Menstrual cycle: What’s normal and what’s not

Dr Sushma Tomar, an obstetrician, and gynaecologist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the menstrual cycle and shares what is normal, and what is not

Menstrual cycle: What’s normal and what’s notFor a woman, her menstrual cycle is crucial, as it influences and plays a significant role in her overall health. It is a natural process that occurs in the female reproductive system. The menstrual cycle is due to monthly hormonal changes in the body that occurs from menace to menopause, each month, one ovary release […]

Breastfeeding moms’ milk can transfer lifelong protection against infection to babies

Mothers’ breast milk can provide protection against infection that lasts for life, finds new research in mice by an international team of scientists including experts at the University of Birmingham

Breastfeeding moms’ milk can transfer lifelong protection against infection to babiesPreviously, it was generally thought that immunity against illness is passed from mum to baby for only the period they are breastfed and this protection ends when breastfeeding stops. It was also thought that this immunity was transferred by a mother’s proteins such as antibodies that are used by the immune system to neutralise bacteria […]

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseases

An adequate consumption of milk and dairy products at different life stages can help prevent various chronic diseases. The findings of the review were recently published in Advances in Nutrition

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseasesFor example, there is a positive link between moderate intake of milk during pregnancy and birth weight, length and bone mineral content during childhood. In addition, daily intake of milk and dairy products among elderly people may reduce the risk of frailty and sarcopenia. These are just some of the conclusions of a systematic review […]

Breastfeeding: Natural remedies to unclog milk ducts

If you have managed to try everything, but your clogged milk ducts simply won’t unclog, maybe it is time for you to start trying these natural methods

Breastfeeding: Natural remedies to unclog milk ducts  If you have tried breastfeeding a child, then you would know that a clogged or blocked milk duct is one of the most frustrating and painful challenges experienced by nursing mothers. When it comes to clogged milk ducts, it is essential to get the breast milk flowing again to avoid mastitis or other infections. […]

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers, reveals study

Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers, reveals studyThe study also suggests that the protective effect on heart health is increased in women who breastfed for longer periods of time. These findings provide further evidence for the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding and that women should be encouraged to do so when possible. Breastfeeding has previously been shown to reduce the risk of […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, reveals WHO research

New research from WHO published at this month's European Congress on Obesity shows that babies who are never or only partially breastfed have an increased risk of becoming obese as children compared to babies who are exclusively breastfed

Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, reveals WHO researchBreastfeeding can cut the chances of a child becoming obese by up to 25%, according to a major study involving 16 countries. World Health Organisation (WHO) experts who led the Europe-wide research are calling for more help and encouragement to women to breastfeed, as well as curbs on the marketing of formula milk which, said […]

#PrayForSriLanka: Woman appeals mothers to come forward to breastfeed orphaned children

Sri Lanka has witnessed it’s one of the deadliest act of terror, since the end of the civil war, on Easter Sunday. Till now, 359 people have been reported dead, and hundreds have been undergoing treatment in the hospital. As the whole country is mourning, a few have come forward to build the future of those children who have lost everything in the blast

#PrayForSriLanka: Woman appeals mothers to come forward to breastfeed orphaned childrenA dreaded fidayeen attack on Easter Sunday has completely shocked Sri Lanka. Thousands of people are mourning to the loss of their loved ones. But, the country is slowing starting to rebuild itself again, with a new hope and humanity. People are coming forward with a momentum of hope to rebuild their country and help […]

Exclusive breastfeeding interlinked to healthier cholesterol in teens, reveals study

Babies who consume nothing but breast milk for their first three months of life may have healthier cholesterol levels by adolescence than infants who drink formula, a new study suggests

Exclusive breastfeeding interlinked to healthier cholesterol in teens, reveals studyPaediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune systems and reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, obesity and diabetes. Breast milk does contain more cholesterol than formula, however, and little is known about how this might […]

This is how you can lose weight post-pregnancy without stressing yourself

Getting back in shape and becoming a ‘yummy mummy’ immediately post pregnancy is the new hype amongst new mothers. What most mothers forget is that there is no right or wrong time to lose post-pregnancy weight since every person is unique and has unique circumstances

This is how you can lose weight post-pregnancy without stressing yourself  Losing weight post pregnancy can be a struggle and stressful task. A new mother enters a new stage in life with the birth of her little one. While her hormones are at work, there are many other things as well – the sleepless nights, the unwanted advice on eating right for feeding right and […]
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