators at every level were made to understand the magnitude
              and emergency of the problem ,
              d)the nursing officers and LADY MEDICAL OFFICERS(esp those who were
              mothers to be) were explained about the ease of adhering to exclusive
              breast feeding,
              e)booklets on antenatal care,infant feeding and routine child care
              were distributed in Hindi/Telugu/English were given to mothers
              getting themselves booked in antenatal OPD
              f)Breast feeding promotion week was taken as an opportunity to hold
              workshops not just in hospital but also in places where adolescent
              students in local schools and colleges could be educated and places
              where young officers populace was concentrated-Air Force Academy,
              the job became easier to 1)start putting babies to breast on the OT
              Table and labour table,
              2)convincing the adm people to stop admitting LSCS babies routinely in
              NICU,3)REMOVING THE CYNICISM AMONGST nursing officers about
              possibility of breast feeding within half an hour of birth,4)weaning
              off babies from bottle in those who have been exposed to it before six
              months and 5)finally get the BFHI certification from the central and
              state IAP authorities.
              We at MH Yol have just concluded the celebration of this most
              important health care activity of the year(In fact WHO has long back
              declared breast feeding promotion as the most effective intervention
              for bringing down the infant mortality world over-both in developing
              as well as the developed countries!!).
              Our week started off with the usual 45 mts talk with the ward
              sahayikas,followed next day by a talk in Hindi at the stn auditorium
              by the gynaecologist,OC SHO,SENIOR NURSING OFFICER and self on topics
              of breast milk feeding preparation antenatally, initiation and
              maintenance and economic value of breast milk and finally concluding
              by discussion on problems encountered during breast feeding-in
              Hindi.The week got concluded by holding a workshop on breast feeding
              for the station nursing officers,medical officers and civil med
              college pediatricians and preventive and social medicine & gynaecology
              staff which consisted of a pre-workshop questionnaire,discussion by
              the four important specialists,viz., obstetrician,nursing officer of
              family ward,the DADH and self, followed by post test questionnaire
              discussion and clarifications.Anyone interested in the format of the
              workshop we have had can contact me-it`s taken me quite many number of
              hours spent on the computer to translate things into hindi and telugu.
              I am presently planning to translate the survey of breast feeding into
              hindi and telugu as well for the survey shortly to be held in the
              local populace here.Another thing I find interesting to mention here
              is the opportunity I got this time for a lady to talk to the stn
              audience on her experience with bottle feeding along with another
              similar aged child`s mother who followed the tenets of BFHI
              Guidelines-definitely ,a very courageous thing for someone to admit to
              her mistakes and foibles.
              I must also mention here that I haven`t heard of any other hospital
              other than CHAF,B`lore being certified as BFHI compliant.Does that
              mean no one is adhering to any of these guidelines or are we all
              overlooking this important aspect in all our hospitals ,inspite of our
              own fauji medical audit systems of senior adviser visits,fatal
              documents endorsements, specialist report and returns and that all
              pervasive system of ACRs and PCRs???
              I remain here with warmest regards to all,
              Pradeep

              On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 7:21 AM, sheila mathai<sheilamathai@...> wrote:
              >
              >
              > Dear Daljit,
              > We should all start with training the nurses and doctors of our own
              > hospitals and during this week we can hold workshops and lectures. We have
              > held a workshop on Lactation Management at Pune and are having one at INHS
              > Asvini during World Breastfeeding Week. We had made a teaching CD as
              > well from AFMC and if any of the younger  paediatricians are interested they
              > could contact me for any teaching material/videos/slides. I think we are all
              > passionate about breastfeeding and what we need to do is to put are thoughts
              > and feelings into action.
              > Surg Capt Sheila Mathai, MD, DNB, DM
              > Senior Adviser (Pediatrics & Neonatology)
              > Professor & Head of Department
              > Department of Pediatrics
              > INHS Asvini
              > Colaba
              > Mumbai 400005
              >
              > --- On Wed, 7/22/09, DALJIT SINGH <maapavitra@...> wrote:
              >
              > From: DALJIT SINGH <maapavitra@...>
              > Subject: [defencepeds] breast feeding week [1 Attachment]
              > To: defencepeds@yahoogroups.com
              > Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 6:42 AM
              >
              >
              > Dear Senior Colleagues & friends,
              >
              > The theme for this year's world breast feeding week (01-07
              > August 2009) is"Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you ready?".
              > We, the services pediatricians are rather soft on the issue of exclusive
              > breast feeding. Other than AVM TS raghu Raman, I have not seen anyone who
              > was passionate about it. We choose to be practical rather than ideal. We do
              > not mind Lactogen being the first feed for our babies rather than breast
              > feed. We cite practical difficulties, issues of foster feeding and HIV and
              > all other possible excuses rather than being passionate about ensuring that
              > babies are only on breast feeds. Apart from paying lip service, do we plan
              > to do something else this year about breast feeding in our nurseries.
              >
              >
            • raghuraman ts
              dear pradeep, great. I like your determination. Keep up. But a word of caution. dont worry about others who are not yet convinced. they will also join. have
              Message 7 of 10 , Aug 11 6:13 PM
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                dear pradeep,
                great. I like your determination. Keep up. But a word of caution. dont
                worry about others who are not yet convinced. they will also join.
                have perseverence!!!!!!


