COVID-19 cases are increasing drastically and the vaccine is still not available to the masses. If you’re a COVID positive new mother then you have to take as many precautions as you can because you have to breastfeed your newborn baby.
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According to WHO (World Health Organization), mothers can breastfeed their babies even if they have tested positive for COVID-19. We still don’t have enough evidence to point out that Coronavirus can be transmitted through breastmilk. As breastmilk is extremely important for the newborn baby’s health and development, we encourage all new mothers to breastfeed their little ones cautiously and by keeping note of the things mentioned below:
Wear a mask while breastfeeding
Never forget to wear a mask or cloth covering before breastfeeding your baby. Wear a proper face mask that covers your nose and mouth perfectly. You can also wear a face shield over your mask.
Wash your hands before and after holding your baby
Wash your hands right before and after holding your baby. Also, use a hand sanitizer once you’ve washed your hands with soap and water.
Use a breast pump
Using a breast pump is an excellent choice now as it will require contactless breastfeeding. Ensure that the breast pump is well-sanitized after each use. When you’re using a breast pump, you can ask someone else to hygienically feed your baby.
Avoid close contact with the baby
Do not let emotions drive you. Avoid touching and being in close contact with your baby while breastfeeding.
We have to face this harsh truth that COVID 19 is here to stay for a long time and we have to accept it and also we need to learn to live with it while following all personal safety measures all the time.
ILS Hospitals Dumdum is continuing to treat Non-COVID patients even in the midst of such a devastating pandemic with great success. We are extremely thankful to our team of doctors and the nurses who are working round the clock and are managing critical patients suffering from chest pain, kidney diseases, gall stone diseases, cerebrovascular accidents, Traumas, Caesarean sections and other conditions requiring general surgical operations.
ILS Hospitals Dumdum is committed towards the utmost safety of all our patients. COVID / Non-COVID patients are receiving the best possible care in our institution. We have taken all safety measures as per government protocol, in giving the best of services at all levels- be it OPD, Inpatient Wards, or Operation theatre. Dedicated wards and Nursing staffs have been assigned for Non-COVID patients and all critical surgery and invasive cardiology procedures are being conducted smoothly as per Government protocol. Patient safety and unconditional care of patients is our motto.
The only Mantra for this continuing success is “Ensuring patient’s 100% safety” at all stages of our patient’s journey during the stay at our hospital. In any medical emergency contact ILS Hospitals Dumdum on 033-40315000. We pledge to strive the best health care to each and every patient.
Donation is the most beautiful thing ever known to humankind. Blood donation is the key to saving lives. When you donate blood, you not only save people’s lives but also your own as blood donation provides the donor with additional health benefits. Upon that, let’s not forget how fulfilled your life would become once you save another human’s life. Today, ILS Hospitals, one of the best hospitals in Kolkata and Agartala will enlighten you on plasma donation.
Plasma is the yellowish part of the blood and performs vital functions, like transporting nutrients to the body parts and fighting infection. Donating plasma has been called the gift of life. Donating plasma helps in providing therapies for rare diseases and conditions. Plasma therapy has been found effective in treating critically-ill COVID-19 patients. Plasma donation is the need of the hour. You can donate plasma in two ways:
1st way – by donating your whole blood so that the plasma gets separated from the blood in the laboratory.
2nd way – by donating only the plasma through the process of plasmapheresis.
Plasma donation not only helps the recipient but also the donor. Here’s how.
Free health checkup from expert medical professionals
Before you donate plasma, your body will be thoroughly examined by the medical professionals to check your health status. This way you’ll be ensured of your body’s well-being.
Plasma donation will motivate you to take better care of your body. Upon that, if you’re diagnosed with any health condition during your mini health check-up, you’ll get instant medical attention from the doctors.
Reduces bad cholesterol
Bad cholesterol is a generic problem. Plasma donation might help in the reduction of bad cholesterol.
Benefits psychological health
When you help others, you help yourself. When you find that your plasma has saved someone’s life you’ll get instant psychological satisfaction.
As we have mentioned earlier, plasma therapy has been found helpful in treating serious Coronavirus patients. In Convalescent plasma therapy, the plasma is extracted from recovered COVID-19 individuals for providing treatment to critically-ill COVID-19 patients. Plasma contains antibodies that help in fighting foreign pathogens. The ones who have recovered from COVID-19 are now immune to the virus and by using their plasma we can save others from this deadly Coronavirus.
