Breastfeeding Failure

Why did my breast milk dry up? “I can’t breastfeed my baby and I feel guilty” Most women hope to feed their newborn child for the first few months of life, but unfortunately not all women succeed. The most common reason for failure is emotional or physical stress. The harder…

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Breast Milk

How to increase breast milk? Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, and can be used alone up to three months of age. It is cheap, easily digested, results in minimal faeces production, protects against numerous infections (eg. gastroenteritis, bronchiolitis) and is conveniently packaged for immediate use without any…

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Bonding between mother and baby

How babies get attached to Mom? Effective bonding between a mother and her baby is critical form the well-being of both. If an infant is deprived of maternal care, although fed and kept comfortable, it will develop slowly in all areas including physical, intellectual and emotional. Such infants are small…

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Bad Dreams – Nightmares

“My baby wakes up screaming” “Baby wakes up screaming uncontrollably” Nightmares (Bad dreams) occur in children who wake suddenly in fright with crying, a rapid pulse, rapid breathing and sweating. They normally cannot recall a nightmare, but feel threatened and anxious. It may be an occasional or recurrent problem, and…

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Bacterial Meningitis

How do bacteria gain access to the brain? How do babies get meningitis? Bacterial (septic) meningitis is caught from people who are carriers of the bacteria, but the victims are usually weak, ill, under stress or have their ability to resist infection reduced in some way. The most common forms…

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Blocked Nose

“My nose is always blocked on one side” “why is my nose always stuffy even when i’m not sick” Everyone will have experienced the sensations caused by a virus (eg. common cold) or bacteria (eg. sinusitis = inflammation of the nose cavity) infection in the nose, or rarely a fungus…

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Baby Measles

“How to treat baby measles” “How to get rid of baby measles” Roseola infantum (baby measles, sixth disease or exanthema subitum) is a contagious viral infection that is caught by virtually every child in the first two or three years of life. It has an incubation period from 7 to…

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Bottle Feeding

“How to improve bottle milk for newborn” Although cow’s milk is part of the normal diet of most Western nations, it is not suitable for young babies. The naturally intended food for babies is breast milk, and a baby who is not being breastfed must be fed with special formulas…

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