Cowshed, the only shelter for lactating mothers in Bajura

BAJURA: Lactating mothers are not directly allowed to go to their homes after they give birth to their babies in most of the villages of Bajura district. They are instead forced to stay in a cowshed. Dharma Buda of Swami Kartik Rural Municipality in the district, who just gave birth to a baby 17 days ago, now has to stay in the shed for a month. It has been reported that Buda has been staying in the shed with a small hole which is the only ventilation for the new baby, and surrounded by livestock like ox and chicken. Also, there is no electric power in the shed.

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