Breast milk can take care of all the nutritional and fluid requirements of the infant from birth to 6 months. It can satisfy half or more of a child’s energy needs between the ages of 6 and 12 months, and one-third of energy needs between 12 and 24 months. Breast milk is also a critical source of energy and nutrients during illness.
One often does a comparison between mother’s milk & cow milk. Here is a snapshot of what are the major differences between mother’s milk & cow’s milk Continue reading “Mother’s milk versus cow’s milk – Which provides better nutrition to the infant?”
Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for for an infant, especially in the first few months of its life. Yet, many people tend to compare “formula milk” with breast milk. Formula milk not only fails to match the nutrition that breast milk can provide, but also makes the infant prone to health issues.
Here are 9 shocking diseases that formula fed babies are prone to compared to breastfed infants
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The health of an infant is dependent to a large extent upon the nutrition it derives thru breastfeeding. Hence, the food a mother consumes has a great impact on the nutrition that the baby derives. While there are certain food that aids breastfeeding, there are certain foods and drinks deserve caution while you’re breast-feeding.
Here are some of the food a breastfeeding mother needs to avoid: Continue reading “3 foods and drinks to avoid while breastfeeding”
In our previous blog post we had a look at some food that can help to increase the supply of breast milk while feeding the child. Here, we’ll look at some tips on how they can increase the supply of breast milk & in turn have a positive impact on the infant’s health.
In addition to eating the right food, the mother must ensure following things.: Continue reading “Ensuring right health for the infant – Tips for breastfeeding mothers”
Maternal milk is the best known optimal and complete food for all babies. Breast-feeding is associated with better nutritional and non-nutritional outcomes compared with formula feeding even in case of preterm birth. Galactogogues are the substances that are known to promote lactation. Here are some foods that can help nursing mothers and in turn, baby’s health.
Foods known to help increase breastmilk Continue reading “Must have food for nursing mothers”
Infancy is the second most vital milestone for an individual in terms of nutrition, first being pregnancy. Since the infant relies on mother’s milk for all its nutrition for the first 6 months of life, it is essential to make it rich and nourishing for the baby to enable him/ her to achieve optimum growth and development. Right nutrition can have a positive impact on an infant’s health & growth.
One of the important nutrients for the developing infant is fats. Fats play an important role in protecting vital organs, nurturing the skin, building hormones and enhancing immunity amongst many others.
Here are a few guidelines on choosing the right type and quantity of fats for nursing mothers: Continue reading “Healthy fats during breastfeeding”