If you’ve recovered fully from COVID-19 and are willing to donate your plasma to save lives, visit your nearest blood collection centre. ILS Hospitals in Agartala and Kolkata applauds such brave hearts who have donated their plasma to give people the gift of life.
Due to COVID-19, the entire country is in lockdown, except for essential services, like hospitals, grocery stores, medicine stores and few more. Since there is no vaccine for Coronavirus as on date, we are compelled to stay inside our homes and practice social distancing to keep the number of cases low.
Home quarantine allows us plenty of time. We can utilize this time to spend time with our family and learn skills to enhance our personality. Today, ILS Hospitals, one of the best hospitals in Kolkata and Agartala will show you some ways through which you can stay productive during this home quarantine.
Learn a new hobby
Sadly, people were not spending enough time on their hobbies. Hobbies started losing its essence. Don’t let that happen, learn a new hobby or give more time to your existing hobby during this home quarantine. You can learn new hobbies, like cooking, sewing, knitting, etc. even by watching online tutorials.
Organize your home
No matter how big or small your home is, it is always beautiful. Since everyone is in the house right now, you can make the use of more muscle power to declutter and organize your home.
Read educational books
Reading is always helpful. If you have children in your home, know that children learn by imitating others. If they see you reading educational books, they will follow suit.
Participate in online classes
Online classes are beneficial for both parents and children. Teach your children through online methods. Opt for online classes to enhance your professional skills for growth in your career.
Stay hygienic and stay safe at home. Listen to the government’s advisories and be a responsible citizen. Remember, health is wealth so take good care of your mental and physical health. For any medical emergency, you can visit ILS Hospitals in Agartala and Kolkata.
COVID-19 pandemic has become a medical emergency in all over the world. It is a very difficult time for all of us. It is more difficult for women who are pregnant during this crisis. But as ILS Hospitals always says, Do not Panic and Stay Alert, following this is the only remedy during this anxious situation.
Eat a diet full of nutrients
A nutritious diet is the ultimate panacea for pregnant women. You need to consume healthy foods for your baby’s growth and development. Eat fruits, vegetables, legumes, lentils, eggs, seafood, chicken, dry fruits, etc.
Drink plenty of water
Do not ignore the importance of hydration. Drink plenty of filtered water every day. Use a hydration or water reminder app on your smartphone if you constantly forget to drink water.
Take an ample of rest
Your body is responsible for carrying two individuals. Surely, your body is dealing with a lot right now. To compensate for that, take a proper amount of rest every day.
Practice good hygiene at all rates. Wash your hands properly and frequently with a good liquid handwash. Use hand sanitizer with 70-90% alcohol and tissue papers while coughing and sneezing and dispose them off at once in a closed bin. Wear a mask and disposable gloves if you have to go out for any medical emergency and live in a well-sanitized environment.
Have a good mental health
Due to this long home quarantine, you might find yourself anxious and depressed which can affect your unborn baby’s well-being as well. Do not stress, watch less news, read good books, play board games with your husband or other family members, watch informative videos and practice meditation or light doctor recomended exercise.
Due to the pandemic, Covid-19, many nations across the globe were badly affected to the core. Covid-19 taught us one thing, which is to maintain good hygiene at all times.
By maintaining proper hygiene, we can prevent the transmission of deadly viral and bacterial infections. Keeping that in mind, ILS Hospitals will explain you some hygiene tips that you must follow to prevent infections.
Follow these hygiene tips to avoid the spread of infections:
Maintain good personal hygiene: Personal hygiene is foremost important. Brush and floss your teeth daily. Take a bath or shower with soap every day. Wash your hair once or twice a week. Due to summer season, you might have to shower twice a day because of excessive perspiration. Wear clean clothes and undergarments daily. Females should take note of their menstrual hygiene as well by changing the sanitary products from time to time.
Wash your hands at all times: There are millions of germs in our hands which are totally invisible to the human eyes. We do a lot of work with our hands so it’s essential to keep them clean. Wash your hands for 15-20 seconds with clear water and liquid soap after using the washroom, before and after eating, after coming from outside, and whenever your hands get dirty.
