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6 Effective ways to relieve gas pain or colic pain in infants

  All babies cry when they feel uncomfortable and it is the only way they know how to communicate what they are going through. One common reason why a baby cries is because of pain caused by GAS. When your baby cries, they can swallow air. This may give your baby gas. It can make their tummy look swollen or feel tight. They might show some relief in symptoms after passing gas or having a bowel movement (pooping). Colic is likely to start around 2 weeks of age if your infant is full-term, or later if they were born prematurely. It almost always goes away on its own by 3 or 4 months of age. It can happen regardless of your baby's sex, their birth order, and whether you breastfeed  or bottle-feed. Colic Symptoms Infants often show signs of colic at the same time every day, usually in the evening. You might notice that your child cries: With no clear reason (such as  hunger  or a dirty  diaper ) like they’re in  pain. Along with clenched fists, stiff arms, an arched back, or curled leg

Lychee is the perfect fruit for a hot summer day

  Have your child tried Lychee? Encourage your child to eat more fruit and vegetables. If you follow healthy eating habits, your child may eventually follow your lead. Keep offering fruit and vegetables in a variety of ways, as children are more likely to eat what is familiar to them. Never assume your child dislikes a particular fruit or vegetable. The next time you offer it may be the day they decide to try it. Children’s tastes do change with age. Lychees are high in nutrition with essential vitamin C. It is a powerhouse of minerals and boosts immunity too. It is also very hydrating. Lychee is the perfect fruit for a hot summer day, as it contains 90 percent water content, thereby perfect for fighting dehydration. If your child is healthy, eats well, there is nothing to stop him from enjoying delicious lychees. As there are health benefits to the lychee fruit. DO YOU KNOW??? An important fact about Lychees: keep in mind that you should not eat or let your child eat lychees on an em

How to get relief from MORNING SICKNESS & NAUSEA during pregnancy?

Nausea during pregnancy is typically one of the most experienced and complained about symptoms that women report. Up to 70 percent of expectant mothers experience nausea at some point during early pregnancy. Not only is it known to be one of the early signs of pregnancy, but it is a symptom that is common throughout the first trimester, and sometimes even longer. While nausea is definitely an uncomfortable feeling, the good news is that it is not harmful to you or your baby, and it is often perceived as an indication of a healthy pregnancy.    Studies have shown that women with nausea and vomiting during the first trimester have a lower risk of miscarriage than do women without these symptoms. Research suggests that nausea and vomiting in pregnancy might be due to the effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).   Pregnant women begin producing HCG sho rtly after a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining.  Women with severe morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) have high

How to handle HEARTBURN or ACID REFLUX during pregnancy?

Heartburn and related issues like gas and bloating during pregnancy  usually start in the second or third trimester, but it can be sooner for some women. The discomfort will probably come and go until your baby is born. Women who gain too much weight during pregnancy  might continue to have heartburn for up to a year after having their baby. Some of the hormonal and physical changes in your body during pregnancy can cause heartburn, (also called acid indigestion or acid reflux.) starts behind your breastbone and travels up your esophagus, a tube connecting your throat to your stomach.  Some women have occasional heartburn throughout the pregnancy. Some experience worsening symptoms as the baby grows. Which hormone is responsible for pregnancy-related heartburn? progesterone, also called the “pregnancy hormone” because it nurtures your womb and the baby inside it, is the leading culprit behind pregnancy-related heartburn. Progesterone acts as a muscle relaxer. In the case of heartb

Benefits of FOLIC ACID during pregnancy

 Folic acid  is a pregnancy  superhero! Taking a prenatal vitamin with the recommended 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects of your baby's brain  and spinal cord.  It’s important for the proper organ development of a developing baby. Folate plays an important role in the production of red blood cells  and helps your baby's neural tube develop into their brain  and spinal cord.  Birth defects occur within the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy. So it's important to have folate in your system during those early stages when your baby's brain  and spinal cord are developing. If you talked to your doctor when you were trying to conceive, they probably told you to start taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. One study showed that women who took folic acid for at least a year before getting pregnant  cut their chances of delivering early by 50% or more. The CDC recommends that you start taking folic acid every day  

Useful tips for Easy Labor and Normal Delivery

  According to research, 85% of pregnant women can have a natural birth, while the remaining 15% may require interventions such as a C-section. But, statistically, one in three pregnant women (more than 30%) goes through a C-section. Women may choose a C-section to avoid pain and anxiety during labor. But a C-section could pose complications in the future, and take extended days of recovery, unlike a normal delivery. What Is Normal Delivery or Vaginal Delivery? Normal delivery is a natural way of bringing the baby into this world. It is not difficult to have natural and normal childbirth unless you have some medical conditions. Moreover, the natural birth process helps in having a healthy baby and speedy recovery for the new mom. Factors that improve the chances of normal delivery: They may not guarantee a 100% result, though. You may have increased chances of a normal delivery if: You have an ideal weight, as being overweight could increase the chances of having a large baby and lower

6 - month Baby Growth Milestones and Development

  What most babies do by the end of 6 months: GROWTH During the first few months of life, your baby was growing at a rate of about 1 ½ to 2 pounds a month. By now, she should have at least doubled her birth weight. At six months, baby’s growth will slow to about 1 pound a month. Height gain will also slow, to about a half-inch each month. Social and Emotional Knows familiar faces and begins to know if someone is a stranger  Likes to play with others, especially parents  Responds to other people’s emotions and often seems happy  video icon Likes to look at self in a mirror  Language/Communication Responds to sounds by making sounds  video icon Strings vowels together when babbling (“ah,” “eh,” “oh”) and likes taking turns with parent while making sounds  video icon Responds to own name  video icon Makes sounds to show joy and displeasure  video icon Begins to say consonant sounds (jabbering with “m,” “b”) Looks around things nearby. Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) Brings