Breastfeeding - The beginning for a Healthier Planet!

Aug 6, 2020

Breastfeeding - The beginning for a Healthier Planet!

Is there any safe place for a new born in the whole wide world?
Question appropriate, when we are reeking with a pandemic
Definitely, I do not want to debate
That there is no better place to rest
Not even, calm a nursery one can find
Than that of the soft mother’s breast close to her heart
The world breastfeeding week is observed every year

The first week of August is dedicated for this goal
To inspire, protect, encourage and hear
The mothers who are breastfeeding and every soul
To promote a positive breastfeeding culture
So let us support this tradition for a better tomorrow

The theme for this year is ‘Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet’
Clarion call for all mothers and others alike
To showcase the benefits of breastfeeding
The best gift that a mother could give her new born
With all the additional bonuses that come its way
For an ever strong, enduring and lasting bond

No words in the world can ever define
No rhymed poetry can ever describe
No song so popular can ever bring justice
No genre of novel can ever discuss
The ‘Love’ that is expressed
When your little one is nursed

Oh, Mother! Don’t you ever hesitate
To feed your baby with the best food manufactured within yourself
Do not get wavered with catchy advertisements
Be aware that no formula proved equal to breast milk
Remember is not only your right but even more your baby’s
To be nourished and nurtured with the best of the best!

Breast milk is thus rightly called ‘Liquid gold’
Some even call it the ‘Elixir of life’
How else could you describe?
A blessing to human life
That fuels the energy to behold
Life that becomes your future!



By Dr Sonia R B D’Souza
Dr Sonia R B D’Souza is professor and head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing at Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal.
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Comment on this article

  • Rajesh Fernandes, Udyavara/Kuwait

    Sun, Aug 09 2020

    Very nice..... beautifully written....

  • Leslie Dominic Arouza, Family commission Udupi Diocese

    Fri, Aug 07 2020

    Very Meaningful and informative.

  • Meena konsam, Karnataka

    Fri, Aug 07 2020

    Realistic and meaningful article, keep it up maam

  • Dixit A C, Bsngalore

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Awesome composition 👌

  • Rohit, Bangalore

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Really nice article

  • Praashantha chadaga, Pandeshwra village, p/o. Sasthan

    Thu, Aug 06 2020


  • Sharmila Jose, Kottayam, Kerala

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Very meaningful and beautiful poem. Very rightly said. 👌👌👍

  • Ajith, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Nice mam

  • Pratibha, Manipal

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Very beautifully written ma'am 😍👏👏👏

  • Suryapriya Thovarayi Balan, Langley

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Very beautiful, madam

  • Arkierupaia Shadap, Gangtok,Sikkim

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Ma’am...very beautifully composed!

  • Nancy Varghese, Kerala

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Beautifully written mam.. Thougtful and inspiring quotes.

  • Akshatha Nayak, Bengaluru

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Very beautifully written ☺️ 😍

  • Praveen Kumar, Balkatta, Kabyady

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Very good. Have lots of useful information.

  • Srinidhi n s, Bidadi industrial area

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Very Nice.

  • Jevita, Manipal

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Rightly said mam. Breast feed is the only way to a healthy baby and also it creates a beautiful bond between the mother and child. Lets support breast feeding.Mesaage conveyed message so beautifully mam.

  • Prashanth A C, Bangalore India

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Very nice 👍

  • Amith Kumar T, Sullia

    Thu, Aug 06 2020

    Nicely written.. super

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