                regds

                On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 7:31 PM, pradeep
                reddy<mettupradeepreddy@...> wrote:
                >
                >
                > Dear Groupie Daljit Sir & Capt Sheila Madam,
                > I would like to put on record my humble experience of trying to get in
                > the culture of exclusive breast feeding at places where I had
                > served-Jhansi,Udhampur and Secunderabad and now here at Yol,Himachal
                > Pradesh.I have found anaesthesiologists and obstetricians were much
                > more in tune with this ennobling concept than our own fellow
                > pediatricians i.e.,once u educated them about the basics of breast
                > milk physiology.But to reach there we had to convince an extremely
                > disparate but affected group of people-the adminstrators (both AMC and
                > sorrounding units and centres),OC SHO,the ward sahayikas,nursing
                > officers and neighbouring group of private practitioners and medical
                > college crowd.Once this was done -
                > a)by talking to ward sahayikas and safaiwalis in the local lingo,
                > b)the civil doctors were involved in doing the workshop in the local
                > fauji hospital,
                > c)adminstrators at every level were made to understand the magnitude
                > and emergency of the problem ,
                > d)the nursing officers and LADY MEDICAL OFFICERS(esp those who were
                > mothers to be) were explained about the ease of adhering to exclusive
                > breast feeding,
                > e)booklets on antenatal care,infant feeding and routine child care
                > were distributed in Hindi/Telugu/English were given to mothers
                > getting themselves booked in antenatal OPD
                > f)Breast feeding promotion week was taken as an opportunity to hold
                > workshops not just in hospital but also in places where adolescent
                > students in local schools and colleges could be educated and places
                > where young officers populace was concentrated-Air Force Academy,
                > the job became easier to 1)start putting babies to breast on the OT
                > Table and labour table,
                > 2)convincing the adm people to stop admitting LSCS babies routinely in
                > NICU,3)REMOVING THE CYNICISM AMONGST nursing officers about
                > possibility of breast feeding within half an hour of birth,4)weaning
                > off babies from bottle in those who have been exposed to it before six
                > months and 5)finally get the BFHI certification from the central and
                > state IAP authorities.
                > We at MH Yol have just concluded the celebration of this most
                > important health care activity of the year(In fact WHO has long back
                > declared breast feeding promotion as the most effective intervention
                > for bringing down the infant mortality world over-both in developing
                > as well as the developed countries!!).
                > Our week started off with the usual 45 mts talk with the ward
                > sahayikas,followed next day by a talk in Hindi at the stn auditorium
                > by the gynaecologist,OC SHO,SENIOR NURSING OFFICER and self on topics
                > of breast milk feeding preparation antenatally, initiation and
                > maintenance and economic value of breast milk and finally concluding
                > by discussion on problems encountered during breast feeding-in
                > Hindi.The week got concluded by holding a workshop on breast feeding
                > for the station nursing officers,medical officers and civil med
                > college pediatricians and preventive and social medicine & gynaecology
                > staff which consisted of a pre-workshop questionnaire,discussion by
                > the four important specialists,viz., obstetrician,nursing officer of
                > family ward,the DADH and self, followed by post test questionnaire
                > discussion and clarifications.Anyone interested in the format of the
                > workshop we have had can contact me-it`s taken me quite many number of
                > hours spent on the computer to translate things into hindi and telugu.
                > I am presently planning to translate the survey of breast feeding into
                > hindi and telugu as well for the survey shortly to be held in the
                > local populace here.Another thing I find interesting to mention here
                > is the opportunity I got this time for a lady to talk to the stn
                > audience on her experience with bottle feeding along with another
                > similar aged child`s mother who followed the tenets of BFHI
                > Guidelines-definitely ,a very courageous thing for someone to admit to
                > her mistakes and foibles.
                > I must also mention here that I haven`t heard of any other hospital
                > other than CHAF,B`lore being certified as BFHI compliant.Does that
                > mean no one is adhering to any of these guidelines or are we all
                > overlooking this important aspect in all our hospitals ,inspite of our
                > own fauji medical audit systems of senior adviser visits,fatal
                > documents endorsements, specialist report and returns and that all
                > pervasive system of ACRs and PCRs???
                > I remain here with warmest regards to all,
                > Pradeep
                >
                > On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 7:21 AM, sheila mathai<sheilamathai@...>
                > wrote:
                >>
                >>
                >> Dear Daljit,
                >> We should all start with training the nurses and doctors of our own
                >> hospitals and during this week we can hold workshops and lectures. We have
                >> held a workshop on Lactation Management at Pune and are having one at INHS
                >> Asvini during World Breastfeeding Week. We had made a teaching CD as
                >> well from AFMC and if any of the younger  paediatricians are interested
                >> they
                >> could contact me for any teaching material/videos/slides. I think we are
                >> all
                >> passionate about breastfeeding and what we need to do is to put are
                >> thoughts
                >> and feelings into action.
                >> Surg Capt Sheila Mathai, MD, DNB, DM
                >> Senior Adviser (Pediatrics & Neonatology)
                >> Professor & Head of Department
                >> Department of Pediatrics
                >> INHS Asvini
                >> Colaba
                >> Mumbai 400005
                >>
                >> --- On Wed, 7/22/09, DALJIT SINGH <maapavitra@...> wrote:
                >>
                >> From: DALJIT SINGH <maapavitra@...>
                >> Subject: [defencepeds] breast feeding week [1 Attachment]
                >> To: defencepeds@yahoogroups.com
                >> Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 6:42 AM
                >>
                >>
                >> Dear Senior Colleagues & friends,
                >>
                >> The theme for this year's world breast feeding week (01-07
                >> August 2009) is"Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you
                >> ready?".
                >> We, the services pediatricians are rather soft on the issue of exclusive
                >> breast feeding. Other than AVM TS raghu Raman, I have not seen anyone who
                >> was passionate about it. We choose to be practical rather than ideal. We
                >> do
                >> not mind Lactogen being the first feed for our babies rather than breast
                >> feed. We cite practical difficulties, issues of foster feeding and HIV and
                >> all other possible excuses rather than being passionate about ensuring
                >> that
                >> babies are only on breast feeds. Apart from paying lip service, do we plan
                >> to do something else this year about breast feeding in our nurseries.
                >>
                >>
                >
                >



