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Post-partum mothers seek nutritious diet

Prabhat Kumar Jha

A post-partum woman, Rekhama Khatun, and her 20-day-old baby, surviving on noodles at Pheta Rural Municipality of Bara district, on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Photo: THT

Bara, April 4

Lactating mothers in the storm hit Bara’s Pheta Rural Municipality have been surviving on noodles and have urged the authorities concerned to provide them with nutritious food for the sake of survival of new-born babies.

Talking to THT, lactating mothers of the municipality said they had been surviving on noodles delivered by aid workers, but that was not enough to meet nutritional needs of new-born infants.

Shairu Nesa Khatun, 21, of Pheta Rural Municipality said she had been sharing noodles with her one-year-old son.  Due to lack of nutritious food babies in the camps for the storm hit victims have grown lean and dull.

“Many people visit us with relief materials, but all they bring is noodles and mosquito nets. Nobody cares about our need for nutritious food,” lamented Apsana Khatun, 25, another post-partum woman from the rural municipality.

Pheta Rural Municipality  ward Chairperson Zakir Hussain said most post-partum women and their babies were falling sick for want of nutritious diet.

A version of this article appears in print on April 05, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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