Breastfeeding rooms to be set up in Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar, Dr. Shahzad Akbar

Breastfeeding rooms to be set up in Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar, Dr. Shahzad Akbar On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Awareness Month pediatric department of Khyber Girls Medical College (KGMC) Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar organized a one-day symposium at KGMC Auditorium here on Wednesday. The seminar was organized with the collaboration of the Pakistan Pediatric Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (PPA-KP), United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the Health Department Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The seminar was well attended by the Dean KGMC HMC Prof. Dr. Zahid Aman, Medical Director MTI-HMC Prof. Dr. Shahzad Akbar, President PPA-KP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aqeel Khan, Prof. Dr. Saminullah Shah pediatrics ward B head MTI-HMC, Prof. Dr. Naima Utman of Gynae department MTI-HMC, Dr. Arshia Munir associate professor pediatric department MTI-KTH, Nutrition Officer of UNICEF Salma Khatun and Director Nutrition Dr. Fazal Majeed Health Department and KGMC students. Medical Director MTI-HMC Peshawar Professor Dr. Shehzad Akbar said that it is very important to continue this kind of effort to create awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding. Keeping this in mind, the hospital administration has decided to create a special place for breastfeeding mothers in Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar so that the women coming to the hospital do not suffer in this regard. He also expressed his commitment that MTI-HMC Peshawar will work together with KGMC to create awareness among the general public in this regard so as to contribute to this important cause. Speaking at the event, Dean KGMC HMC Peshawar Prof. Dr. Zahid Aman said that mother's milk not only increases the immunity of the child and also protects the mother from various diseases. He said that apart from hospitals and health centers, it is inevitable to create awareness in this regard at the community level, and if the message of this event can reach every home through the students of KGMC, then this effort of ours can bear fruit. President PPA-KP and Head of Pediatrics ward of MTI-HMC Professor Dr. Aqeel Khan informed the participants about the religious perspective regarding the importance of mother's milk. He said that according to Islamic teachings, mother's milk is the basic right of the child, and it is equally useful for the mother. In the one-day symposium, students were also informed about the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Act. At the end of the ceremony, shields were also distributed among the participants.