Exercise During Pregnancy

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In the not-so-distant past, women were urged to cut down on or even avoid exercise during pregnancy. Doctors feared that the jarring motion of running or lifting weights could damage the fetus, and prescribed abstinence from these activities even for the professional athletes. Fortunately, the tide has turned and it has been proven that exercising […]

Lactation Nutrition

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Lactation is a calorie burning activity. In the past, mothers were told not to lose too much weight too fast after pregnancy because it was thought that a rapid weight loss could possibly accelerate the release of toxins stored in a woman’s body fat. However, this has not been proven to be true. Nonetheless, slow, […]

Covid19 and Breastfeeding

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Breast milk is the 1st vaccine for your child. Available data shows vertical transmission of the virus is not possible through breast milk. However a positive mother can transmit the virus through respiratory droplets to her baby. Benefits of breastfeeding are reduced if it is not kept exclusive.  Addition of even a single feed of […]

Breast is Best

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Breastfeeding is the best way of providing ideal food for the growth and development of the baby.   Breastfeeding recommendations Complementary feeds For busy mothers or those who wish to express and store milk for later use, following are the guidelines for storing expressed milk: Storage  Hours  Room temperature  6-8 hours Refrigerator (<4 degree C) 7- […]