Year: 2018 | Month: December | Volume: 8 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 152-155
Role of Breastfeeding in Ayurveda
Mother’s Milk Is a Gift to Child That Protects Us Lifetime in Disguise
Shibani Dash1, Siba Prasad Rout2
1M.S Scholar, Department of Stree Roga and Prasuti Tantra, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi.
2Lecturer, Department of Dravyaguna, K.A.T.S. Ayurveda College and Hospital, Ankushpur, Ganjam
Corresponding Author: Shibani Dash
Ayurveda, the science of life, bestows upon prevention of disease and maintenance of healthy life. Breast feeding is a pivotal part of child care which needs enormous importance. In Ayurveda, the procedure of breast feeding is described as a sanskara of child which should be started with enchanting of mantras. Apart from this, specific description on dhatri (nursing mother) is an exceptional quotation in Ayurveda. Qualities and types of Breast milk according to dosas (vitiating factors) also have equal importance and quiet necessary for proper growth of child. This is an attempt to elucidate the concept of breast milk and breast feeding in Ayurveda to the present world.
Key words: Breastfeeding, breast milk, Ayurveda.