Breastfeeding can reduce risk of obesity in children

 14.4 million children in India are obese (World Obesity Federation) and the cases of diabetes among children are also rising at alarming rate. Studies have shown that these numbers could reduce of babies are breastfed unto 2 years of age instead of being given formula. Exclusively breastfed babies are less likely to be overweight at…

Newborn Scoring

  As soon as the baby arrives, we start looking for signs of well being. Although mostly the baby’s cry indicates everything is normal, a quick assessment is done using the Apgar score which is sometimes also called the newborn scoring. Apgar score Apgar is a quick test performed on a baby at 1 and…

3 foods and drinks to avoid while breastfeeding

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…

Must have food for nursing 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…

Thyroid disorder in pregnancy

In earlier blog posts we had a look at some tips to stay healthy during pregnancy, nutrients you need to take during pregnancy, toxic chemicals you should avoid during pregnancy & pre-eclampsia, (high blood pressure during pregnancy). In this post we’ll look at thyroid disorder during pregnancy. In this post we’ll discuss about another common issue – thyroid…

High blood pressure during pregnancy

It is important for an expecting mother to take proper steps to ensure good health not just for herself but also for the baby. On one hand, platforms like eKincare can help you by helping you monitor your health, while on the other hand there are some steps you should take from health & nutrition…

Toxic chemicals in food that pregnant women should avoid

In our earlier blogs we discussed some tips to stay healthy during pregnancy and some must-have nutrients during pregnancy. In this blog post we’ll talk about some toxic chemicals in food that pregnant women should avoid. When babies are exposed to numerous toxic compounds in the womb, it can damage the body and affect development, brain function,…

3 must-have nutrients in pregnancy

In our previous blog post, we discussed about some tips to stay healthy during pregnancy. While following healthy habits is important, it is equally important to understand nutritional needs of your body and ensure that you get adequate nutrition. In this blog post we’ll have a look at some important nutrients needed by your body….

Healthy fats during breastfeeding

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…