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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Tomato is botanically a fruit and a versatile food used in several culinary preparations worldwide (1). Besides adding color and flavor, tomatoes offer vital micronutrients and bioactive compounds, such as vitamin C and lycopene, which promote health. Thus, you may consider adding tomatoes to your baby’s weaning diet (2). But
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Timely vaccination for babies is essential as it ensures adequate immunity against potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are developed and issued for widespread use after extensive research on their safety and efficacy (1). There are different types of vaccines, and most contain an inactive or weakened form of the pathogen or
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE The phrase “eating for two” during breastfeeding is “partially” true. Although a lactating woman doesn’t need to consume food twice her requirement, she must consume an additional 500 calories a day to compensate for the approximately 500 calories burnt due to breastfeeding (1) (2). Most breastfeeding moms are preoccupied with
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Age-appropriate naps during the daytime are essential for a baby to get the required hours of sleep since they won’t sleep for longer stretches at nighttime. Babies require fewer naps as they grow older, but it is essential to supplement their nighttime sleep with naps for optimal development. Although it
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast milk doesn’t require heating. One can feed room temperature or cold breast milk to their baby (1). Yet, several parents prefer warming refrigerated or frozen breast milk mainly for two common reasons. Firstly, warming stored breast milk helps to
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE “I want to pee!”, “I am hungry!”, “Can we read one more book, please?”—Do these lines seem familiar? Are you one of those exhausted, sleep-deprived parents whose toddler won’t go to bed without throwing tantrums no matter what? We feel you, dear sleep-deprived parent! Stalling sleep is a common ploy
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Muffin is a baked product usually made with all-purpose flour, milk, egg, butter or shortening, raising agent, and flavoring. It could also contain nuts, fresh or dried fruits, and seeds. You can buy sweet and savory muffins from the market, but you can customize their ingredients and size by baking
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Birth asphyxia is when the baby does not get enough oxygen before or during the birth process. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines birth asphyxia as the failure to initiate and sustain breathing at birth. According to WHO statistics, four million babies are born with birth asphyxia every year (1).
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It is common for toddlers to withhold poop by not passing stool. There may be psychological or physical factors behind a toddler withholding poop. It is essential to resolve it in time to avoid other health problems. Understanding the causes can help parents tackle the issue appropriately. In this post,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Candida is a type of yeast that is usually harmless and resides on the skin and in the mouth, digestive tract, and vagina. Yeast overgrowth due to certain conditions leads to fungal infection (1). The medical term for yeast infection of the skin is cutaneous candidiasis. Candida albicans is the
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Congenital brain defects or malformations are a group of brain disorders or defects in infants during fetal life and present at birth. Various genetic and environmental factors can contribute to this condition. Brain defects may occur during the initial weeks of pregnancy, particularly during the first 12 weeks since the
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Anything the mother eats or drinks can reach breast milk, including alcohol. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not drinking alcohol is the safest option for breastfeeding moms since alcohol can transfer to breast milk, and babies cannot metabolize it well. Alcohol in breast milk can
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