                --
                AVM(Dr) TS Raghu Raman (Retd) AVSM
                Chief Operating Officer & Medical Superintendent
                Kasturba Hospital,
                Madhav Nagar, Manipal. - 576104
                Office. : 0820 - 2922444
                Res: 0820-2922389
                Fax: 0820 - 2571934
                Mobile:09980548664

                " The human mind which is stressed and tense only
                judges,discrimates,loves this,does'nt love that,makes one hundred
                boundaries,ifs & buts,doubts,and then removes itself from
                existence.this removal of existence from the flow of existence is
                called separation
                Sri Sri ! "
              • sheila mathai
                Dear Pradeep, Congratulations on your genuine effort! We need more such dedicated people in each hospital as a Lactation Consulatant Group who can continue the
                Message 8 of 10 , Aug 12 6:50 AM
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                  Dear Pradeep,
                  Congratulations on your genuine effort! We need more such dedicated people in each hospital as a Lactation Consulatant Group who can continue the good work on a day to day basis. We could involve mothers who have sucessfully breastfed and who have the time to come for an hour or so to the hospital daily (in addition to nurses).


                  Surg Capt Sheila Mathai, MD, DNB, DM
                  Senior Adviser (Pediatrics & Neonatology)
                  Professor & Head of Department
                  Department of Pediatrics
                  INHS Asvini
                  Colaba
                  Mumbai 400005


                  --- On Tue, 8/11/09, raghuraman ts <tsraghu26@...> wrote:

                  From: raghuraman ts <tsraghu26@...>
                  Subject: Re: [defencepeds] breast feeding week
                  To: defencepeds@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 6:13 PM

                   
                  dear pradeep,
                  great. I like your determination. Keep up. But a word of caution. dont
                  worry about others who are not yet convinced. they will also join.
                  have perseverence! !!!!!

                  regds

                  On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 7:31 PM, pradeep
                  reddy<mettupradeepreddy@ gmail.com> wrote:
                  >
                  >
                  > Dear Groupie Daljit Sir & Capt Sheila Madam,
                  > I would like to put on record my humble experience of trying to get in
                  > the culture of exclusive breast feeding at places where I had
                  > served-Jhansi, Udhampur and Secunderabad and now here at Yol,Himachal
                  > Pradesh.I have found anaesthesiologists and obstetricians were much
                  > more in tune with this ennobling concept than our own fellow
                  > pediatricians i.e.,once u educated them about the basics of breast
                  > milk physiology.But to reach there we had to convince an extremely
                  > disparate but affected group of people-the adminstrators (both AMC and
                  > sorrounding units and centres),OC SHO,the ward sahayikas,nursing
                  > officers and neighbouring group of private practitioners and medical
                  > college crowd.Once this was done -
                  > a)by talking to ward sahayikas and safaiwalis in the local lingo,
                  > b)the civil doctors were involved in doing the workshop in the local
                  > fauji hospital,
                  > c)adminstrators at every level were made to understand the magnitude
                  > and emergency of the problem ,
                  > d)the nursing officers and LADY MEDICAL OFFICERS(esp those who were
                  > mothers to be) were explained about the ease of adhering to exclusive
                  > breast feeding,
                  > e)booklets on antenatal care,infant feeding and routine child care
                  > were distributed in Hindi/Telugu/ English were given to mothers
                  > getting themselves booked in antenatal OPD
                  > f)Breast feeding promotion week was taken as an opportunity to hold
                  > workshops not just in hospital but also in places where adolescent
                  > students in local schools and colleges could be educated and places
                  > where young officers populace was concentrated- Air Force Academy,
                  > the job became easier to 1)start putting babies to breast on the OT
                  > Table and labour table,
                  > 2)convincing the adm people to stop admitting LSCS babies routinely in
                  > NICU,3)REMOVING THE CYNICISM AMONGST nursing officers about
                  > possibility of breast feeding within half an hour of birth,4)weaning
                  > off babies from bottle in those who have been exposed to it before six
                  > months and 5)finally get the BFHI certification from the central and
                  > state IAP authorities.
                  > We at MH Yol have just concluded the celebration of this most
                  > important health care activity of the year(In fact WHO has long back
                  > declared breast feeding promotion as the most effective intervention
                  > for bringing down the infant mortality world over-both in developing
