Eating fish can help reduce risk of disease in children, suggests study

It doesn’t take that much fish for young children to reap big health benefits. Even eating fish just once a week yields good results

Eating fish can help reduce risk of disease in children, suggests studyChildren should be introduced to fish or cod liver oil early in life, from when they are about a year old. That’s because children who consume fish early on show significantly reduced occurrences of eczema, wheezing and asthma at age six, as reported by their parents. The reduction ranges from 28 to 40 per cent […]

Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding: What’s best for the child?

Dr Gandhali Deorukhkar Pillai, a Consultant Obstetrics Gynecologist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, shares how breastmilk and breastfeeding can help the baby to be healthy

Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding: What’s best for the child?The benefits of breastfeeding are well established. Breastfeeding protects your baby from ear infections, diarrhoea, pneumonia, and other diseases. Breastfeeding is the recommended way to feed a newborn. Depending on the circumstances, however, various factors might lead you to consider formula feeding. How long should I breastfeed my baby? The American Academy of Paediatrics recommends […]

Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHO

Nutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and center going forward

Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHONutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and centre going forward Essential health packages in all settings need to contain robust nutrition components but […]

What is the father’s role while breastfeeding an infant?

Dr Suresh Birajdar, a Consultant, Pediatrics Neonatology, Motherhood Hospital, Kharghar, Mumbai, shares his insights about how a father can help a new mother while breastfeeding a baby, and what are his roles

What is the father’s role while breastfeeding an infant?Do you know a husband’s or a family’s role in taking care and nurture of a baby can play a big part in that decision? The husband’s support is significant for the wife. It is because breastfeeding is not just between the mother and the baby even fathers have to do their bit for a […]

“Health Ministry to observed Breasfeeding Week every month,” Dr Harsh Vardhan

The Union Health Minister released a Report Card on Breastfeeding & Infant & Child Feeding Practices with data from the State and UTs, along with new communication material in the presence of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS (HFW) and Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW), senior officers of MoHFW, and representatives of various Development Partner agencies

“Health Ministry to observed Breasfeeding Week every month,” Dr Harsh Vardhan“Breastfeeding should not be seen as an issue that concerns only women and mothers. Let’s make the breastfeeding a shared societal responsibility where not only the mother but all in her family, community and also at workplace are considerate and support the feeding mother by creating an enabling environment.” This was stated by Dr Harsh […]

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers

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

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothersThe 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 […]

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 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

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 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. […]

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 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

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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