Early breastfeeding is the process of beginning to breastfeed the newborn right after, or within one hour of childbirth. Read about what conditions in the mother and new born baby might prevent early establishment of breast feeding.
Beyond basic care of a newborn baby, hospitals should counsel new mothers about danger signs in their infant, and postpartum depression, C-section incision care, illnesses and infections to watch out for after delivery.
By participating in the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, India is one of 9 countries committed to reducing maternal mortality rates.
Hospitals are becoming more open to the idea of partner-assisted delivery, i.e. allowing fathers in the delivery room during labour. Fathers-to-be should know these guidelines if they plan to be present at their child’s birth.
An infographic depicting the states with the highest and lowest maternal mortality rates in India, the global maternal mortality rates, and the decline in India’s maternal mortality from 1990 to 2015.