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Breast milk reservoir for new-borns

Project description

India, the country where I come from, unfortunately has poor access facilities for neo-natal care in many of its villages, towns and cities even.

Breast milk is the most important life-giver for a new-born. However in certain cases just to quote a few, like the mother not having adequate breast milk supply, birth of twins, triplets and the like leading to scarcity, or in an unfortunate incidence of a mother dying while giving birth, all lead to the new-born being denied it's very first birth-right.

As per medical advice, an infant should be fed only breast-milk for the first six months of its life. This becomes a poor possibility when it comes to the above quoted cases.

Added to it there is very little awareness and eagerness in the society to come forward to donate breast milk to needy infants. Similar to blood banks, more breast milk banks should be created.

Through this project, the aim is to launch a campaign related to its awareness. Involving NGOs to support this cause is a crucial step. Awareness to be created by doing road-shows, distributing flyers, encouraging community participation. 

Lactating mothers should be encouraged to come forward and donate their surplus breast milk by registering themselves on an app. Multiple breast milk banks with state-of-the-art technology to collect and preserve the su pply need to be created and the participation of doctors, hospitals, nursing facilities and clinics is crucial in increasing the awareness of their presence to the general public.