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#AVONBABY2018 – It’s Time For Baby Cuteness Overload!

| Maternal & Infant Health, Uncategorized | No Comments

Babies are simply adorable! Regardless of how you might be feeling, all it takes is a baby’s cackling giggle to put a smile on your face. You’re simply never thesame once you see or hold a baby and if you disagree, we have one legitimatereason to *side-eye* you. Babies are one reason to never doubt a mother’s awesomeness because it takes incredible care, love and dedication to birth and nurture … Read More

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International Men’s Day: Let’s Talk about Men’s Health

| Healthy Living | No Comments

From January to November, all we hear from men on social media is, “No day to celebrate us? Haba!” Well, it’s International Men’s Day here and we’re not just going to talk about what it means but also about men’s health. So what is International Men’s Day about? In simple terms, this day is designed to promote positive role models in society and develop wholesome individuals. It is meant to … Read More

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Is My Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk?

| Maternal & Infant Health | No Comments

While more women know how long to breastfeed their babies, there’s still a bit of confusion among mothers (especially new ones) about when their babies can start trying other meals. Here’s a short thread to help out. So does your baby need more than milk? Yes, but not until he’s six months old. Paediatricians advise that it’s best to exclusively breastfeed your baby for six months. After this, your baby’s … Read More

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All You Need to Know about Polio

| Maternal & Infant Health | No Comments

While polio is a distant memory in most of the world, the disease still exists in some countries like Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Currently, one in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized. The goal is to ensure that in the very near future, children under 5 will have one less deadly disease to … Read More