A Nigerian woman has become an inspiration to many sickle cell patients. The woman identified as Alhaja Alakija has lived with sickle cell anemia for 94 years. Photos of the woman were shared by a female Nigerian doctor on Twitter.
We bet you didn’t know all these facts about babies till now. From how they are formed to how they develop and grow, babies are just simply amazing. 1. The grasp of a newborn baby is so strong that its
Like pregnancy and childbirth, you should learn about breastfeeding before becoming a new mom. Test your breastfeeding knowledge by reading these facts and myths to better understand how amazing women’s bodies truly are. 1. Breastfeeding is one of the most
Eyinade Eweje Just as you go the extra mile to see to the comfort and care needs of your baby, it’s also important to make out time to consistently stimulate them through play as babies learn primarily through interaction with
By Chiomah Momah Like most of us know, a baby’s hearing develops during gestation. Research has shown that some babies can hear as early as the 20th week in pregnancy! Since a child’s hearing can affect his ability to speak,
Chiomah Momah A baby’s hearing develops during gestation and research has shown that some babies can hear as early as the 20th week! However, once a baby is born, it can be difficult to determine whether or not their hearing is fine.
By Ebube Imana As natural as breastfeeding ought to be, it is fraught with so many challenges which can be very discouraging, even to a determined mother. It’s important for every nursing mother to realize that successful breastfeeding is a
Are you a new mum or just welcomed your cute bundle of joy into your family? Do you find yourself adjusting to the new demands of being a mum as well as trying to catch as much sleep as possible? Are
Ireyimika Oyegbami As a new mother whose baby has started teething you are very happy until the day your baby decides to bite your nipple during a breastfeed. You do not have to stop breastfeeding because your baby bit you;
A well-stocked diaper bag can save the day when you are out and about with your baby. What is in your diaper bag? Use this checklist to make sure that you’re ready for your outing with your baby. 1. Bibs. 2.
Massaging your baby is good both for their emotional and physical well being. Our baby massage is a mini wellness program which has been designed to suit your everyday life. No need for elaborate preparation as it can be routinely
A Georgia couple in the US has been charged for killing their 10-week-old baby who was on exclusive breastfeeding. The baby died as a result of malnutrition caused diluting the breast milk they fed her with water. Who knew giving
Ogbugoh Terundu Joy Esq A baby’s cry signifies a call for attention, a need to be fed, changed or just swaddled in the warm arms of its mother. There have been theories that say, sometimes it is best for a
By Ndidi Adekunle All experienced mothers have learnt that the size of a woman’s ‘mammary glands’ does not necessarily guarantee a good volume of milk supply. Boosting the quantity of milk supply then becomes an art to be learned. Do
Normally, the tongue is loosely attached to the base of the mouth with a piece of skin called the lingual frenulum. In babies with tongue-tie, this piece of skin is unusually short and tight, restricting the tongue’s movement. This prevents
Ogbugoh Terundu Joy A diaper rash is an irritation on the area of the skin covered by a diaper. It is mostly caused by friction. When the baby’s skin continues to have contact with urine or poop, the skin gets irritated.
Chiomah Momah ‘As smooth as a baby’s bottom’ is a common phrase which alludes to the supple and smooth nature of a baby’s skin. However, every mum knows that every now and then it’s common for babies to experience various
Ireyimika Oyegbami For many mothers it is NOT funny when their constipated toddler quips, “mummy, my bum-bum is hurting” when they want to make a poo, rather it calls for some apprehension especially when it occurs frequently. You should not
A Community Health Technician, Mrs. Hellen Bulu, has advised Nigerian mothers against bathing their newborn babies with hot water and stretching their hands in an attempt to massage them. In a report by Punchng, Mrs Bulu of Family Health Clinic,
A miscarriage is medically defined as a “spontaneous abortion”, which usually occurs, if it does happen within the first 12-22 weeks of being pregnant. Recognising the signs of a possible miscarriage early enough and going to your doctor immediately could
In reality, motherhood is an embodiment of selflessness and Baltic Amber surely reinforces and upholds this virtuous servitude. For instance, from pregnancy to birth, the mother transforms into the ultimate giver, springing forth vitality and life. Similarly, Baltic Amber replenishes
By Grace Fagbohun Quite a number of mums have sent in questions on this same subject, mostly asking what they can do to fully have their kids potty trained as early as possible. These mums tell us share how they
Ireyimika Oyegbami Brain damage is said to occur when an injury causes the destruction of human brain cells. In babies, it is commonly caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. It is pertinent to point out however, that