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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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First-ever black hole image: Scientists revel in breakthrough

First-ever black hole image: Scientists revel in breakthrough

11 Apr 2019 | 4:04 PM

London, Apr 11 (UNI) The first-ever image of a black hole - an object or region of space that has collapsed in on itself resulting in a huge amount of mass being concentrated in a very small area - has been released.

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Indian predicted Neptune’s New Moon

Indian predicted Neptune’s New Moon

31 Mar 2019 | 10:21 AM

New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) Dr J J Rawal, the then Research Director, Nehru Planetarium, Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai and currently, the President of the Indian Planetary Society, way back in 1981 and 1989 has predicted the existence of Neptune’s New Moon.

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Gender inequity remains a challenge in health workforce

Gender inequity remains a challenge in health workforce

22 Mar 2019 | 11:13 AM

Kolkata, Mar 22 (UNI) Gender inequity remains a challenge in the health workforce, with too few women making critical decisions and leading the work.

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Influenza viruses belonging to family Orthomyxoviridae

Influenza viruses belonging to family Orthomyxoviridae

12 Mar 2019 | 12:26 PM

Kolkata, Mar 12 (UNI) The influenza viruses are classified into types A, B and C on the basis of their nucleoproteins.

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PM-STIAC identifies nine missions of national importance

PM-STIAC identifies nine missions of national importance

06 Mar 2019 | 5:20 PM

New Delhi, Mar 6 (UNI) PM-Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) has identified nine missions of national importance with an objective to conserve country's biodiversity and develop sustainable agriculture processes, leverage precision health for personal well being, recover wealth from waste and develop and use artificial intelligence .

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