Being a mother is the most crucial role a woman can ever play in society. A mother is responsible for the better cognitive and physical development of her child. In addition, she provides him with the essential nutrients in the form of exclusive breastfeeding and helps the child interact with society.
Finally, she provides him with good nutrition to promote his overall physical and mental development. All of these efforts of a mother make a child a better and healthy human being. According to pediatricians, a woman has three roles to play as a mother.
Providing the Child with Exclusive Breastfeeding.
The worldwide accepted time frame for exclusive breastfeeding is six months to two years. During this time, two of the crucial roles of breastfeeding are:
Provides the child with proper nutrition for initial growth and development.
Empowers the child’s immune system during the first six months, the time during which child’s immunity is not strong enough to combat infectious agents.
In Pakistan, the majority of mothers have been found negligent in fulfilling this duty. This negligence is because of poor counseling.
Thus the only way to negate mothers’ unhealthy attitudes is to refer them to specialized doctors in this field. Doctors will be better able to guide them about the role of breastfeeding in the post-natal development of a child.
Immunization against Infectious and Transmissible Diseases.
Govt. of Pakistan offers an Extended Program on Immunization (EPI). This Program is responsible for immunizing children free of cost against contagious diseases which may otherwise prove fatal. EPI involves immunization against polio, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, measles, typhoid, and other debilitating conditions. Doctors should do counseling of the mothers to promote the activity of immunization among them.
Maintaining a Good Hygiene.
Mothers should maintain good hygiene of the child regardless of the weather or climate conditions. In Pakistan, mothers are irresponsible whenever there comes a situation of maintaining the good hygiene of their children. Doctors recommend daily shower of the children to promote better sanitary habits. In addition to this, mothers should promote hand-washing activities among children from early childhood.
Counseling of Mothers.
All of these activities can only be well-adopted by women if doctors appropriately counsel them. Therefore, child specialists have taken several steps, such as promoting awareness on social media platforms. In light of this, it is worth mentioning the activities of Dr. Muhammad Abdul Waheed, a pediatrician at Modern Hospital.
Moreover, several other doctors offer their services at Modern Hospital to counsel mothers about the importance of exclusive breastfeeding, proper hygiene, and good nutrition. Therefore, you can visit Modern Hospital to receive counseling from your desired doctor. Some of the pediatricians with their duty time are mentioned here.