Five effective ways for new mothers to balance work and family life

Are you a new mother? Finding it difficult to manage your work-life balance? You’re at the right place! The idea of 'having it all' might seem impossible to you, but here we are to help you strike the balance the right way, while keeping your boss & your little one at home, happy! Tips for you to balance work and life: Inform your colleagues – Make sure that you inform everybody at your workplace about your present situation, that you might not be available as often as earlier. Spe...
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Breastfeeding as a method of contraception

Most women who recently delivered a baby use breastfeeding as a method of birth control to uphold a gap between baby’s births. Efficiency is an important concern while considering a birth control method. Today, we are discussing on how effective is breastfeeding as a birth control method. How does breastfeeding work to prevent pregnancy? Breastfeeding naturally suppresses the hormones that are necessary for ovulation (release of an egg from the ovary), in turn, prevents conception. Baby’s ...
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Tips of breastfeeding for new moms

Breastfeeding is an important topic for every new mom. Your body will produce colostrum (pre-milk) for first few days after your baby's birth. Colostrum is nutrient rich and has properties including antibacterial and immune-system-boosting substances. Colostrum may be either thick and yellowish or thin and watery. After 3 to 4 days of colostrum production, the breast of new mom starts producing milk. Sometimes milk production might take few more days’ time which is quite normal. Points to kno...
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Health benefits of breast feeding

Babies tend to get the wholesome nutrition they need from breast milk, which formula milk cannot match. Breast milk provides the ideal combination of carbohydrates, proteins and fats that a baby needs. It also provides antibodies needed to fight off viruses and bacteria in a form more easily digested than infant formula milk. The advantages of breast milk are not just limited to better resistance against diseases but also a higher IQ later in the newborn’s life and numerous health benefits for t...
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Newborn screening

Newborn screening tests look for developmental, genetic, and metabolic disorders in the newborn baby. Most of these illnesses are very rare, but can be treated if caught early. Metabolic disorders (also called "inborn errors of metabolism") interfere with how the body uses nutrients to maintain normal metabolism. Other disorders that screening can detect, include problems with hormones or the blood. In general, these disorders can interfere with the child’s normal physical and mental developm...
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Myths about breastfeeding

As soon as you deliver your baby, you will be inundated with suggestions and advice regarding every aspect of raising your baby including breast feeding. It is therefore, very important for every expectant mother to find out all the facts on breast feeding in advance, to be able to combat the myths and stay firm on her decision to breastfeed her baby. Myths about breastfeeding Belief: There is not enough breast milk Myth: This is not true. Babies actually require very small amounts of milk....
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Breastfeeding – common questions and answers

As a new mother, it is common to have doubts and insecurities about breast feeding. Breast feeding needs you to be relaxed, and take the time to bond with your baby. While it may seem more convenient to use formula milk, in fact there are many critical advantages to exclusive breast feeding that is not seen with formula milk. And the benefits extend well into your baby’s childhood and adult years. The benefits of breast feeding also extend to the mothers. Therefore it is important to be informed...
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Breast feeding vs. formula feeding

Every woman who is pregnant or has just delivered, would have considered this at some time and made her choice. While many women choose formula milk for the convenience of it, if they were aware of the many benefits of breastfeeding, they would rethink their decision. Read through the following before making your choice. Breast milk is all a baby needs. Breastfeeding provides babies with the best start in life and is a key contributor to infant health. Exclusive breastfeeding is strongl...
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Benefits of breastfeeding

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Breast milk is undoubtedly the preferred option of nutrition for a newborn. While new mums maybe a little hesitant, knowing that breast feeding is like a bouquet of benefits, for both the child and the mother, should definitely inspire every new mum to breast feed. Some interesting facts about breast-feeding Breastfed babies are less likely to be obese According to research, babies who are breastfed during the first six months of their life have reduced chances of obesity during adulth...
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How to get your baby to latch on during breastfeeding

As a mother, you want to give your child nothing but the best. And as a new mother, what better can you give, than breast milk. However, to a new mother who is physically and emotionally fatigued, breast feeding can sometimes seem like be an overwhelming task. The key is to take your time, stay calm, spend time with your newborn and devise a technique that works for you and your baby. Get as much support as you can from your spouse, family, doctors and nursing staff during the initial few days t...
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