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Category - Health & Nutrition

Meal Ideas for Vegetarian Pregnant Mums

Health & Nutrition, Pregnant, Uncategorized

Pregnant women need to ensure their diets include essential nutrients and avoid taking potentially harmful foods during pregnancy.   Vegetarians do not consume meat for a variety of reasons, and pregnant mums who are vegetarians may be concerned…

Yummy and Healthy Pumpkin Recipe Ideas

Health & Nutrition, Toddlers

Pumpkin is a fruit which tastes great as in ingredient in cooked food. More than purely a Halloween decoration, it is chock-full of nutrients, rich in vitamins and minerals yet low in calories.   Beta-carotene, the compound that…

Benefits of Nucleotides for Babies and Toddlers

Babies, Health & Nutrition, Toddlers

Formula companies and hospitals acknowledge that breast milk is the best form of nutrition for babies below six months old due to its superior nutritional value and antibodies which helps babies build up their immune system.   One…

Is It Okay for My Child to Eat What We Have When We Dine Out?

Toddlers

Imagine this scenario: You didn’t prepare a home-cooked meal for your young child and it is nearing dinnertime. Is it really okay for him or her to have the same food as you when dining out? We explore…

5 Ways Fathers Can Support Breastfeeding Mums on Their Journey

Babies, For Parents, Health & Nutrition

Breastfeeding mums face huge challenges – from latching issues, engorgement, breastfeeding illnesses such as mastitis and difficulties expressing milk comfortably at work. Breastmilk has been shown to be beneficial to babies’ development and the World Health Organisation (WHO)…

Breastfeeding: Benefits for Babies & Mummies

Babies, Babies, For Parents, Health & Nutrition

Breast milk is the perfect nourishment for your baby. However, due to personal reasons or medical reasons, babies’ diets may need to be supplemented with infant formula.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is highly…

A Handy List of Healthy Snacks to Pack in Your Diaper Bag

Health & Nutrition, Toddlers

Your active little tot is full of energy, and that means he or she may need some snacks in between milk feeds and meals to keep up. Snacks are small, light bites for little tummies and, are handy…

8 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Pregnant

Pregnancy is hard work for a woman. It is especially important for pregnant women to eat well and eat right during this period as her body accommodates a growing baby. A balanced and healthy diet can help to…

Essential Nutrients for Pregnant Mums

Health & Nutrition, Pregnant

Pregnant mums require extra nutrients to support the growth and healthy development of the foetus. Read on to find out the essential nutrients that pregnant mums should be consuming!   Folic acid/Folate – to prevent birth defects Folic…

A New Parents’ Guide to Starting Solids for Children

Babies, Health & Nutrition, Toddlers

How do you know if it’s time to start your child on solids apart from drinking breastmilk or formula? For first-time parents, feeding your child is only as hard as you imagine it to be. It can be…

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.