~The conference was inaugurated by Tmt. Valarmathi (IAS), Director, Department of Social Defence, Government of Tamil Nadu
Chennai, 16th July, 2022: SIMS Hospital, a leading multi-specialty hospital in the city, in association with Happy Mom Health Care Services organized a conference to discuss and update Differential Diagnosis in Breast & Nipple Pain during Lactation as part of the Clinical updates in Indian breastfeeding Practice. The conference congregated around 100 high profile doctors and nursing professionals from across South India. The conference was inaugurated by Tmt. Valarmathi (IAS), the Chief Guest for the event. SIMS Hospital also announced the launch of a dedicated LACTATION MANAGEMENT CLINIC on this occasion, to streamline the lactation services for assisting the antenatal and postnatal mothers.
Speaking on the event Dr. Jayashree Jayakrishnan (Clinical Physiotherapist – Happy Mom Healthcare) said, “Breastfeeding not only saves lives, but also helps improve the health and wellbeing of women & infants. Educational sessions on breastfeeding for healthcare professionals is the need of the hour. Such knowledge transfer programs enables them with the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with the challenges of breastfeeding in different clinical scenarios. The previous conferences were well accepted by the medical fraternity and has been encouraging for us to organizing this 4th edition.”
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. E. Padmapriya – Senior Consultant Neonatology, said, “Dedicating to the mothers and mothers-to-be, this educational conference was hugely successful as it presented a comprehensive outlook on breastfeeding and different health conditions and infections which can probably occur”.
Adding to this, Dr. Raju Sivasamy, Vice President, said “We, at SIMS Hospital are elated to have organized one of the most successful conference which witnessed a presence of around 100 specialized doctors and nursing professionals from all over South India. Breastfeeding and lactation are important topics that has to be touched upon by the doctors and here expert doctors in this speciality came together to emphasise on the clinical updates. We are also very happy to have associated with Happy Mom Healthcare Services for this informative session.”
The Conference presented various case studies and emphasised on the wholesome outlook on major and updated topics like Breast Inflammation, Fungal Infections, Ankyloglossia which grades Impact on Breast & Nipple Pain, Breastfeeding during Pregnancy, Dermatological Conditions, Benign Conditions, Psycho Neuro Aspect in Breast & Nipple Pain and Breastfeeding Cessation. Highly reputed and specialized Doctors from institutions like Madras Medical College, Chennai Breast Centre, Chennai’s women clinic, Madras Medical Mission and a few more institutions addressed different conditions and also spoke about Indian legality to practice as lactation Consultant.
About Department of Paediatrics: The Department of paediatrics at SIMS Hospital has comprehensive care facilities from New-borns to 18 years of age. The department has dedicated intensive care units (both NICU and PICU), fully equipped to manage high risk infants, managing around 300 such cases annually. Having highly-skilled Paediatricians, Neonatologist and other clinical professionals, the unit is capable of handling sick and preterm babies (the smallest one to have survived is a 26-week old baby)
About SIMS: SIMS Hospital (SRM Institutes for Medical Science) is one of the leading multi-specialty hospitals in Chennai. This 345-bed hospital offers comprehensive healthcare experience across a wide range of specialties, including multi-organ transplant services. The hospital houses 15 modular OTs, 3 state-of-the-art Cath labs (including 1 Bi-plane Cath lab), advanced ICUs with Hepa-filters and innovative medical technologies, all under one roof. With the finest combination of experience, expertise, cutting-edge technology and well-coordinated multi-specialty Quaternary care facilities and patient-centric teamwork; SIMS Hospital Chennai is committed to deliver services of international standards.