                  > as well as the developed countries!!) .
                  > Our week started off with the usual 45 mts talk with the ward
                  > sahayikas,followed next day by a talk in Hindi at the stn auditorium
                  > by the gynaecologist, OC SHO,SENIOR NURSING OFFICER and self on topics
                  > of breast milk feeding preparation antenatally, initiation and
                  > maintenance and economic value of breast milk and finally concluding
                  > by discussion on problems encountered during breast feeding-in
                  > Hindi.The week got concluded by holding a workshop on breast feeding
                  > for the station nursing officers,medical officers and civil med
                  > college pediatricians and preventive and social medicine & gynaecology
                  > staff which consisted of a pre-workshop questionnaire, discussion by
                  > the four important specialists, viz., obstetrician, nursing officer of
                  > family ward,the DADH and self, followed by post test questionnaire
                  > discussion and clarifications. Anyone interested in the format of the
                  > workshop we have had can contact me-it`s taken me quite many number of
                  > hours spent on the computer to translate things into hindi and telugu.
                  > I am presently planning to translate the survey of breast feeding into
                  > hindi and telugu as well for the survey shortly to be held in the
                  > local populace here.Another thing I find interesting to mention here
                  > is the opportunity I got this time for a lady to talk to the stn
                  > audience on her experience with bottle feeding along with another
                  > similar aged child`s mother who followed the tenets of BFHI
                  > Guidelines-definite ly ,a very courageous thing for someone to admit to
                  > her mistakes and foibles.
                  > I must also mention here that I haven`t heard of any other hospital
                  > other than CHAF,B`lore being certified as BFHI compliant.Does that
                  > mean no one is adhering to any of these guidelines or are we all
                  > overlooking this important aspect in all our hospitals ,inspite of our
                  > own fauji medical audit systems of senior adviser visits,fatal
                  > documents endorsements, specialist report and returns and that all
                  > pervasive system of ACRs and PCRs???
                  > I remain here with warmest regards to all,
                  > Pradeep
                  >
                  > On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 7:21 AM, sheila mathai<sheilamathai@ yahoo.com>
                  > wrote:
                  >>
                  >>
                  >> Dear Daljit,
                  >> We should all start with training the nurses and doctors of our own
                  >> hospitals and during this week we can hold workshops and lectures. We have
                  >> held a workshop on Lactation Management at Pune and are having one at INHS
                  >> Asvini during World Breastfeeding Week. We had made a teaching CD as
                  >> well from AFMC and if any of the younger  paediatricians are interested
                  >> they
                  >> could contact me for any teaching material/videos/ slides. I think we are
                  >> all
                  >> passionate about breastfeeding and what we need to do is to put are
                  >> thoughts
                  >> and feelings into action.
                  >> Surg Capt Sheila Mathai, MD, DNB, DM
                  >> Senior Adviser (Pediatrics & Neonatology)
                  >> Professor & Head of Department
                  >> Department of Pediatrics
                  >> INHS Asvini
                  >> Colaba
                  >> Mumbai 400005
                  >>
                  >> --- On Wed, 7/22/09, DALJIT SINGH <maapavitra@gmail. com> wrote:
                  >>
                  >> From: DALJIT SINGH <maapavitra@gmail. com>
                  >> Subject: [defencepeds] breast feeding week [1 Attachment]
                  >> To: defencepeds@ yahoogroups. com
                  >> Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 6:42 AM
                  >>
                  >>
                  >> Dear Senior Colleagues & friends,
                  >>
                  >> The theme for this year's world breast feeding week (01-07
                  >> August 2009) is" Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you
                  >> ready?".
                  >> We, the services pediatricians are rather soft on the issue of exclusive
                  >> breast feeding. Other than AVM TS raghu Raman, I have not seen anyone who
                  >> was passionate about it. We choose to be practical rather than ideal. We
                  >> do
                  >> not mind Lactogen being the first feed for our babies rather than breast
                  >> feed. We cite practical difficulties, issues of foster feeding and HIV and
                  >> all other possible excuses rather than being passionate about ensuring
                  >> that
                  >> babies are only on breast feeds. Apart from paying lip service, do we plan
                  >> to do something else this year about breast feeding in our nurseries.
                  >>
                  >>
                  >
                  >

