Breastfeeding Support for Expectant Mothers and Mothers Who Have Recently Given Birth
Breastfeeding is strongly encouraged at the Miracle Hospital because it provides infants with the healthiest start to their lives. We are recognized as a hospital that is “baby friendly,” which indicates that we meet a high standard of care in order to ensure that expectant mothers and new mothers receive the assistance they require in order to successfully breastfeed their children.
The Miracle Hospital encourages women to breastfeed their children because it is the most natural and healthy way to provide nourishment for a baby. According to research, breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do to help your child get off to a healthy start in life. The World Health Organization (WHO) asserts that breast milk provides the optimal level of nutrition for infants and recommends that mothers breastfeed their children exclusively for the first six months of their lives. After that time, moms should give their babies other foods while still breastfeeding them for at least two more years. We just published some new numbers in advance of National Breastfeeding Week, and they show that there was a three percent increase in the number of Miracle patients who started breastfeeding in the years 2018–2022.
Both mother and child can benefit from breastfeeding.
It is beneficial to breastfeed for any amount of time, even if it is only for a short period of time.
For the benefit of your child, breastfeeding:
- reduces the risk of infections, particularly middle ear infections, diarrhoea diseases, urinary tract infections, and upper respiratory tract infections
- lowers the risk of certain childhood cancers and juvenile diabetes
- reduces the risk of allergies and eczema
- helps protect against the sudden death of an infant for no apparent reason (SUDI)
For the benefit of the mother,breastfeeding:
- assists in a speedier return to health following delivery.
- assists the uterus in returning to its size prior to pregnancy.
- It benefits your health by lowering your chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer as well as osteoporosis.
- is more affordable than infant formula.
- can be more convenient
What kinds of breast changes can you expect during your pregnancy?
Breast and nipple sensitivity are two of the earliest indicators that a woman may be pregnant. This is due to the fact that a woman’s breasts begin the process of preparing to breastfeed from the very beginning stages of pregnancy.
The majority of women experience some degree of change in their breasts and nipples throughout their lives. These include the breasts and nipples becoming larger, the nipple and areola (the skin surrounding the nipple) becoming darker, thedarker, veins in the breast appearing more prominently, and a heavier feeling in the breasts.
When you are pregnant, your breasts will begin to produce colostrum, also known as the first milk, sometime during the second trimester. The quantity of colostrum produced by each woman is unique. Once they reach their third trimester, many women find that they are able to express a few milliliters on a daily basis.
If your baby is due early or is expected to be sick after birth, your maternity care providers may recommend that you express colostrum because these conditions may affect your ability to breastfeed your infant in the early stages of their lives.
Miracle Breast Health Services
The Breast Center is a specialized unit that provides all-encompassing breast cancer treatment for patients at any stage of the disease. Your treatment plan will be individualized for you based on your overall health, the symptoms you’re experiencing, and your family’s medical history with the disease. Some of the other treatments we offer are surgery to remove cancer cells, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy.
Breast Cancer Treatment
An individualized treatment strategy will be devised for you by your oncologist once it has been determined that you suffer from breast cancer. Your treatment for beast cancer will depend on specific biological markers, the severity of symptoms, the stage the cancer is in, and its overall size.
Breast cancer can be treated in a number of different ways. Most patients get more than one of these types of treatment to get the best results.
Breast Cancer Surgery
Surgery to remove cancer cells is one of the most common and effective ways to treat breast cancer. There are numerous approaches to treating breast cancer surgically. Before deciding if surgery is a good idea or not, your doctor will look at how bad the cancer is and how big the tumor is. These are examples of common types:-
A lumpectomy is a type of surgery that is often used to remove small tumors. During this procedure, only a small amount of healthy tissue and the cancerous tumor are taken out. This saves the breasts.
If the cancer cells have spread throughout the breast, your surgeon may recommend removing the breast in its entirety (also known as a mastectomy) as an alternative method of treatment. During a mastectomy, the breast tissue is cut away in its entirety by the surgeon.
Sentinel node biopsy –
The removal of cancer cells that have spread to the lymph nodes is the goal of the surgical procedure known as a sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Chemotherapy is the process of using drugs to treat cancer, specifically breast cancer. Following cancer removal surgery, the majority of patients undergo chemotherapeutic treatment. This decreases the likelihood that the disease will return. In some instances, chemotherapy is also administered prior to surgical procedures in order to assist in reducing the size of the tumor and improve treatment outcomes.
