Dharampeth M.P. Deo Memorial Science College, in collaboration with, Nutrition Society of India, Nagpur Chapter organised an online webinar on the topic â€œSpecial care of breastfeeding mother and baby during COVID-19 Pandemicâ€ to celebrate â€˜World Breastfeeding Week, 2020â€™.
Mrs. Pradnya Bagalkote, Treasurer, Nutrition Society of India, Nagpur Chapter welcomed the guest speaker and other members. Prof. Manju Deshpande, Head of Dept., Home Science, Dharampeth M.P. Deo Memorial Science College, gave the introductory remarks.
Ms. Shalini Kotamkar, a counsellor at Public Health Institute Nagpur, was the Guest Speaker for the Webinar. While addressing the webinar, Ms. Kotamkar gave a very comprehensive insight on the benefits of breast feeding with many practical tips. She also mentioned some of the advantages of Shishu Poshan App for new mothers during their initial stage of motherhood.
Dr. Pushpa Durge, Former Head of Dept., Community Medicine, NKP Salve institute of Medical Science, chaired the session and congratulated the guest speaker for lucidly explaining the importance of breast feeding and the care a mother and infant should be given during this pandemic.
Mrs. Meghna Pandit, Jt. Secretary, Nutrition Society of India, Nagpur Chapter hosted the session and also proposed the vote of thanks.
During the webinar, Mrs. Vinita Mehta, Secretary NSI NC, presented a report of various activities conducted during World Breastfeeding Week 2020.
Dr. Shakti Sharma, Co-Convenor, NSI NC, Dr. Pratima Shastri, President, Apang Mahila Bal Vikas Sanstha, Prof. Ranjana Kulat, Sr. Professor, Dept of Home Science, also Joined the online webinar.
The principal of the college Dr. Akhilesh Peshwe lauded the efforts taken by everyone for the programme.