The antibodies also help boost the infant’s immune system to protect against infections and prevent the growth of bacteria and viruses. The easiness of digestion of lactose, protein and fat by an infant’s system can decrease the number of occurrences of diarrhea or constipation. Breast milk is free and convenient. It doesn’t cost a cent and is always fresh and available. There isn’t a need to warm bottles late at night.
5.2 – The effects of drugs on breast milk, how they may affect an infant and how the risk can be minimised Many mothers are required to use drugs during breastfeeding. Almost all drugs transfer into breast milk and this may carry a risk to breastfed infants. Factors such as the dose of drug taken and the fat solubility effect how a drug is transmitted to breast milk. The baby's age and weight need to be taken into consideration since smaller babies are more vulnerable. Paracetamol A small amount of paracetamol is passed through breast milk, it is therefore considered safe for breastfeeding mother's when taken in the recommended doses, this does not mean that it is safe for all babies or that all painkillers are safe, medical advice should be sought from a G.P, midwife, health visitor or lactation consultant Nicotine Replacement Therapy's (NRTs) Nicotine taken in any form passes into breast milk and is harmful to the nursing infant.
By using a Framework Approach and Theory of Planned Behavior approach, data were analyzed. During the observation and the interview, it was found that both inernal factors like physical or psychological and external concerns as work, family, time or environmental are the main barriers to physical activity for pregnant women. From behavioural beliefs and attitudes, control beliefs, normative beliefs, data were collected in the quotes of study participants. Thus, healthy diet is always a suggestion for pregnant women. What is more important is proper physical activity, these two consist a healthy lifestyle.
Time and time again, it has been proven that women’s health improves when abortions and contraceptives are made safe, legal, and easily accessible. Despite laws and public opinion, women have always had abortions and will continue to do so. They should be able to have an abortion done
Breast milk contains components such as protein, lactose, and fat, which are easily digestible by the newly developed digestive system of the baby. Also, it is free from contamination, supplying nutrients in the correct amounts. Secondly, breast milk is free; it does not cost any money (Brown, Isaacs and Lichtenberg,
Babies require all nutrients that will enable their growth and development. Breast milk is believed to posses all the nutrients although it also depends on the diet that the mother feeds on. It is strongly advisable for the mother to feed on rich diet containing all food groups in order for the breast milk to acquire the required nutrients. In case the mother is a vegetarian, she needs to look for supplementary foods that will offer an equivalent portion of the nutrients. For a healthy diet, the mother should be able to eat plenty of the following:- - Proteins that will include eggs, lentils, nuts and dried beans.
Babies are different from children they need their nappies changed regularly to prevent any sores or infections. Caring for skin would include teaching about dun care and what dangers it can do to our skin (talking to parents about any allergies or skin conditions their child may have by ensuring parents apply sun screen and providing them with sun hats. Looking after hair we would need to talk to parents about any allergies or conditions their child may have as they may require special products. Head lice is common in any setting or school. Caring for teeth is important as healthy milk teeth encourages the healthy adult teeth.
The virus that causes cervical cancer is a (STD) and both common and contagious. Therefore, it is useful for all young women (9-26 years) to get vaccinated. And if you would already be infected with one or more of the virus types which Gardasil protects against, you may still be able to protect yourself against the remaining types if you get vaccinated. As with other vaccines, Gardasil is preventive, and protects until it had received the virus. All the advertisements that are on TV, on posters or even on the Internet are aimed to all the girls/ young women (9-26 years) to protect themselves against various diseases.
Bearing in mind that your body’s pregnancy transformation wasn’t in one day (it was a 9 month evolution), absolute postpartum weight loss may not be an immediate achievement but you will definitely get there – persistence is the word! To get started, you don’t have to push your body; pregnancy and the toil of childbirth are stress periods for the human body therefore adequate time and care must be given for proper recovery. Weight loss shouldn’t be your focal point within the first 6 – 8weeks after childbirth; let your baby have your attention this period thus allowing your body enough time to mend. Healthy nourishment is required for your body’s healing, and of course for your newborn’s steady growth too; it is therefore crucial that you play safe by indulging in good nutritious eating. Healthy eating patterns during pregnancy form the basis of a healthy lifestyle postpartum and this you must be mindful of from the very early days of conception.
By the 1980 and 90s people attitudes changed about the importance of breastfeeding. Laws were passed to support mothers who wanted to breastfeed. Experts tell new mothers that breastfeeding is better for their new babies. It protects from them illness, allergies and chronic illnesses. There are many studies about the benifits of breastfeeding: That babies that are breastfed have a higher IQ., Babies have less chance for SIDS, there are also studies that show that breastfeeding lowers the changes of obesity.