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Popular producer donates 42 litres of breast milk to help newborns

Thursday, November 19, 2020 • Tamil Comments
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The producer of Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starrer 'Saand Ki Aankh,' Nidhi Parmar Hiranandani, has donated 42 litres of breast milk during the lockdown to help newborn babies amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nidhi, who became a mother early this year in February, apparently had a lot of leftover milk and she decided to donate it. Speaking about the same to Better India, Nidhi said, "After nursing my child, I realised that I still had a lot of milk leftover. I had read on the internet that breast milk does have a shelf life of three to four months if properly stored in a refrigerator. The internet suggested making face packs out of it. Some of my friends said they bathe their babies with it or even use it to scrub their feet. Since I thought this was a cruel waste of milk, and I did not want to give it to salons, I began researching breast milk donation. I contacted my gynaecologist at Women's Hospital, Bandra, who suggested I donate the milk to Surya Hospital. Up until that point, I had about 20 packets of 150 ml each in my fridge, but the thought of getting out to donate during the lockdown was concerning, for I now had a baby at home. But the hospital was very forthcoming and ensured a zero-contact pick-up from my doorstep."

Nidhi has donated over 42 litres of breast milk since May this year. "After my first donation, I would express milk at home, and every 15-20 days I would donate it to the hospital," she added.


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