Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India

by Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI)
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Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
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Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Dear Friends, 
 
Training of Frontline Workers in Gautam Budh Nagar District on IYCF Counselling 

The training of frontline workers on infant and young child feeding counselling was successfully conducted in 2 days due to covid-19 situation and paucity of time from AWWs’ end. The training was conducted at Mosaic hotel, Noida sector-18, Gautam Budh Nagar. This batch  consisted of 13 AWWs and were trained from 24th September 2020 to 25th September 2020.

 Day 1

Day one of the first batch was done on 24th September. The time table of day 1 training is mentionedintable1.1(Annexure1.1).Onday1,theparticipantswereintroducedtothetrainers and were told about the course. They were given a brief introduction about the organisations, BPNI and HCLfoundation.

Alltheparticipantswerecheckedforbodytemperaturebeforeenteringthetraininghalls.Their hands and belongings were sanitized thoroughly before they entered the training hall. Registration was done with zero contact. There were separate pens and the registration form. Theformwaskeptjustoutsidethetraininghall.Alltheparticipantswererequestedtotakeone pen,filltheregistrationformandtakethepenalonginordertoavoidcontactthroughmaterials with otherparticipants.

Allthematerialswerekeptonthechairsoftheparticipantsbeforetheyenteredforthetraining. The documents included the training module, self-declaration form, Pre-test, covid-19 pamphlet. These forms were collected at the end of the session from the desks of the participants through zero contact.

Before the sessions, participants were asked to fill the pre-test kept on their respective seats. After that, the sessions planned for Day 1 began. There were a total of 6 sessions that were planned for the day, dividing them into three sessions each before and after lunch break. (annexure 1.1). Each trainer took two sessions each.

The sessions taken on day 1 were as follows. Sessions taken by Mrs. Abhilasha Rawat were Session:1 why optimal infant and young child feeding and Session 4: Listening and learning. This majorly included interactive sessions with the participants and teaching them through PowerPoint presentation slides. The sessions taken by Mrs. Rashmi Gaur were: Session 2: Production and intake of breastmilk and Session 6: Antenatal preparation and establishing communitybreastfeedingsupport.Thesesessionsincludedabitofdemonstration,powerpoint presentationandroleplays.ThesessionstakenbyMrs.AchalaincludedSession3:Assessing and observing a breastfeed and session 5: Building confidence, giving support and checking understanding.Thesesessionsincludedroleplays,teachingthroughPower-pointpresentation.

The participants were explained about the importance of this training, differences about teachingandtrainingandattributesoforganizingsuchtraining.Aftertheintroductorysession, the participants were prepared for various interactive sessions planned for the day. The sessionsincludeddemonstrations,power-pointpresentations,roleplays,enactingofscenarios. There were a lot of interactive sessions followed by query solvingsessions.


The provision of lunch was however arranged strictly with adherence to Covid-19 group gatheringguidelinesbythegovernment.Thelunchboxeswerekeptonthetable,oneatatime. Theparticipantswereaskedtogetuponebyonefromtheirseatsandtakethebox.Theywere advisedtositontheirrespectiveseatsandhavetheirfoodaftersanitizing/washingtheirhands.

Attheendofthetraining,thetrainershadconductedaquickrecapsessionoftheday.Thiswas done so that the learnings of the day could be embedded in the minds of the AWWs and help the trainers understand how well AWWs understood the concepts taught tothem.

   Day 2

Day two of the training was held on 25th September 2020. The timetable for day 2 is given in the table 1.2. The training was in continuation to the sessions held on day 1.

Alltheparticipantswerecheckedforbodytemperaturebeforeenteringthetraininghalls.Their hands and belongings were sanitized thoroughly before they entered the training hall. Registration was done with zero contact. The pens and the registration form were kept just outsidethetraininghall.Alltheparticipantswererequestedtotakeonepen,filltheregistration formandtakethepenalonginordertoavoidcontactthroughmaterialswithotherparticipants.

The day 2 started with recap of the previous day and some question answer session with the participants to build up their interest and make them comfortable. Then the sessions began with a brief introduction about each session, then detailed explanation of each and every pointer. The sessions included live demonstrations, power-point presentations, explanations through written material and discussions.

Allthematerialswerekeptonthechairsoftheparticipantsbeforetheyenteredforthetraining. The documents included the self-declaration form, Post-test and travel forms. These forms werecollectedattheendofthesessionfromthedesksoftheparticipantsthroughzerocontact. Theposttestswerefilledafterallthesessionsended.Thepurposewastoseethebenefitofthe training for frontlineworkers.

Therewasatotalof6sessionsthatwereplannedfortheday,dividingthemintothreesessions each before and after lunch break. (annexure 1.1). Each trainer took two sessionseach.

