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Top 3 Breast Milk Cures for Babies

Breast milk isn't just for babies to drink; it can cure a number of childhood ailments, too. Not only does breast milk have the perfect balance of nutrients for your growing baby, it also contains antibacterial properties that can heal. The truth is that breast milk is simply amazing! Breast milk has a special enzyme that prevents bacteria from attaching or living on certain membranes in the body. So what can breast milk be used for? Many things, however, in that this is not a medical opinion, you need to exercise your best judgment and consult with your pediatrician to be sure there is not a more serious health concern. Here are the top four uses for breast milk:1. Pink Eye. Pink eye is another name for conjunctivitis, a bacterial infection of the membrane surrounding the eye. The property of breast milk that prevents bacteria from attaching to body membranes works especially well for the eye. Just a couple of drops in each eye twice a day can clear up pink eye in a matter of days. When used on adul...

 


BPA in Baby Bottles: What You Need to Know

As a parent of young children, it seems as though every time we turn on the news or pick up a paper, there's something new to worry about. Now it seems researchers are linking bisphenol A (BPA) to everything from ADHD to cancer. Meanwhile, more than 95 percent of the bottles currently on the market contain the chemical, which can leech into the contents of the bottle and into your child's digestive system. Do you need to be concerned about BPA - and what can you do to protect your baby's health?Because baby bottles are often an important part of nourishing our children during their first year of life (and even breastfeeding moms may need to rely on bottles occasionally for expressed milk), the recent news about potential health effects of BPA is particularly alarming. Do you need to be concerned about BPA?BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical that is present in baby bottles and many other plastic items that you may be using to feed your family. You should know that there is some debate surrounding BPA. Some say tha...

 


Breastfeeding Vs. Bottle Feeding

When it comes to feeding your baby, you will have to make the choice of whether you want to breastfeed or bottle feed. There are advantages and disadvantages to each that you need to consider carefully.Advantages of breastfeedingBreast milk contains perfectly balanced amounts of nutrients and is very easy to digest and absorb.Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight infections. It is also packed with essential enzymes and hormones. Breastfeeding lets your bond with and comfort your baby.Breastfeeding costs nothing, doesn't require any preparation and is available whenever your baby is hungry.Breastfeeding is beneficial to the mother as well, decreasing your likelihood of developing Type II diabetes, breast cancer and osteoporosis.Disadvantages of breastfeedingSome mothers experience discomfort while breastfeeding, especially for the first few days.You need to always be available to your baby when s/he is hungry, which might not always be possible.Medications can interfere with your ability to...

 




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