Dear fellow Members,
What is this App for?
Aanchal App provides an answer to many questions a breastfeeding mother may have and try to put some light on age-old myths related to the breastfeeding. All the questions and answers are in Hindi and the App can be used in offline Mode.
Why is it needed?
As you all may be aware of the fact that India has a very high Infant Mortality rate (IMR) and World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests that exclusive breastfeeding to newborn for first 6 months can lower the infant mortality rate.
We have a few ladies on our panel who are certified lactation consultants and as per their experience, a new mother faces lots of challenges and given our social structure, it is not possible for her to query her problems or question every time. In our society lots of myths also prevailed related to newborn and mother eg. first milk (Colostrum should not be fed to child, etc. ). This App can be used by Aanganwadi or Asha workers or mothers who have access to a smartphone.
How is it different?
There is no app in the Android play store which caters specifically to the Indian Women. Being in Hindi can be a huge plus point.
This is our bit for Women Empowerment and giving it back to society, If you share our passion for Women Empowerment and want to do your bit to reduce IMR, please pass this info along to a friend/family member who might consider downloading this app and spreading awareness or may be benefitted by this App.
Please give us feedback to improve this App and what additions you would like to see into it.
Edit 11 Feb 2016 :-
We are adding Vaccination Calendar into this App, this will enable mothers to keep track of all of the Vaccines and due dates, we will be adding a description of vaccine and expected effects on the baby.
A notification will be sent to the App user to remind him the due date of Vaccination. In addition, we are also adding the details of Anganwadi food security scheme for child into this app. please let us know if you think of few more additions, that we can push in this version.