Sessions taken on day 2 were as follows. The sessions taken by Mrs. Abhilasha Rawat were Session 9: Refusal to breastfeed and crying and Session 11: Not enough milk. This majorly included interactive sessions with the participants and teaching them through PowerPoint presentation slides. The sessions taken by Mrs. Rashmi Gaur were: Session 10: Expression of breastmilk and session 12: Breastfeeding low birth weight babies. These sessions included a bit of demonstration, power point presentation and role plays. The sessions taken by Mrs. Achala included Session 7: Positioning baby at the breast and Session 8: Breast conditions. These sessions majorly included demonstration and showing pictures on the projector for better understanding.

The provision of lunch was however arranged strictly with adherence to Covid-19 group gatheringguidelinesbythegovernment.Thelunchboxeswerekeptonthetable,oneatatime. Theparticipantswereaskedtogetuponebyonefromtheirseatsandtakethebox.Theywere advisedtositontheirrespectiveseatsandhavetheirfoodaftersanitizing/washingtheirhands.

Attheendofthetraining,thetrainershadconductedaquickrecapsessionoftheday.Thiswas done so that the learnings of the day could be embedded in the minds of the AWWs and help the trainers understand how well AWWs understood the concepts taught tothem.

Onday2,theparticipantsweregiventhetrainingkits.Thekitconsistedofmodule,dolls,breast models, and all the Covi-19 safety kits including sanitizers, N-95 masks, Umbrella, Thermal flasks.


Brief summary of the training

The training has been successfully held for four days, two days each batch. Overall, there had been an increase in the knowledge and information levels of AWWs after the training as seen by Pre- and Post-test scores. The training ensured that all the AWWs learned the basics and important concepts of IYCF practices and obtained competency for counselling mothers of infants and young child so that the overall picture of child health status of Uttar Pradesh is improved.

On day 1 of the training, i.e., 24nd September Ms. Poonam Tiwari (DPO, ICDS, Gautam Budh Nagar) visited and interacted with the participants.

Key address by DPO

During her interaction, DPO addressed the audience to make them understand the importance of IYCF training. She also questioned the audience about the four major principles of IYCF. The participants actively participated in the discussion and were listening to her with full attention. She also told them about the training, its elements and why it is being given to AWWs. She told them how this training can make an impact on maternal health and child health.

Thank you! 

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Regards,
Nupur Bidla | Director Advocacy I BPNI
BP-33, Pitampura | Delhi- 110034 
Email id : nupur@bpni.org
Landline: +91-11-27343608, +91-11-42683059 | Mobile: 9958163610 | Telefax:+91-11-27343606
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Dear Friends, 
Greetings from BPNI!

We are amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19, and this has thrown our life into a disarray. The healthcare and medical facilities are primarily focusing on COVID infected patients and their care. Medical services like antenatal and postnatal care and counselling are amongst those important services which are taken aback. For protecting the interests of pregnant women and lactating mothers, UNICEF/ WHO and other agencies have come out with guidelines. New research is also. being published on the subject.

We conducted a webinar to provide up-to-date information about the importance of breastfeeding by the COVID-19 suspected or positive mothers. In the webinar the experts shared the global guidance on the subject and recommendations by the Government of India and UN agencies. Evidence based practical support to mothers to practice breastfeeding will also be discussed.

It was helpful to all those who are working to support of pregnant women and lactating mother and infants including BPNI members, infant and young child feeding counselling specialists, paediatricians, obstetricians, nursing staff and programme managers from state government, nutritionists, programme managers and UNICEF health and nutrition functionaries.

More than 200 people participated in the webinar from varied fields of social work, nutrition and IYCF and breastfeeding development sector. 

Details of the experts are as follows:

Patti Rundall Policy Director, Baby Milk Action, UK

Dr. J.P. Dadhich, Technical Director, BPNI

 Dr. Gayatri Singh, Child Development Specialist, UNICEF India

Dr. Arun Gupta, Central Coordinator, BPNI

Thank you!
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Regards,
Nupur Bidla | Director Advocacy I BPNI
BP-33, Pitampura | Delhi- 110034 
Email id : nupur@bpni.org
Landline: +91-11-27343608, +91-11-42683059 | Mobile: 9958163610 | Telefax:+91-11-27343606
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Dear Friends, 
Greetings from BPNI!

We are amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19, and this has thrown our life into a disarray. The healthcare and medical facilities are primarily focusing on COVID infected patients and their care. Medical services like antenatal and postnatal care and counselling are amongst those important services which are taken aback. For protecting the interests of pregnant women and lactating mothers, UNICEF/ WHO and other agencies have come out with guidelines. New research is also. being published on the subject.

We conducted a webinar to provide up-to-date information about the importance of breastfeeding by the COVID-19 suspected or positive mothers. In the webinar the experts shared the global guidance on the subject and recommendations by the Government of India and UN agencies. Evidence based practical support to mothers to practice breastfeeding will also be discussed. It will be helpful to all those who are working to support of pregnant women and lactating mother and infants including BPNI members, infant and young child feeding counselling specialists, paediatricians, obstetricians, nursing staff and programme managers from state government, nutritionists, programme managers and UNICEF health and nutrition functionaries.

