Many of us would waive an article of immunisation as irrelevant to us — the educated, fairly affluent members of the world community. And yet, our own personal experience has shown that even educated parents often ignore new vaccines, unaware how critical they can be to their child’s health. In today’s age, when we see… [ Continue Reading ]
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Not Enough Milk for the Baby?
The most likely reason for milk drying up is the inhibition of the ejection reflex (the mechanism by which milk is ejected from the breast). This reduces the production of milk and gradually stops it completely. Often, the drying up has psychological reasons behind it — when people ask the mother whether her milk has… [ Continue Reading ]
Exactly What is a Balanced Diet?
You often hear the phrase ‘balanced diet’ and its advantages, particularly for pregnant mothers and growing children. What does this mean? It only means that you should have a good balance of body-building proteins, energy-giving carbohydrates and fats, enough of minerals like iron and calcium, and all the vitamins. You do not have to be… [ Continue Reading ]
What are Special Foods? Diet Advice for Pregnant Women
When we say special foods, we are referring to anything that is not artificial – it has no preservatives or additives and is in sync with nature. Times are changing and most people have little or no time to cook complete meals. They prefer fast foods and do not mind if they are frozen or… [ Continue Reading ]
Average Patterns of Growth of Indian children
A baby weighs about three kilograms at birth, and loses 150-200 g in the first three to four days. After that he grows rapidly and gains about 25 to 30 g a day for the first three months and a little less rapidly after that. The widely accepted formula that a baby doubles his birth… [ Continue Reading ]
The Body’s Building Blocks
What are the foods we eat made of? It is useful to know about the chemical composition of foodstuffs as it helps us in determining the type of food we ought to consume. In the case of children, this knowledge is vital as it allows us to choose the right foods for their growing bodies…. [ Continue Reading ]
Insure Your Child’s Smile: Managing children’s dental health
When your child eats, food passes through the mouth and it meets the germs or bacteria that live in the mouth. These bacteria have sugars and starches found in many foods. If you do not clean your child’s teeth after eating, plaque bacteria use the sugars and starches to produce acid that destroys the hard… [ Continue Reading ]
Importance Of Antenatal Care
Antenatal care (also known as Prenatal care) refers to the regular medical and nursing care recommended for women during pregnancy. The importance of antenatal care is often overdone in most households as the would-be mother is flooded with advice about what is right and what is wrong for her. When should you start? Make your first… [ Continue Reading ]