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Govt framing national guidelines on breast milk banks

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

does not have any government-run breast milk but the Centre is "in the process" of framing national guidelines on human milk banks, the was informed today.

"Presently there is no breast milk in the country run by the of However, the is in the process of framing national guidelines on human milk banks," Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste said in a written reply.

"These guidelines are to be seen as an extension of the breastfeeding promotion campaign programme to cover babies not getting benefits of breastfeeding due to inescapable reasons," he said.

The Health Minister had last year launched a nationwide breastfeeding programme "MAA - Mother's Absolute Affection" aimed at promoting the practice among mothers.

Union Health Minister J P Nadda while launching the programme had said that it will greatly help to reduce the under-five mortality among children.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 17:28 IST