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Sangita Devi-A mother promoting immediate & exclusive breast feeding practice

Deepak Kumar and his wife Sangita a member of schedule cast family live in this village. Sangeeta Devi is 25 years old and mother of 02 children’s one is 05 years old and other is 3 years old. She is now pregnant (8 month) for the third time. On 22-11-2011 Field Animator of DEHAT conducted meeting with community group women. During this meeting when Field Animator asked her “Are your all children Immunized ? “, she told that “My all children are immunized and I too got immunized this time”. But when the Animator asked her about breast feeding she told though she breast feed all her children but not like the way he was telling in this meeting. After this when Animator again visited her home on 10-12-2011 he counseled her on the need and importance of Immediate and Exclusive Breast Feeding , she assured him that she will follow all the tips told by him .

On 02-01-2011 Sangita gave birth to a girl child at home and this time she breast feeded her child within one hour and promise to exclusively breast feed her child. Both mother and child are healthy and she is now encouraging other women in the village for Immediate and Exclusive Breast Feeding.

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