Can Breastfeeding Women Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Breastfeeding plays a vital part in the growth & development of an infant. Breast milk is supplemented with the energy, essential nutrients & antibodies which helps fortify the infant’s immune system against some common childhood infections like pneumonia & diarrhea and certain chronic diseases which can manifest later in life. There is also evidence that […]

Is It Safe To Breastfeed If The Mother Is COVID Positive?

Breastfeeding plays a vital part in the growth & development of an infant. Breast milk is supplemented with the energy, essential nutrients & antibodies which helps fortify the infant’s immune system against some common childhood infections like pneumonia & diarrhea and certain chronic diseases which can manifest later in life. There is also evidence that […]

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children (MIS-C)

INTRODUCTION The Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a disorder observed in kids who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 or were in contact with someone else who had the infection. MIS-C presents as mild rashes on the body, fever, diarrhea and redness in eyes and can worsen in a matter of few days, causing […]

Diapers: All that you need to know

Diapers or ‘nappies’ are essentially underwear which can absorb the liquid or solid excreta of the wearer and prevent their outer clothing from being soiled. Diapers are usually worn by infants, toddlers who have not been toilet trained, bedwetting children, very old people, patients in hospitals who are bedridden and people who have underlying medical […]

FIRST AID KIT FOR BABIES

When faced with a situation needing immediate medical attention, it is imperative that some medicines are stocked up on so that rushing to the pharmacy at odd hours is avoided. First aid kits are composed of the most frequently used medicines, salves and accessory equipment that especially come in handy in case of fever, cold, […]

Best Food For The Eyes For Children

Vision is a very important sense which enables individuals to become aware of their surroundings. Sometimes, certain genetic problems as well as exposure to technologies like televisions, computers and mobile phones can affect the vision in children. Some of the most common eye problems seen in children include – Strabismus (turned eyes/crossed eyes/squint) – in […]

What Is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay occurs when the surface of the teeth, the enamel gets damaged due to the action of bacteria, consumption of excess sugary stuff, and poor maintenance of dental hygiene. Decay in the tooth can lead to cavities which drill holes into the teeth and cause pain and infection if not treated on time. Baby […]

What Is Lactose Intolerance?

Introduction Lactose intolerance or lactose malabsorption is a condition in which the digestive system fails to break down the sugar lactose present in milk and milk-based products. Lactose on consumption is broken down into two sugars, glucose & galactose, which can be easily absorbed into the body via the intestinal lining. The enzyme ‘lactase’ facilitating […]

How To & How Often To Wash A Baby’s Hair?

How often should a baby’s hair be washed? While the babies can be bathed frequently – at least 2-3 times a week – the same cannot be said for washing their hair. Babies have very delicate hair and scalp which can be damaged if treated with harsh chemicals or hard water. Therefore, it is usually […]