Centre launches nation-wide breast feeding programme

Centre has launched a nation-wide breast feeding programme “MAA – Mother’s Absolute Affection” with an aim to enhance optimal breastfeeding practices in New DelhiMAA is an intensified programme of the Health Ministry for creating an enabling environment to ensure that mothers, husbands, and families receive adequate information and support for the promotion of breastfeeding. The Ministry has also allocated 30 crore rupees for the Programme and 4.3 lakh rupees for each district for implementing the various activities under MAA programme

The programme has launched by the Health Minister J P Nadda. He also notifies the importance of this programme as Breastfeeding is one of the important interventions for child survival. Around 20 per cent newborn deaths and 13 per cent under-five deaths can be prevented by breastfeeding. Besides this, breastfeeding can prevent child deaths associated with Diarrhoea and Pneumonia. Infants who are not breastfed are 15 times more likely to die from pneumonia and 11 times more to die from diarrhea than children who are exclusively breastfed. Breastfed infant also have higher intelligence quotient.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Which programme has been launched by the Centre to enhance optimal breastfeeding practices?
2. What is the amount allocated to the breast feeding programme “MAA – Mother’s Absolute Affection” and also name the Union Health Minister of India?


Courtesy: Times of India




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