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Tips for a Healthy Breastfeeding Diet

Create: 06/11/2017 - 08:00
Tips for a Healthy Breastfeeding Diet
You mastered eating for two but what should you do now that you're breastfeeding? Your nutrition is important and affects your baby. Mothers who are breastfeeding should consume approximately 400 to 500 extra calories a day. 
 
That's about one slice of whole wheat toast with peanut butter, a small yogurt, and a banana. Choose foods that contain vitamins A, B & D, healthy fatty acids, and iodine. These can be found in foods like whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and protein-rich foods like eggs, beans, lean meat and dairy. 
 

How to Breastfeed Your Baby?

Create: 05/28/2017 - 05:55
How to Breastfeed Your Baby?
• Find a comfortable, calm place
• Make sure you support...your baby's head and body in one line.
• Bring your baby towards your breast, it's belly against your belly.
• Touch the lower lip with your nipple, and the mouth will open.
• Your baby will take the nipple and areola into its mouth.
• The baby's lower lip is turned outward, its chin and nose are touching the breast.
• The baby is relaxed, happy and suckling until it is finished.

How to Breastfeed: 3 Tips to Help You Start Breastfeeding

Create: 05/11/2017 - 12:39
How to Breastfeed: 3 Tips to Help You Start Breastfeeding
Babies are born with the reflexes needed to nurse, but that doesn't mean it happens automatically. Here are three great tips that can help. 
 
First, help your baby latch on right. Pull him close. When his chin hits the breast, his mouth will open wide. Stroking his cheek or lips will encourage this response. Aim the lower lip well below the nipple so the baby gets a large mouthful of breast. Your breasts shouldn't hurt when doing this. 
 

Cows’ Milk Allergy and Free Weaning

Create: 05/09/2017 - 04:17
Cows’ Milk Allergy and Free Weaning
If you have a baby that has an allergy to cow’s milk you need to take some special precautions when it comes to weaning your child off of milk and on to solids. The age at which a baby should be weaned varies, but is usually around six months. 
 
Signs that a baby is ready to start weaning include being able to sit up unsupported; coordinating their eyes, hands and mouth so that they can look at the food and pick it up; and the ability to put food in their mouth all by themselves. 
 

Cows’ Milk Allergy and Formula Milk

Create: 05/09/2017 - 03:54
Cows’ Milk Allergy and Formula Milk
If you baby is allergic to cow’s milk and you use formula milk, you must give your baby an alternative formula feed that is safe and still provides the proteins and nutrients that your baby needs to grow. 
 
There are two types of formula feed available from your GP. Extensively hydrolysed formulas contain cows’ milk protein which has been broken down into very small pieces. These should be tolerated by most babies with cows’ milk allergy, but they are not suitable for babies with a severe allergy. 
 

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