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Cup-feeding for low-birth-weight infants unable to fully breastfeed

Cup-feeding for low-birth-weight infants unable to fully breastfeed

Kolkata, Sep 12 (UNI) Every year, more than 20 million infants are born weighing less than 2.5kg – over 96 per cent of them in developing countries.



These low-birth-weight (LBW) infants are at increased risk of early growth retardation, infectious disease, developmental delay and death during infancy and childhood.

Most LBW is a consequence of preterm birth, small size for gestational age, or both.



LBW infants who are unable to breastfeed can be fed by alternative oral feeding methods such as bottle-feeding or cup-feeding. Studies comparing these methods have shown that cup-feeding improves exclusive breastfeeding rates at discharge but these benefits are not sustained.

Cup-feeding is also associated with prolonged hospital stays. However, as cups are easier to clean than bottles, cup-feeding could potentially reduce the risk of severe infections such as diarrhoea. More UNI BM SJC RN

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50th anniversary of Moon landing: Google honours Apollo 11 mission

50th anniversary of Moon landing: Google honours Apollo 11 mission

19 Jul 2019 | 11:30 AM

Kolkata, Jul 19 (UNI) To mark the 50th anniversary this week of NASA's Apollo 11 mission - the first time humans set foot on the lunar surface – Google today launched an animated video Doodle.

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World hunger not going down, obesity growing

World hunger not going down, obesity growing

15 Jul 2019 | 10:53 PM

New Delhi, Jul 15 (UNI) More than 820 million people in the world did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row.

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Scientists improve stability and efficiency of solar cells

15 Jun 2019 | 5:32 PM

New Delhi, Jun 15 (UNI) Scientists have improved stability and efficiency of solar cells by using Copper iodide interlayer to achieve increased stability and efficiency in perovskite elements, a promising material for manufacturing solar cells.

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Tanzania 'well prepared' to combat Ebola

Tanzania 'well prepared' to combat Ebola

13 Jun 2019 | 3:37 PM

Dodoma, Jun 13 (UNI) Tanzanians "should not worry" about the spread of Ebola, Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu has said reacting to news that the disease had crossed from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.

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Food safety is everyone’s business

Food safety is everyone’s business

07 Jun 2019 | 9:31 AM

Kolkata, Jun 7 (UNI) The first ever celebration of the United Nations World Food Safety Day, being marked globally on June 7, aims to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe.

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