Category Babies

How Exclusive Breastfeeding Sets The Tone For A Lifetime Of Good Health For Babies

Stakeholders in infant’s right protection have advocated exclusive breastfeeding for newborn babies, starting within one hour after birth until the baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added, while continuing to breastfeed for up to two

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BREAKING: Nigeria Takes Over From India As World Capital For Under-5 Deaths

Nigeria has taken over from India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The development comes two years earlier than the World Bank projected. The global bank

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How Depression In Pregnancy Affects Your Child’s Behavioural & Developmental Health Long Term

Altered brain connectivity may be one way prenatal depression influences child behavior, according to new research in JNeurosci. Up to one fifth of women experience depression symptoms during pregnancy, with unknown effects on the fetus. Prenatal depression is correlated with

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How Excess Weight Gain In Pregnancy Affects Your Child’s Brain Development

Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of the babies’ brains as early as the second trimester, a new study finds. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the investigation linked high body mass index (BMI), an

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New Moms Share Heart-wrenching Accounts Of Lockdown’s Impact On Babies

A fresh report has shone a light on the disproportionate impact COVID-19 lockdown has had on women who are pregnant, giving birth or at home with a baby or toddler. The Babies In Lockdown report, produced by Best Beginnings, Home-Start UK,

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Very Important Information On Rhesus Incompatibility Risks By Nigerian Physician, Dr. Atangwho

A lot of people are now aware that genotype compatibility is a defining factor when it comes to choosing a life partner but many are still not clear that it doesn’t just end there. Many women have suffered repeated miscarriages,

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See What Parenting Is Like For ‘Octomom’, Nadya Suleman, Who Had 8 Babies At Once To Complete Her Family Of 14 Children

A woman with 14 children – including octuplets – has snapped back at a critic who wanted to know why she ‘needed so many kids’. Nadya Suleman rose to fame back in January 2009 when she had eight babies at

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Newborn Makes Entry Into The World Clasping The Contraceptive Coil

Where there’s a will there’s a way! A newborn baby determined to make his entrance into the world came while holding the contraceptive coil that was supposed to stop his mother from getting pregnant with him. The baby boy born

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How British Mum, Emma Fearon, Birthed Her Approximately 5kg Baby Stitches Free

A UK woman, Emma Fearon, 34, has given birth during lockdown to one of Britain’s biggest babies weighing a whopping 11lb 6oz (5KG), approximately the size of a bowling ball. Despite the size of the baby boy, named Atticus James Fearon, the

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Why 30-Year-Old Mums, Nicole Sutton Has To Make Her Children Wear Dress In Numbers

When Nicole and Joseph Sutton met back in 2005, they didn’t think children were on the cards for them and were picturing a quiet life together. Fast forward 15 years and the pair now share 11 children – eight daughters

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Why Oby Evelyn Is Speechless With Joy Over After 14 Years Of Marriage

It has taken this Nigerian woman, Oby Evelyn fourteen years after getting married to welcome her babies. challenges she faced before welcoming her babies. In a post in which she shared photos from her maternity photo shoot, the new mum

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What You Should Do When Your Newborn Son’s Urine Does Not Flow Out As It Should; Dr Nonso Egemba Counsels Parents

A medical practitioner Dr. Chinoso Egemba has shared a vital tip for new parents. The Twitter-famous doctor in a short thread addressed what parents should do when they notice  that their baby boy’s urine does not flow out as it

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Read This Powerful Post Shared By New Dad, Actor, Brown Igboegbu On How People Tore Him & His Wife To Shreds During Their 10 Years Of Childlessness

Nollywood actor, Brown Igboegwu has welcomed a baby girl with his wife Igboegwu Becky Udoka, after 10 years of marriage. It is the couple’s first child and Brown took to Instagram to recount how he was subjected to ridicule while

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Do You Know That Lack Of Exclusive Breastfeeding For Babies Could Lead To Future Diabetes?

A medical expert has revealed that lack of exclusive breastfeeding in the baby’s first six months can expose them to the risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus later in life. Dr Bala Abawa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

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Learn From The Story Of Nigerian Mum Who Caused Her Young Daughter’s Kidney Disease Through Skin Bleaching

In an attempt to lighten their baby’s complexion, many Nigerian mums consider it safe to turn to anti-fungal creams. Mums who engage in such practices consider it a more discreet approach than using actual bleaching creams on their children’s skin,

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What The World Health Organization Has To Say About COVID-19 Transmission Through Breastfeeding

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement on the possibility of transmission of the dreaded COVID-19 from mother to child through breastfeeding. The body in its statement said there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted via breast

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Babies Know When You Imitate Them & They Benefit From It – Study

Six-month old infants recognize when adults imitate them, and perceive imitators as more friendly, according to a new study. The babies looked and smiled longer at an adult who imitated them, as opposed to when the adult responded in other

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How The Kangaroo Mother Care Benefits Preterm Babies- Study

A world-first study has demonstrated significant benefits to a premature baby’s heart and brain function when held by the parent in skin-to-skin contact. Parent-infant skin-to-skin care (SSC) or kangaroo care, started in the late 1970s in Columbia when incubators to

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Should You Always Intervene When Your Baby Cries | Are There Adverse Effects If You Don’t?

Motherhood is such a huge blessing and most mums will prep themselves up mentally, and in nearly every other way to be able to give their infant all the attention and care it deserves. Notwithstanding, all of that, the mum-guilt

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LUTH Doctors Deliver Young Mum Battling COVID-19 Of Healthy Twin Babies

A team of doctors, anaesthetists, and nurses at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, has delivered another COVID-19 patient of twins. The new mum, a 22-year-old woman was delivered of a set of twin babies- a boy and

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Stress During Pregnancy Has Far-reaching Lifetime Effects On Newborn- Study

Researchers have found that early-life exposure to the stress hormone can permanently alter many immune system responses, decreasing the body’s ability to ward off bacterial infections and fight tumors. In a new study, reported by Yale University researchers on March

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Does Consuming Fruit During Pregnancy Improve Cognition In Babies?

You may have heard of a 2016 study linking cognitive enhancement in babies with eating more fruit during pregnancy. But how strong is that link? That’s the question scientists at the University of Alberta asked as they set out to

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Read Why Most Babies Shouldn’t Take Vitamin C Supplements

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient that plays a critical role in a variety of your baby’s most vital physical functions. Though essential throughout every stage of life, infants need less vitamin C than adults.

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Why Babies Born To Older Dads Are At Risk Of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

It is no secret that genetic factors play a role in determining whether children have neurodevelopmental disorders. Maternal exposure to drugs and viral or bacterial illnesses can be detrimental too. However, a recent epidemiological survey of approximately 6 million people

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This Is How Much A Vegetable Rich Diet Before Pregnancy Impacts Your Chances Of Preterm Delivery- Study

A new study whose results were published yesterday, April 14, 2020 has really useful guidance for women who are planning for pregnancy. It turns out we should follow our parent’ advice when we’re thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a

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