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Panel Discussion on Bottle feeding.

Panel Discussion - 1 " Why not Bottle-feeding? " 30 minutes

Questions for Panel Discussion on Breastfeeding Issues for sensitization Programme for Doctors, nurses and community.

Q. 1. We pediatricians are always denouncing bottle-feeding? What are the reasons for this? (Enumerate)

Q. 2. Why does bottle-feeding cause diarrhea? What is physiological diarrhea?

Q. 3. Why does it cause otitis media? Can breastmilk cause otitis media?

Q. 4. Some bottle-fed infants are chubby while others are underweight? Can you explain?

Q. 5. How does artificial feeding predispose to allergies?

Q. 6. How does artificial feeding increase risk of IDDM and heart disease?

Q. 7. Is it criminal to use a bottle? Are there any special situations where bottle-feeding may be necessary?

Q. 8. What is nipple confusion?

Q. 9. How does bottle-feeding contribute to environmental pollution?

Q. 10. Could you tell how much does it cost to feed a 3 months old with tinned formula for a month?

Q. 11. It is observed that bottle fed children perform less well in school as compared to breastfed children? Comment and give reasons.

Q. 12. Our Govt. has taken an initiative to protect breastfeeding by passing the Infant Milk Substitutes and Feeding Bottles act. Can you tell us the important components of the act? How can us doctors be vigilant about it?

Panel Discussion - 2 " When a mother says that I have insufficient milk " 45 minutes

Panel Discussion - 3, " Mothers in special situations " 45 minutes

Panel Discussion - 4 " Family Practitioners' role in promoting and protecting breastfeeding " 30 min.

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