Details of the experts are as follows:

Patti Rundall Policy Director, Baby Milk Action, UK

Dr. J.P. Dadhich, Technical Director, BPNI

 Dr. Gayatri Singh, Child Development Specialist, UNICEF India

Dr. Arun Gupta, Central Coordinator, BPNI

Video of the webinar could be accessed here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=398&v=ACoBHLkvUBk&feature=emb_title  

Thank you!

--
Regards,
Nupur Bidla | Director Advocacy I BPNI
BP-33, Pitampura | Delhi- 110034 
Email id : nupur@bpni.org
Landline: +91-11-27343608, +91-11-42683059 | Mobile: 9958163610 | Telefax:+91-11-27343606
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Dear Friends, 
Greetings from BPNI!

We are amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19, and this has thrown our life into a disarray. The healthcare and medical facilities are primarily focusing on COVID infected patients and their care. Medical services like antenatal and postnatal care and counselling are amongst those important services which are taken aback. For protecting the interests of pregnant women and lactating mothers, UNICEF/ WHO and other agencies have come out with guidelines. New research is also. being published on the subject.

We conducted a webinar to provide up-to-date information about the importance of breastfeeding by the COVID-19 suspected or positive mothers. In the webinar the experts shared the global guidance on the subject and recommendations by the Government of India and UN agencies. Evidence based practical support to mothers to practice breastfeeding will also be discussed. It will be helpful to all those who are working to support of pregnant women and lactating mother and infants including BPNI members, infant and young child feeding counselling specialists, paediatricians, obstetricians, nursing staff and programme managers from state government, nutritionists, programme managers and UNICEF health and nutrition functionaries.

Experts across the globe shared their inputs on the subject matter. Details are as follows:

COVID-19 and breastfeeding - Global guidance-Patti Rundall Policy Director, Baby Milk Action, UK

Supporting mothers to breastfeed during COVID-19 – evidence and practice- Dr. J.P. Dadhich, Technical Director, BPNI

UNICEF India initiatives to protect, promote and support breastfeedingDr. Gayatri Singh, Child Development Specialist, UNICEF India

Exploitation of COVID -19 pandemic by the baby food companies-Dr. Arun Gupta, Central Coordinator, BPNI

Video of the webinar could be accessed here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=398&v=ACoBHLkvUBk&feature=emb_title  

Thank you!

--
Regards,
Nupur Bidla | Director Advocacy I BPNI
BP-33, Pitampura | Delhi- 110034 
Email id : nupur@bpni.org
Landline: +91-11-27343608, +91-11-42683059 | Mobile: 9958163610 | Telefax:+91-11-27343606
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Dear Friends, 
Greetings from BPNI!

We are amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19, and this has thrown our life into a disarray. The healthcare and medical facilities are primarily focusing on COVID infected patients and their care. Medical services like antenatal and postnatal care and counselling are amongst those important services which are taken aback. For protecting the interests of pregnant women and lactating mothers, UNICEF/ WHO and other agencies have come out with guidelines. New research is also. being published on the subject.

We conducted a webinar to provide up-to-date information about the importance of breastfeeding by the COVID-19 suspected or positive mothers. In the webinar the experts shared the global guidance on the subject and recommendations by the Government of India and UN agencies. Evidence based practical support to mothers to practice breastfeeding will also be discussed. It will be helpful to all those who are working to support of pregnant women and lactating mother and infants including BPNI members, infant and young child feeding counselling specialists, paediatricians, obstetricians, nursing staff and programme managers from state government, nutritionists, programme managers and UNICEF health and nutrition functionaries.

Experts across the globe shared their inputs on the subject matter. Details are as follows:

COVID-19 and breastfeeding - Global guidance-Patti Rundall Policy Director, Baby Milk Action, UK

Supporting mothers to breastfeed during COVID-19 – evidence and practice- Dr. J.P. Dadhich, Technical Director, BPNI

WHO - SEARO initiatives on infant feeding during COVID-19- Dr. Padmini Angela De Silva, Regional Adviser Nutrition for Health and Development, WHO SEARO

UNICEF India initiatives to protect, promote and support breastfeedingDr. Gayatri Singh, Child Development Specialist, UNICEF India

Exploitation of COVID -19 pandemic by the baby food companies-Dr. Arun Gupta, Central Coordinator, BPNI

Video of the webinar could be accessed here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=398&v=ACoBHLkvUBk&feature=emb_title  

 

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Thank you!
--
Regards,
Nupur Bidla | Director Advocacy I BPNI
BP-33, Pitampura | Delhi- 110034 
Email id : nupur@bpni.org
Landline: +91-11-27343608, +91-11-42683059 | Mobile: 9958163610 | Telefax:+91-11-27343606
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