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Breast milk and eye infections

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Obviously an infant with conjunctivitis needs to be evaluated by a doctor immediately. Also consult your doctor if symptoms persist as untreated as reoccurring eye infections can cause damage to the eye. Before I talk about breast milk, I’ll quickly go over the different causes of common eye infections… Viral conjunctivitis usually presents as an [more...]

 

 

Be the best mum in the world….

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Well in your world!!! Being a parent is the hardest job any of us will ever do and it’s on the job training only! As all mothers know, we often spend so much time looking after everyone else there is no time for ourselves. And during the first few years of our children’s lives, this [more...]

 

 

Composition of breast milk

Example of foremilk and hindmilk

Did you know that the nutrient composition of your breast milk changes throughout each feed every time you breastfeed? I find the human body truly amazing and I hope that this blog will help you understand why formula will NEVER come close to replacing breast milk. You may or may not have heard of the [more...]

 

Eating to avoid morning sickness

Oh I remember it like it was yesterday… “ I want something sweet, no salty, no fatty. Oh yeah, French fries with chocolate sauce…Oh yuck, did I just eat that? That’s disgusting I feel sick!!!” Morning sickness is your hormones playing tricks on you so whatever you know, thought you knew, or may be doing [more...]

 

 

Breastfeeding for a good nights’ sleep

Sleeping after breastfeeding

“How am I supposed to ever get some sleep when all you want to do is feed??!!! Who would have know this kid was going to eat so often, I need some sleep.” And I would take just about any opportunity to sleep because, let’s face it, sleep deprivation is used as torture in some [more...]

 

 

Protein, carbohydrates and your body

Beautiful Image Of The Spaghetti by John Kasawa from freedigitalphotos.net

I want to explain breifly (and hopefully relatively easily!!) how proteins and carbohydrates are utilised by the body. Even if you don’t use this information every time you eat, having this knowledge may help you to think about what is going on inside your body. Proteins are digested in the stomach by ACID.[more...]

 

 

The basics of a healthy life

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There are a couple of things that you need to understand about your body to ensure you succeed in creating a new, healthy you. Firstly, as much as we have always just shoved food in our mouths and expected our bodies to deal with it, our bodies would prefer to be treated differently. Here are [more...]

 

 

Maintain good nutrition while breastfeeding

While breastfeeding it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You will be producing about 600ml of milk per day during the first few months and this will increase to around 1 litre per day by the time your baby is 4-6 months. If you are undernourished then you run the risk of depleting your [more...]

 

 

Why “dieting” will never work

Fat by Michelle Meiklejohn from freedigitalphotos.net

Do you know how this feels? How long has it taken for you to gain weight? For most people the answer is years. Then how do you expect to lose weight in a matter of weeks or months and then maintain that weight loss? If you are absolutely serious about losing weight you will firstly [more...]

 

 

Why should you drink 8 glasses of water a day?

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Have you ever heard that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day? Well this is a very basic way of putting it but I’ll expand so you can appreciate why. Now stick with me on this because half the reason there is so much confusion about nutrition is because only half the message [more...]

 
 
 
 
 
 
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