Breastfeeding Failure

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 the woman tries to succeed, the more she will experience breastfeeding failure. Being relaxed with the…

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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 messy preparation. Colostrum is the…

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Bonding

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 for their age, poorly nourished, apathetic,…

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Bacterial 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 of bacterial meningitis is caused by Haemophilus influenzae B (HiB), while the most…

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Blocked Nose

Everyone will have experienced the sensations caused by a viral (eg. common cold) or bacterial (eg. sinusitis) infection in the nose, or rarely a fungal (eg. Candida) infection, that results in the excessive production of thick sticky phlegm and mucus. Hay fever and vasomotor rhinitis may swell the lining of…

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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 17 days, and most children will have such a mild attack that…

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Bottle Feeding

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 developed to approximate breast milk, which has…

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