                  --
                  AVM(Dr) TS Raghu Raman (Retd) AVSM
                  Chief Operating Officer & Medical Superintendent
                  Kasturba Hospital,
                  Madhav Nagar, Manipal. - 576104
                  Office. : 0820 - 2922444
                  Res: 0820-2922389
                  Fax: 0820 - 2571934
                  Mobile:09980548664

                  " The human mind which is stressed and tense only
                  judges,discrimates, loves this,does'nt love that,makes one hundred
                  boundaries,ifs & buts,doubts, and then removes itself from
                  existence.this removal of existence from the flow of existence is
                  called separation
                  Sri Sri ! "

                • Kiran Sodhi
                  Just wanted to share a piece of good news . The college round of the NNF neonatogy quiz was held at St John s hospital on 12.8.09 .Maj Rahul Sinha and Dr
                  Message 9 of 10 , Aug 12 10:43 PM
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                    Just wanted to share a piece of good news . The college round of the NNF neonatogy quiz was held at St John's hospital on 12.8.09 .Maj Rahul Sinha and Dr Chandrashekhar who participated from CHAF Bangalore  were judged first amongst the nine participating medical colleges from Bangalore zone . They will now represent Bangalore zone in the next round . Congratulations to both of them.

                    --- On Wed, 12/8/09, raghuraman ts <tsraghu26@...> wrote:

                    From: raghuraman ts <tsraghu26@...>
                    Subject: Re: [defencepeds] breast feeding week
                    To: defencepeds@yahoogroups.com
                    Date: Wednesday, 12 August, 2009, 6:43 AM

                     
                    dear pradeep,
                    great. I like your determination. Keep up. But a word of caution. dont
                    worry about others who are not yet convinced. they will also join.
                    have perseverence! !!!!!

                    regds

                    On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 7:31 PM, pradeep
                    reddy<mettupradeepreddy@ gmail.com> wrote:
                    >
                    >
                    > Dear Groupie Daljit Sir & Capt Sheila Madam,
                    > I would like to put on record my humble experience of trying to get in
                    > the culture of exclusive breast feeding at places where I had
                    > served-Jhansi, Udhampur and Secunderabad and now here at Yol,Himachal
                    > Pradesh.I have found anaesthesiologists and obstetricians were much
                    > more in tune with this ennobling concept than our own fellow
                    > pediatricians i.e.,once u educated them about the basics of breast
                    > milk physiology.But to reach there we had to convince an extremely
                    > disparate but affected group of people-the adminstrators (both AMC and
                    > sorrounding units and centres),OC SHO,the ward sahayikas,nursing
                    > officers and neighbouring group of private practitioners and medical
                    > college crowd.Once this was done -
                    > a)by talking to ward sahayikas and safaiwalis in the local lingo,
                    > b)the civil doctors were involved in doing the workshop in the local
                    > fauji hospital,
                    > c)adminstrators at every level were made to understand the magnitude
                    > and emergency of the problem ,
                    > d)the nursing officers and LADY MEDICAL OFFICERS(esp those who were
                    > mothers to be) were explained about the ease of adhering to exclusive
                    > breast feeding,
                    > e)booklets on antenatal care,infant feeding and routine child care
                    > were distributed in Hindi/Telugu/ English were given to mothers
                    > getting themselves booked in antenatal OPD
                    > f)Breast feeding promotion week was taken as an opportunity to hold
                    > workshops not just in hospital but also in places where adolescent
                    > students in local schools and colleges could be educated and places
                    > where young officers populace was concentrated- Air Force Academy,
                    > the job became easier to 1)start putting babies to breast on the OT
                    > Table and labour table,
                    > 2)convincing the adm people to stop admitting LSCS babies routinely in
                    > NICU,3)REMOVING THE CYNICISM AMONGST nursing officers about
                    > possibility of breast feeding within half an hour of birth,4)weaning
                    > off babies from bottle in those who have been exposed to it before six
                    > months and 5)finally get the BFHI certification from the central and
                    > state IAP authorities.
                    > We at MH Yol have just concluded the celebration of this most
                    > important health care activity of the year(In fact WHO has long back
                    > declared breast feeding promotion as the most effective intervention
                    > for bringing down the infant mortality world over-both in developing
                    > as well as the developed countries!!) .
                    > Our week started off with the usual 45 mts talk with the ward