Live in a clean environment: Keep our surroundings clean. Clean your house daily. Throw the trash in the garbage bin. Do not forget to keep your washrooms hygienic.
Use tissue paper while coughing and sneezing: Always cough or sneeze on a disposable tissue paper. It is always best to wear a face mask while going outside if you have encountered flu so that you avoid transmitting the infection to others.
Do not share your personal items with anyone: Avoid sharing your personal items, like toothbrush, tongue cleaner, razor, comb, nail clippers, clothes, undergarments, innerwear, cosmetics, makeup brushes, soap, loofah and so on with others.
Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with uncleaned hands: If your hands are unwashed, you can easily pass on the germs inside your body by simply touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Never do that and we will say again, keep washing hands.
Always carry a hand sanitizer with you: Whenever you’re going outside, always carry a 70% alcohol containing hand sanitizer with you to be hygienic at all times.
Our several hospital units take essential care for hygiene. If you visit our hospital units in Kolkata and Agartala, you would not have to worry about cleanliness. Visit ILS Hospitals, one of the best hospitals in Kolkata and Agartala for medical emergency.
Coronavirus acquainted us with a new term, home quarantine. Being quarantined at home does not mean you can’t stay fit and healthy.
Today, ILS Hospitals, multispeciality hospital in Agartala and Kolkata, will share some ways through which you can stay physically fit if you cannot do outside activities or visit the gym.
Practice Yoga: Yoga is also a way to stay physically and mentally healthy. Practice Yoga poses or asanas at home regularly. All you need are a yoga mat and a sheer determination to stay fit.
Do non-equipment exercises: It’s better to do something than nothing. So do exercises that do not need any machines. If you already have a treadmill, exercise bike or swiss ball at home, feel free to use it during this period.
Do chair exercises: We all have chairs in our houses. Did you know there are versatile uses of a simple chair? Indulge yourself in chair exercises for a healthy body.
Do skipping: Skipping is not only reserved for children but adults can do it too. If you have a skipping rope at home, make the most of it.
Do stretching: Stretching is by far the easiest form of exercise. Stretching relaxes your muscles and improves your body posture. It does not require any additional equipment and benefits the body and mind just like any normal exercise.
Do household chores: Many Indian houses use hired help for their domestic work. During your time of home quarantine, give leaves to your maid and do the household chores on your own to stay active and healthy.
Resume dancing: If your hobby was dancing but due to shortage of time you could not invest enough time in it, well now is the right time. Dancing is also a form of exercise that makes you cheerful and keeps you in good shape.
Play games: Time to revive your childhood! If you have a big balcony or terrace, then play games, like kho kho, hide and seek, badminton, etc. It will not only make you happy but will also ensure that your body is getting the exercise it needs. Remember to follow social distancing and use gloves and mask while playing with other family members.
People are told to be home-quarantined for various reasons. Sometimes it might be to avoid the transmission of an epidemic or pandemic or sometimes due to any surgery, illness or injury. Being home-quarantined for several days can take a massive toll on your mental health as well.
Your mental health is as important as your physical well-being. So, ILS Hospitals will tell you some ways through which you can protect your mental health during the distressing time.
Let’s learn about them now.
Practice your hobby:
We all have hobbies that we cannot do many times because of our hectic daily schedules. Now’s the perfect time to indulge yourself in activities that you love the most. Read, write, cook, sing, paint, sew, knit, dance, play or do whatever you cherish the most indoor because doing what you enjoy and it has amazing effects on your brain.
Take good care of yourself:
If you’re healthy from inside, it will show on outside. Eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and get a good night sleep to take good care of your body and mind.
Organize your home:
An empty mind is the devil’s workshop. Do household chores and organize your home and garden to keep yourself occupied.
Learn something new:
The internal structure of our brain changes when it learns something new. You can watch informative documentaries online or on TV and can even learn a new art or craft by taking online lessons at home.
Communicate with people:
Humans are social beings so not being able to socially interact with others can hamper your mental health. If for some reasons, you are prohibited to go outside, make use of digital communication to connect with your loved ones.
Spend time with your family:
We often forget to spend quality time with our own family. To improve your mental well-being, talk to your family members about your concerns and be a good listener when they are doing the same.
Spend time with your pets:
Your pets are like your family members. They too deserve your love and affection. Pets are going to be your real stress-busters. Play with your pets and let them know how much they mean to you.