Baby care

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Healthy food for the lactating new mother

Insufficient breastmilk has been a concern for many yet-to-be mothers. Most often, it is the need to initiate the baby to formula feeds or any such supplements that leaves them worried and confused. Interestingly, 90% of the mothers, in the present era, ensure that their babies are solely breastfed until he or she turns seven-months-old. […]

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Caring for your premature baby: Expert guidelines.

Babies born before 37 weeks of gestation are considered preterm or premature and are vulnerable to many complications due to the physical and physiological immaturity. Parents often find it difficult to care for the “preemies” due to various reasons. These babies are often unusually small and have specific nutritional and developmental needs. Why do premature […]

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Complementary food for your baby: 7 guiding principles

Most parents are often puzzled by the various aspects of baby food. Questions related to the introduction of semi-solids, solids or even a combination of both have been some of the most common concerns. According to Amrita Desai, a child nutrition expert, your baby should be given the appropriate quantity of different foodstuffs at each […]

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Food for infants: The homemade miracle grain

Did you know that some food for your infants is, in a sense, part of grandma’s kitchen recipe list? Child nutrition expert, Nidhi Mehta, explains how certain grains and pulses can be further enriched to assure your child of a healthy growth pattern. She says: Amylase Rich Food or ARF is a good complementary food […]

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The breastmilk checklist: Things to know

Ayurveda elaborates on a unique yet scientific set of facts surrounding breastmilk. The scriptures present several details regarding the formation of breast milk, ejection and the quality of breastmilk. Breastmilk – quick facts The Ayurvedic texts state that the production of breastmilk takes place only three days after the woman delivers her baby. Until then, […]

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Preconception care – the Dos and the Don’ts

Prenatal care is not only the responsibility of the pregnant mother but also of the entire family. This support system plays a crucial role in assuring the healthy lives of both the mother and baby. It is, hence, important, that the care and supervision are also provided during the preconception period as well. Why is […]

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Vaccination for your baby: 14 FAQs

A newborn baby’s ‘immature’ immune system, makes him or her vulnerable to many diseases. The vaccines are prepared from similar types of germs which produce these illnesses, to weaken or kill the germs. Thus, they help to combat ailments. Each dose, however, must be given as per the recommendations of the healthcare authorities of the […]

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How Indians introduce solid food to their babies

Indians, for generations, have celebrated every milestone of a human being’s life. The various customs associated with Indian culture are fine examples of such occasions. Interestingly, these are not mere traditions as most people deem them to be. On the contrary, each of these practices are governed by scientific and medical facts. To begin with, […]

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Pets make your babies healthier, happier

The Baby Schema (aka the cuteness factor of a baby) has always grabbed the attention of a crowd. It is truly difficult to ignore the chubby cheeks and tiny hands of a little human being, even when the world is in a rush. No wonder that photographs or videos of animals and little babies playing […]

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Medication for mother and foetus: Part 2

(.. contd from Ayurveda Medication for mother and foetus) A new mother undergoes several physiological changes from the fourth month of her pregnancy till the time of her delivery. Let us take a look at the ways in which she can be assured for a healthy and smooth delivery. 27 grams of butter During the […]