It is possible that a breast cancer specialist will suggest hormone therapy for you if your breast cancer is sensitive to hormones. Hormone therapy is a type of medical treatment that involves the use of certain drugs to prevent hormones from attaching themselves to cancer cells. This is done in order to treat cancer. Also, hormone therapy may be used with other types of treatment, such as surgery, to make it less likely that the cancer will come back.
Because cancer produces certain proteins that blind the immune system, the immune system is unable to fight cancer cells and therefore does not fight cancer. Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses medication to inhibit the previously mentioned process while simultaneously enhancing the body’s natural ability to fight off the disease.
A drug treatment known as “targeted therapy” aims to treat specific abnormalities that are found in cancer cells. When combined with other cancer treatments, like surgery, this method lowers the chance that the disease will come back in the patient.
Oncoplastic Breast Preservation Surgery
It is unacceptable to remove a patient’s breasts as part of their treatment for breast cancer in the 21st century. The solution to this problem is called oncoplastic breast preservation.
It entails the removal of cancerous breast tissue along with the formation of a “new” breast, either through breast preservation (also known as breast conservation) or breast reconstruction. Oncoplasty is a term that refers to the combination of the surgical procedures of breast cancer resection and aesthetic breast correction, which allows for more effective removal of cancer as well as preservation and reconstruction of the breasts.
The objectives of oncoplastic breast cancer surgery are as follows:
- Optimal cancer resection with no concessions made to oncological principles In fact, oncoplastic surgery contributes to improved margin control, which ultimately results in enhanced cancer resection.
- The ideal formation of the neo breasts In fact, the goal of oncoplasty is to provide breasts that are more aesthetically pleasing.
Benign Breast Diseases
The Breast Center at Miracle Hospital is fully equipped to provide world-class diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of benign breast diseases. The Breast Center is also one of the most modern facilities in India. Our specialists in breast health provide a comprehensive evaluation as well as individualized care protocols to ensure the most favorable treatment outcomes. We are able to provide you with comprehensive care because we have the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic tools and techniques, as well as the expertise of our specialists.
About Benign Breast Diseases
Diseases of the breast that are not cancerous are referred to as “benign breast diseases.” In most cases, these manifest themselves as abnormal lumps in the breast. These diseases do not pose an immediate risk to the patient’s life, but they do raise the patient’s risk of developing breast cancer later in life.
As a result of the fact that the vast majority of women will, at some point in their lives, experience fibrocystic changes in their breasts, benign breast diseases are relatively common in women. Nevertheless, men can be affected by diseases that are not life-threatening.
Benign Breast Disease Symptoms
The specific signs and symptoms of a benign breast disease are determined by the nature and extent of the condition. On the other hand, a variety of symptoms is typical for the majority of diseases that are not cancerous. These are the following:
- Breast lump
- Nipple discharge
- Alterations in the form, size, or overall appearance of the breasts
- Aching and a tender breast sensation
- Nipples that are inverted or scaly.
Causes of Benign Breast Disease in Women
The following are some of the most common causes of benign breast disease:
- Alterations in the breast that become fibrocystic with the passage of time
- Inflammatory tissue
- Alterations to the hormones
- Infection of the breast
- Utilization of particular medical products
Treatment for Benign Breast Disease
The majority of the time, benign breast diseases are identified either when the first symptoms present themselves or during routine breast exams. Your primary care physician or another healthcare professional may suggest certain tests in order to diagnose and verify your condition. Mammograms, ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an analysis of nipple discharge, and breast biopsies are all examples of these.
Your healthcare provider will develop an individualised treatment strategy for you to treat your condition and lower your risk of developing breast cancer in the future based on the findings of the investigations that they conduct on you. The following are examples of common treatment protocols:
- Fine needle aspiration
- Surgical excision of the lumps
- Treatment with medication
Women who are at least a year past their last pregnancy do not require this kind of care. New mothers and their infants are the intended target audience for this session.
There are no side effects to this session, which teaches women how to care for their babies and what to look out for.
Typically, a postnatal care visit takes place within the first 24 hours after a baby is born. There is no need for a rest period after this session.