Archive for the ‘Baby’ Category

Milk for Newborns

New born babies are really cute but they are also very delicate and need their mothers in order to survive. They are also not able to eat regular food yet but instead drink milk. The best of course is breast milk. Mothers usually think of how to product more breast milk. They would want their babies to get the best nutrients that they can give. Their milk give their babies a better immune system and a healthier body.

Breast Milk

Almost everyone knows that babies drink milk from their mothers when they come into this world. When we got a bit older, we also knew that breast-milk has lots of vitamins and nutrients needed by the baby. It also boost the baby’s immune system and reduce infections. What we may not know is that it also benefits the mother. When she breast feeds, there is a reduction in the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. I guess that’s why babies and mothers who breast feed are healthier than those who don’t.

Christening

People who are married eventually have kids and start a family. Once they have their own baby, they have them baptized and celebrate the occassion with their friends and relatives. Everyone who goes to the occassion will bring their christening gift for new baby. It is a welcome for the baby and also a special remembrance for them to cherish. It would bring fond memories to those who were present especially the parents.

Toddlers may breathe Easier on their Tummy

toddlerToddlers who have obstructed nighttime breathing, or sleep apnea, appear to experience more breathing problems when they sleep on their backs compared to when they sleep in other positions, a new study finds.

The findings, which contradict earlier research, appear in the November issue of the journal Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Researchers studied the association between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and body positions by observing 60 toddlers while they slept. They analyzed data about the time spent in each body position during sleep, the number of apnea episodes in each position, blood oxygen levels, time spent in each stage of sleep, and the “respiratory disturbance index (RDI)”.

“The mean RDI rose when more than 50 percent of the time was spent in supine (face forward) sleep,” study lead author Dr. Kevin D. Pereira, a professor of otolaryngology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, said in a prepared statement. “There was even more of an increase when supine sleep compromised 75 percent of the total sleep time. In fact, the RDI in this position was greater than in all other positions combined.”

“This finding is in contrast to previous studies that have demonstrated no correlation between sleep position and obstructive sleep apnea in children,” Pereira said.

He noted that this study did not look at infants, so the findings shouldn’t be confused with the healthy practice of having infants sleep on their sides or backs to help avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Prepare for your pregnancy

Women can take steps to promote a healthy pregnancy, even before they become pregnant.

Here’s a list of pre-pregnancy planning tips, courtesy of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation:

  • prepregnancyStop smoking to reduce the risk of a low-birth weight baby, a miscarriage or still birth.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Talk to your doctor about how prescription medications may affect your pregnancy. Some of these medications include birth control pills and some acne, seizure and cancer medications.
  • Take a multivitamins with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid each day.
  • Maintain good health by eating healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight.