With breastfeeding and kangaroo mother care, baby Prapti gets a healthier start to life

In the village of Gayag, in Gujarat, India, 27-year-old Ilaben endured a difficult pregnancy before giving birth to her daughter, Prapti. Delivered early (pre-term) by caesarean-section, Prapti had a very low birthweight of only 1,380 grams and spent her first days in the neonatal intensive care unit. In the hospital she was tube-fed formula milk for two weeks, until she had gained enough weight to be taken home.

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