|A nurse arranges milk bottles at the hospital. [Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei]|
Staff at the neonatal intensive care unit of Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing have been taking various measures to promote breastfeeding in recent years.
The hospital internationally reputed for its comprehensive yet specialized departments and rich clinical experience, now includes a 24-hour breast milk bank.
The donations are used to feed newborns at the facility for first time.
When a mother has problems lactating, paramedics explain patiently and administer the right dosage of milk.
Some premature infants need breast milk with added fortified agents. For this purpose, several nurses are designated to formulate and arrange such bottles for the babies.
Furthermore, mothers can stay by their infant's bedside and breastfeed in the hospital, promoting parent-child relationships, easing mothers' anxiety and shortening hospitalization periods.
A nurse feeds a baby with a bottle of breast milk. [Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei]
|A doctor conducts tests on breast milk components. [Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei]|
A doctor calculates the per-meal amount of milk required for newborns. [Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei]
A mother and her premature infant at the hospital [Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei]
(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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