                    > sahayikas,followed next day by a talk in Hindi at the stn auditorium
                    > by the gynaecologist, OC SHO,SENIOR NURSING OFFICER and self on topics
                    > of breast milk feeding preparation antenatally, initiation and
                    > maintenance and economic value of breast milk and finally concluding
                    > by discussion on problems encountered during breast feeding-in
                    > Hindi.The week got concluded by holding a workshop on breast feeding
                    > for the station nursing officers,medical officers and civil med
                    > college pediatricians and preventive and social medicine & gynaecology
                    > staff which consisted of a pre-workshop questionnaire, discussion by
                    > the four important specialists, viz., obstetrician, nursing officer of
                    > family ward,the DADH and self, followed by post test questionnaire
                    > discussion and clarifications. Anyone interested in the format of the
                    > workshop we have had can contact me-it`s taken me quite many number of
                    > hours spent on the computer to translate things into hindi and telugu.
                    > I am presently planning to translate the survey of breast feeding into
                    > hindi and telugu as well for the survey shortly to be held in the
                    > local populace here.Another thing I find interesting to mention here
                    > is the opportunity I got this time for a lady to talk to the stn
                    > audience on her experience with bottle feeding along with another
                    > similar aged child`s mother who followed the tenets of BFHI
                    > Guidelines-definite ly ,a very courageous thing for someone to admit to
                    > her mistakes and foibles.
                    > I must also mention here that I haven`t heard of any other hospital
                    > other than CHAF,B`lore being certified as BFHI compliant.Does that
                    > mean no one is adhering to any of these guidelines or are we all
                    > overlooking this important aspect in all our hospitals ,inspite of our
                    > own fauji medical audit systems of senior adviser visits,fatal
                    > documents endorsements, specialist report and returns and that all
                    > pervasive system of ACRs and PCRs???
                    > I remain here with warmest regards to all,
                    > Pradeep
                    >
                    > On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 7:21 AM, sheila mathai<sheilamathai@ yahoo.com>
                    > wrote:
                    >>
                    >>
                    >> Dear Daljit,
                    >> We should all start with training the nurses and doctors of our own
                    >> hospitals and during this week we can hold workshops and lectures. We have
                    >> held a workshop on Lactation Management at Pune and are having one at INHS
                    >> Asvini during World Breastfeeding Week. We had made a teaching CD as
                    >> well from AFMC and if any of the younger  paediatricians are interested
                    >> they
                    >> could contact me for any teaching material/videos/ slides. I think we are
                    >> all
                    >> passionate about breastfeeding and what we need to do is to put are
                    >> thoughts
                    >> and feelings into action.
                    >> Surg Capt Sheila Mathai, MD, DNB, DM
                    >> Senior Adviser (Pediatrics & Neonatology)
                    >> Professor & Head of Department
                    >> Department of Pediatrics
                    >> INHS Asvini
                    >> Colaba
                    >> Mumbai 400005
                    >>
                    >> --- On Wed, 7/22/09, DALJIT SINGH <maapavitra@gmail. com> wrote:
                    >>
                    >> From: DALJIT SINGH <maapavitra@gmail. com>
                    >> Subject: [defencepeds] breast feeding week [1 Attachment]
                    >> To: defencepeds@ yahoogroups. com
                    >> Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 6:42 AM
                    >>
                    >>
                    >> Dear Senior Colleagues & friends,
                    >>
                    >> The theme for this year's world breast feeding week (01-07
                    >> August 2009) is" Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you
                    >> ready?".
                    >> We, the services pediatricians are rather soft on the issue of exclusive
                    >> breast feeding. Other than AVM TS raghu Raman, I have not seen anyone who
                    >> was passionate about it. We choose to be practical rather than ideal. We
                    >> do
                    >> not mind Lactogen being the first feed for our babies rather than breast
                    >> feed. We cite practical difficulties, issues of foster feeding and HIV and
                    >> all other possible excuses rather than being passionate about ensuring
                    >> that
                    >> babies are only on breast feeds. Apart from paying lip service, do we plan
                    >> to do something else this year about breast feeding in our nurseries.
                    >>
                    >>
                    >
                    >

