How much weight am I expected to gain during pregnancy?

    This may be the question on your mind especially if you are a first time mom. For you to know the weight gain appropriate for you, you will need to know your pre-pregnancy weight  (usual weight before pregnancy) in either pounds (Ibs) or Kilogram and your height in meter, this is needed to …

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10 Natural and Nutritional Ways of Preventing or Reducing Menstrual Pain

For new young adolescents that are just joining in, menstruation is a normal part of every woman’s life! During menstruation, your womb is shedding its lining accumulated monthly in preparation for pregnancy by contracting and relaxing resulting in a blood flow through the vagina – this will not happen if you are pregnant because the …

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How to do complementary feeding

Using complementary feeding means in addition to breastfeeding your baby, you are also giving the baby a variety of nutritional dense foods in proportion to his/her size to meet the baby’s nutritional needs. This is because during this period, breast milk is no longer enough to meet the baby’s nutritional requirement. The following will guide …

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Do you know what Human breast milk contains????

The Human breast milk actually contains these: Calories – 70kcal per 100ml Breast milk gives the highest energy when compared with goat and cow milk. If breastfeeding is properly done, the energy requirement of your baby can be fully met by breast milk.  Carbohydrate – 7 g lactose per 100 ml The main carbohydrate in …

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Toddlers…who are they?

Toddlers are children between ages 13months to 35months. The word toddler is coined from the word ‘toddle’ which means to walk unsteadily. During the first year of this period (13months – 24months  of age), the rate of growth slows considerably, this is in contrast to the rapid growth resulting in the tripling of birth weight …

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10 Reasons you should breastfeed your baby EXCLUSIVELY!

Common discussions among pregnant women and nursing mothers border on  whether to feed their babies partially or exclusively.These few facts will enlighten you as to the importance of exclusive breastfeeding.     1.    Breast milk is safe, reliable, and contains all the nutrients your baby needs for 6months in sufficient quantity If the breastfeeding technique is satisfactory, exclusive breastfeeding …

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