2,125 lactating mothers receive allowance in Naogaon

NAOGAON, More than 2,125 working pregnant and

lactating mothers received allowance worth around Tk 2.04 crore in three

municipalities in the district during this fiscal year 20182019.

Each pregnant or lactating mother received an allowance of Tk 800 per

month up to 24 months as adequate diets for them deserve special attention.

Beside, maternity allowances were distributed among the 14,256 mothers in

the district.

District Women Affairs Officer Israt Jahan said the mothers along with

their infants were given necessary antenatal and postnatal healthcare

services for maintaining their sound health and to produce sufficient milk

for their growing babies.

Deputy commissioner (DC) Md. Mizanur Rahman said the lactating mothers

need special care, more nutrition and higher calorie than other women as they

need more significant quantity of energy as the mother have pivotal role to

bring up the newborn babies with sound health, mind and attitude.

To ensure healthy nutritional status during pregnancy and breastfeeding,

most of the foods the mothers consume each day should be high in vitamins and

minerals.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)