                    --
                    AVM(Dr) TS Raghu Raman (Retd) AVSM
                    Chief Operating Officer & Medical Superintendent
                    Kasturba Hospital,
                    Madhav Nagar, Manipal. - 576104
                    Office. : 0820 - 2922444
                    Res: 0820-2922389
                    Fax: 0820 - 2571934
                    Mobile:09980548664

                    " The human mind which is stressed and tense only
                    judges,discrimates, loves this,does'nt love that,makes one hundred
                    boundaries,ifs & buts,doubts, and then removes itself from
                    existence.this removal of existence from the flow of existence is
                    called separation
                    Sri Sri ! "


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                  • pradeep reddy
                    Dear AVM Raghuraman Sir and Capt Sheila Madam, Thanx a zillion for the encouraging words-coming from you BOTH,these compliments mean a lot to me.I had mooted a
                    Message 10 of 10 , Aug 13 4:22 PM
                    Dear AVM Raghuraman Sir and Capt Sheila Madam,
                    Thanx a zillion for the encouraging words-coming from you BOTH,these
                    compliments mean a lot to me.I had mooted a proposal at Secunderabad
                    to the present President IAP AP Chapter for a hotline on infant
                    feeding on the lines of 108(emegency ambulance services) and
                    104(emergency health information) in Mar 2007.The funding(Satyam
                    group) and business proposal were almost being finalized when the
                    scandal of accounting malpractices happened .Now the same is being
                    approached for funding from Dr.Reddy`s Lab-the rough guidelines being
                    that of taglines like"Give us a call before u touch the
                    bottle","Become a breast volunteer" and "look who`s been fed at the
                    breast"(the celebrities planned for propagating at both the national
                    and state level too were finalized-on the lines of ads of national
                    rural health mission) . The motivation to propose this was the
                    VACCICON in 2008 where in it was realized that the entire conference
                    bill was about Rs.76 lakhs.The budget to establish a La Leche League
                    kind of Indianised version was worked out to be within ten lakh
                    rupees for establishment and another 03 lakh rupees for monthly
                    recurring expenses all over the country.
                    Our efforts at Secunderabad was to spread the information amongst
                    young officers,for we felt that these indls and their lady wives would
                    become our agents of change for they were going to be the future
                    commanders and it was felt that their actions would be emulated by
                    people they would lead -thus officers of MCEME,Air Force
                    Academy,Regimental Centres of Artillery,EME and AOC were targeted
                    specifically. We did manage to have some of these ladies volunteer for
                    talking to nursing mothers both at military hospital and the govt
                    medical college hospital locally but ours being a migrant population
                    most of them would be not seen after sometime-either because of the
                    posting or completion of courses they had come for.The concept of
                    home based social workers non-existent in army/AF we felt the AWWA
                    and AFWWA members could be used to substitute for them for
                    propagating correct infant feeding practices-a concept which I am
                    trying out here in the captive population of Yol Cantt.Lastly ,I am
                    attaching herewith Colonel Laxmi Dutt Sharma`s Obituary-some of us
                    who have had the privilege to have known him know him to have been
                    possessed and imbued with all those qualities requisite for an ideal
                    pediatrician-compassionate,soft spoken,brilliant academician and an
                    ever-smiling persona.
                    Regards,
                    Pradeep


