Posts Tagged ‘immune system’

Do you Chew Food for your Baby?

August 30, 2011 4 comments

Do you chew food for your baby?  All mothers and fathers mean well and want what’s best for their babies…

Mother bird feeding babies.

As for humans, please do not chew the food and feed it to your baby.  This action has been seen quite a number of times in public and some are surprisingly even promoted on other articles and websites.  While all intentions are out of love, it really is not that good for the baby.  What one is essentially doing is transferring bacteria in the adult’s mouth and into the baby.  This type of action will bring more cavities down the road for the little ones along with other infections which can occur – bacterial, viral and even fungal.

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Are used breast milk pumps safe?

May 24, 2011 Leave a comment

The invention of the electric breast milk pump has given breastfeeding mothers more freedom, less pain and more flexibility in providing breast milk to the child.  There are many benefits from using the pump – storage of breast milk has become possible for future use when the mother is not available for the child ie. during at work, stimulation of milk production, easing the pain of fullness of the breast due to engorgement from the milk and a schedule in which the mother can rest at night.

On a serious note, there are many mothers who sell used breast milk pumps online.  Read more…

Is there a way to treat allergies without medication?

May 17, 2011 2 comments

Have airborne allergies?  Try nasal washing!  May is Allergy Awareness Month.  Spring has arrived long ago and many people are feeling the effects of pollen and other airborne allergies.  It has become serious enough that watching the pollen count in our daily weather forecast to become a routine event.  Society has resorted to antihistamine medications (ie. Allegra, Zyrtec and Claritin) to relieve their runny nose and itchy eyes.   Some have chosen to take allergy shots (immunotherapy) which gradually increase tolerants to the allergen.  Others invest in air purifiers in hopes to lessen the impact and there are those brave few that try to ride it out waiting for the next break in the weather (the rain) or season for that matter. Read more…