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Mumbai: Wockhardt docs educate moms in home care of newborns

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Parents with their daughter at an event in Wockhardt hospital

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Doctors at Mumbai’s Wockhardt hospital and child educators guided new moms regarding nutrition, fitness, infant massage, and baby’s brain development at an event ‘Merries Babies Day Out’ a training session, held recently at the hospital.

Doctors said that a woman goes through pregnancy, labour, and then delivery. “But, once she is home, she doesn’t have any idea about what should be done and avoided. The aim is to help a new mom understand baby care, which can be hectic and overwhelming,” they added.

Dr Bharat Parmar, Consultant, Paediatrics, Wockhardt Hospital-Mumbai Central, said, “Lots of parents feel that they are unprepared when it comes to handling the babies. But there are some steps that can help you in taking care of your new-born at home. The hospital organized a training session for a day, for more than 30 new moms. It was a valuable experience for all the new moms,”

Dr Priyanka Bhoir, Internationally trained in relaxation aqua therapy and infant massage, said, “Nowadays, due to the nuclear family, there is a lack of guidance of elderly people at home. New moms always worry about their babies' eating pattern, sleep schedule, right breastfeeding positions for the baby, correct massaging techniques, how to hold the new-born, diapering and bathing methods.”


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