Nidhi Parmar Hiranandani, The Film Producer of ‘Saand Ki Aankh‘ film, donated 42 liters of breast milk during the lockdown period to save newborns.
Who is She?
Nidhi Parmar, Film producer of Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starring movie ‘Saand Ki Aankh‘.
What did she do?
Nidhi, 41, who was blessed with a baby boy Veer in February, earlier this year, saved several ‘tiny’ lives with her noble act of donating breast milk during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
And has donated approximately 42 liters of breast milk between March and May after having an excess of it stored away, lying unused.
Why did she choose this?
In a country where there’s a stigma attached to donating breast milk besides several other topics like breastfeeding publically, an unconventional step and act of goodwill by Nidhi Parmar Hiranandani apparently helped saved many lives.
Where did she disclose this news?
In an exclusive interview with “The Better India“, Nidhi opened up about finding herself in the odd situation of having an excess of breast milk which she did not want to waste and did not know where to donate.
She told them, “After giving birth to my child, I realized that I still had a lot of milk leftover.
What does she says about this?
I realized that even after feeding her own child, she had an excess of it stored away in the fridge.
The internet suggested that it should be used to making face packs out of it.
Some of my friends said that they bathe their babies by using it or even use it to scrub their feet.
Since I thought this was not a proper use of milk, and I did not want to give it for these waste purposes.
and I read on the internet about this precious information that breast milk has a shelf life of 3 to 4 months if properly stored in a refrigerator.
and I began researching about “Breast milk donation.”
She also said that she contacted her gynecologist at Women’s Hospital, which is in Bandra, Mumbai, who suggested that she should donate the milk to Surya Hospital.
What does she say about its actual purpose? how the hospital supported?
I had about 20 packets of 150 milli-liters each in my fridge, but then I thought of getting out to donate this extra milk during the lockdown was concerning, for I now had a baby at home.
But the hospital was very forthcoming and ensured a pick-up from my doorstep.”
“After my first donation, I would express milk at home, and every 15-20 days I would donate it to the hospital,” she said, I had donated around 40 liters since May 2020.
Result of her deed: Her contribution during lockdown is very wonderful, it helped the hospital to revive its milk bank as this milk donation comes to the rescue of premature babies in the Neonatal intensive care unit.