Questions for Panel
Discussion on Breastfeeding Issues for sensitization
Programme for Doctors, nurses and community.
1. We pediatricians are always denouncing
bottle-feeding? What are the reasons for this?
Q. 2. Why
does bottle-feeding cause diarrhea? What is physiological
Q. 3. Why
does it cause otitis media? Can breastmilk cause
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
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
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