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Image: iStock Breastfeeding is a special journey with specific nutritional needs. Your nutrient and calorie requirement is higher as your body needs more calories and nutrients to produce breast milk and facilitate postpartum recovery. Healthy snacking options, such as lactation smoothies, added to your nursing diet could help meet these needs with ease. Lactation smoothies
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The narrowing of the pylorus (stomach’s opening to the intestine) is called pyloric stenosis. It occurs due to thickened pylorus muscles that prevent the movement of food from the stomach to the intestines. This blockage may cause projectile vomiting after feeding and often result in fluid and nutrient deficiencies, leading
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies have a dynamic appetite that keeps changing as they grow and develop. Some days they may eat well, while other days, they may refuse to eat. It is called an appetite slump in babies. Although appetite slumps among babies aren’t uncommon, knowing the precise cause ensures that they stay
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Did you know that more than 80% of the ocean remains unexplored? (1) Adorned with diverse and vibrant underwater creatures, a sea or ocean defines a fantastic world. It is also home to graceful coral reefs. If you plan to name your baby inspired by this mighty water land and
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babylonian empire was one of the most flourishing civilizations of antiquity. Situated on the banks of the river Euphrates, Babylon was known for its art and magnificent architecture. So beautiful was the empire that it is still admired centuries later. The proof of Babylon is found in its ruins in
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an abnormal opening in the ventricular septum, the tissue or wall that separates the heart’s lower chambers (ventricles). It is one of the most common types of congenital heart defects, accounting for about half of congenital heart disease cases in babies. The ventricular septum prevents
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breastfeeding twins means feeding two babies optimally. However, feeding twins optimally without compromising breast milkquality and quantity is a valid concern for a mother. But this should not stop a mother from breastfeeding her twins. Experts believe that most mothers can breastfeed twins successfully with proper guidance and prompt support.
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE If your breast milk smells and tastes off or soapy, it could be due to high lipase activity. Lipase is an enzyme naturally found in breast milk. This enzyme has several benefits, such as hydrolyzing milk fat into easily digestible and absorbable fatty acids. Parents share that babies refuse to
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Antibiotics or antibacterials are medications that fight bacterial infections. They may act by stopping the growth (bacteriostatic) or destroying (bactericidal) the bacteria. Broad-spectrum antibiotics target many bacteria, and narrow-spectrum antibiotics are prescribed for specific bacterial infections. Single or combination antibiotic therapies are given depending on the condition. Antibiotics can be
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