                    On 7/23/09, raghuraman ts <tsraghu26@...> wrote:
                    > Dear friends,
                    > As Pediatricians we need to be strong advocates for every newborn and
                    > take a commitement for every newborn. We need to forget the usual
                    > hurdels of rank, seniortity, boss, commandants & so on. The hurdels if
                    > any can be removed only if we continue to impress upon the scientific
                    > evidence of exclusive breast feeding for every newborn in both
                    > professional & social forums. It is the knowledge that will only
                    > remove all the concepts being carried by some.
                    > I suggest that my dear collegues in AFMC should intiate (if not
                    > already done) the process of getting all hospitals in Armed forces to
                    > get certified as baby friendly. Can we make it mandotory for all
                    > graded specialists in Pediatrics to bring along the certificate during
                    > attachment for classification under Senior Advisor? I am sounding
                    > little harsh, but the time has come to become accountable as a
                    > Pediatricians.
                    > All senior advisors during their visit must have a knowledge session
                    > on breast feeding for doctors & parents.
                    > I have been to fortunate to have with me committed pediatricians like
                    > Gp Capt Dalijit, Gp Capt Ravichander & Wg cdr Venkateshwar.
                    >
                    > "differences in idealogies & actions,how big they are,can be resolved
                    > through dialogue. It is the only way to bring people together" Sri Sri
                    > Ravishanker
                    >
                    > On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 7:12 PM, DALJIT SINGH<maapavitra@...> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > [Attachment(s) from DALJIT SINGH included below]
                    > >
                    > > Dear Senior Colleagues & friends,
                    > >
                    > > The theme for this year's world breast feeding week (01-07
                    > > August 2009) is"Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you ready?".
                    > > We, the services pediatricians are rather soft on the issue of exclusive
                    > > breast feeding. Other than AVM TS raghu Raman, I have not seen anyone who
                    > > was passionate about it. We choose to be practical rather than ideal. We do
                    > > not mind Lactogen being the first feed for our babies rather than breast
                    > > feed. We cite practical difficulties, issues of foster feeding and HIV and
                    > > all other possible excuses rather than being passionate about ensuring that
                    > > babies are only on breast feeds. Apart from paying lip service, do we plan
                    > > to do something else this year about breast feeding in our nurseries.
                    > >
                    > >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > --
                    > AVM(Dr) TS Raghu Raman (Retd) AVSM
                    > Chief Operating Officer & Medical Superintendent
                    > Kasturba Hospital,
                    > Madhav Nagar, Manipal. - 576104
                    > Office. : 0820 - 2922444
                    > Res: 0820-2922389
                    > Fax: 0820 - 2571934
                    > Mobile:09980548664
                    >
                    > " remember that sadhana is your first priority! You should make time
                    > to do sadhana, you should be smart in managing time. There is no end
                    > to work, there is always work everyday. So make time for sadhana.
                    > Make it a rule - if you don’t do sadhana, you won’t eat the next meal.
                    > Promise yourself that you won't eat till you have finished sadhana.
                    > Then it becomes a routine. When doing sadhana, say: “Let me do a
                    > couple more bhastrika breaths* , a few more minutes of meditation...”
                    > If you make your own rules like this, then there is no limit to the
                    > strength you will gain.
                    > By working, your energy and strength gets spent. Through sadhana, we
                    > can regain the energy and strength.
                    > Sri Sri ! "
                    >
                    >
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