10 Common Questions About Pregnancy Answered

10 Common Questions About Pregnancy Answered

Many pregnant women have a lot of questions for their obstetrician-gynaecologists, especially if it’s their first. A significant change is happening in a woman’s body during this special period in her life. It’s no wonder they have so many questions.  Women want to know what’s safe for their future baby, and themselves. They strive to understand in what ways their lives can continue as normal, and what aspects need to be … Read More

Eating For Two: How Can Mothers know The Right Diet For Babies?

Eating For Two: How Can Mothers know The Right Diet For Babies?

For new mothers – and women in pregnancy, there’s usually a niggling question on what’s the right diet for their babies to feed on besides breastmilk. Those who are pregnant wonder if ‘eating for two’ is really a thing. We had a radio show recently where we explored this question in detail and we’re sure someone out there will find it useful. Happy reading. Do babies have dietary needs while … Read More

Breastfeeding: Common Questions New Moms Ask (Part1)

Breastfeeding: Common Questions New Moms Ask (Part 1)

There are lots of embarrassing questions about breastfeeding: Does breast size matter? Can you still nurse your baby if you have bleeding nipples? And so on… Here are 20 common breastfeeding questions and answers. 1. Do smaller breasts produce less milk? Most women are capable of producing enough milk for their babies, no matter what size their breasts are. 2. Why do some women produce more milk than others? Breasts … Read More

Dos and Don’ts Of Breast Milk Storage

Dos and Don'ts Of Breast Milk Storage

For nursing mothers who work, exclusive breastfeeding can be difficult. This is why pumping &storing breast milk for use at a later time is a good idea. However, there are dos & don’ts for breast milk storage so please read this article to find out. 1. What kind of container should you use to store expressed breast milk? Before expressing or handling breast milk, wash your hands with soap and … Read More

What Cereals Are Safe For Babies?

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A few days ago, we stumbled on a disturbing question asked by a parent on Twitter. He wanted to know if Golden Morn was okay for a 7-month baby. It was quite shocking and our simple answer was “No” but we believe parents should really know why some cereals aren’t safe for babies. It may sound weird that some cereals are not good for babies but there are different types: … Read More

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

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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

Is My Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk?

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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

All You Need to Know about Polio

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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

Infant Mortality: 5 Deadly Childhood Diseases And How To Prevent Them

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When it comes to most infectious diseases, children are among the most vulnerable – largely because their immune systems haven’t fully developed. According to the WHO, nearly 6 million children under the age of five die annually and these infant mortality cases are caused when they contract preventable diseases. While a range of factors – ranging from poor healthcare infrastructure, lack of vaccines, etc. – are responsible for these high … Read More

Common Health Problems Your Child Can Inherit From You

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When we look at kids, we mostly focus on the physical attributes they share with their parents – eyes, shape of head, nose, mouth, etc. Some attributes are understated while others are so striking that there’s no need for a DNA test, should there be any doubters. However, not only do kids inherit physical attributes, they also inherit some of their parents’ health problems. There are ‘simple’ issues such as … Read More