Category: Kids Health

Food hacks for lactating mothers in the festive season

Breastfeeding mothers must continue to follow dietary rules during the festive season, such as staying off aerated drinks and alcohol. By Dr Seema Khanna Food plays an important role in any festival. But, eating right during the festive season is key to staying healthy and celebrating it happily. Nursing mothers, to be specific, have to

For preterm infants, skin-to-skin contact affects

For premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), skin-to-skin contact with parents influences levels of hormones related to mother-infant attachment (oxytocin) and stress (cortisol) – and may increase parents’ level of engagement with their infants, reports a study in Advances in Neonatal Care, official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Promoting

Breastfeeding protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A recent study completed at the University of Helsinki investigated the amount and quality of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in breast milk and gut of mother-infant pairs. The findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications. The researchers report three findings. First, infants who were breastfed for at least six months had a smaller number of

DIY Craft: Make a Ravana this Dussehra

Dussehra 2018: On each head of demon king Ravana, you can write one negative quality and talk to children about keeping away from them or bringing an end to these. By Vaishali Khandwala Crafting is a great way to teach virtues and good habits. Here’s a step-wise tutorial for making Ravana, on occasion of Dussehra, also

Rassundari Devi: The secret student who defied society

She would take a letter from the text, match it to one on son’s scribblings, remember her secret study of the alphabet and remember the sound of that letter. By Archana Garodia Gupta and Shruti Garodia It was 1822. An age where Indian girls were married off young and hoped and prayed they wouldn’t get

Is it safe for pregnant women to fast during Navratri?

Navratri 2018: Pregnant women with diabetes, anaemia or high blood pressure should avoid fasting as it may lead to complications. By Dr Rinku Sengupta With Navratri upon us, some pregnant women may wish to fast because of their religious or personal beliefs. We usually discourage fasting during pregnancy but if you’re keen on keeping fasts,

Kylie Jenner is Reportedly 'Actively Trying' for Another Baby

Rumors that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are "actively trying" to have a second child are swirling after a series of Snapchats Jenner released over the weekend gushing about prospective baby names.  "I want another baby, but when is the question, and I’m definitely not ready right this second," she told fans on Snapchat earlier

WWE Star Brie Bella Gets Real About Breastfeeding

Professional wrestler, actor and businessperson Brie Bella is best known for her work onstage (and in the ring) — but her parenting journey has also been getting a lot of attention as of late, especially since the WWE star has been so candid about sharing her struggles. In a sneak peek for an upcoming episode

Gisele Bündchen Put Her Breast Milk Where?

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen — wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady — definitely took breastfeeding to the next level. Convinced of her breast milk’s curative properties, Bündchen wasn’t shy about using it for just about everything. Hey, if you can’t get your hands on unicorn milk, we suppose supermodel milk is the next best thing.

Are you ready for Positive Parenting?

The idea of Positive Parenting is gaining momentum worldwide, with the focus on training and learning rather than punishing. By Shaira Mohan There’s a couple I know who I admire greatly for their unique parenting style. For two people who are constantly on the opposite sides of the net when it comes to parenting decisions

Mindy Kaling Has a Strange Request for Meghan Markle

Actor Mindy Kaling is best known for her roles on The Office and The Mindy Project; however, Kaling wants to add another credential to her résumé: royal BFF. According to E! News, Kaling is moving to London. Top on her to-do list? She wants to befriend the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan (née Markle). "So I’m moving to

10 Times Reese Witherspoon Nailed the Working Mom Experience

When it comes to celebrity moms, it’s hard to find a more accomplished example than Oscar-winning actor/producer/designer/author/lifestyle guru Reese Witherspoon. The star of Big Little Lies juggles a loaded work schedule with the responsibilities of being a mother to her three kids: 19-year-old Ava, 14-year-old Deacon, and 5-year-old Tennessee. Even as a massively famous celeb

Physical therapy is highly effective for infants with congenital muscular torticollis

Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a common postural deformity in infants, and one that can be effectively treated by physical therapy., A set of updated, evidence-based recommendations for physical therapy management of CMT is presented in the October issue of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Reflecting the latest research relevant to the prevention, screening, and intervention of

What Is Attachment Parenting, & Is It Too Extreme?

Attachment parenting is a popular way to raise kids at the moment (at least where I live, in Los Angeles). The basic premise is that the primary caregiver is always attuned to their child — this usually translates to being physically close, thus also practicing co-sleeping, breastfeeding (often extended) and babywearing (using slings and wraps