Breast-feeding or nursing is linked with numerous benefits for both the mother and the child. It offers complete nourishment and protects the baby from various disease causing organisms.

It protects the baby from sudden infant death syndrome and increases the baby’s intelligent quotient (IQ).

Researches have reported that it protects the mother from developing cancer and bone disorders.

It helps the mothers to reduce the fat deposit that has accumulated during pregnancy and help them lose weight after birth.

Breast-feeding requires commitment and patience and in some cases becomes risky and increases the chance of transmitting certain deadly viruses such as HIV and Herpes Simplex virus to the baby through the milk. Nursing mothers should also avoid certain substances such as caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and certain medications while breast-feeding.

 

We dream that all mothers will breastfeed their children and celebrate this profound experience of motherhood with gratitude and respect to God's infinite wisdom and generosity.

God empower mothers so that they can realize and utilize the body's tremendous capacity to nurture, heal and regenerate.

 

The discovery that a baby is expected is one of the life's most exciting moment. Diet and exercise, and giving up cigarettes and alcohol, are now considered as important as a part of prenatal care as medical checkups. This section provides the basic information about fitness and well-being during pregnancy, labor, birth and after delivery.

 
 
 

 

What to Eat with Endometriosis? Check it Out

Endometriosis is a female health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb (uterus) grow in other areas of the body. This can lead to pain, irregular bleeding, and problems getting pregnant. While some women with endometriosis remain asymptomatic, others experience dysmenorrhea.

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Exercises to Lose Baby Weight, Fast

In today's fast paced world, all moms want to get back to their pre-pregnancy shape (especially, the belly) once the baby is delivered. Begin with a walking routine while pushing the baby stroller -- it's one of the best ways to burn more fat in less time. If you're just starting out, stick to shorter durations for the first two weeks, then gradually increase the time.

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Top 10 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Even if you've always had a stomach of iron, pregnancy weakens your immune system and makes you more vulnerable to food-borne illnesses that could make you sick and harm your baby. Read on....

 
 

Managing Allergies during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of intense change within the female body. The hormones of pregnancy have steroidal type effects and which can dampen down allergies. Read on....

 
 

Diet Soda: Unfolding effect on pregnancy and child birth

When you're pregnant, it's important to make healthy choices as much as possible and to avoid things that have the potential to harm you or your baby. But then there's a large category of things that fall into a gray area, that are neither beneficial nor particularly harmful. In the gray area, falls the Diet Coke. Read on....

 
 

Practicing Yoga during pregnancy

The practice of yoga gives you the opportunity to create a world (your body) for your baby that is healthy and peaceful. "What a child learns in the womb cannot be learned on earth". Read on....

 
 

Nutrition Recommendations for Breastfeeding Women

During this unique phase in the childbearing cycle, a breastfeeding mother will need to take some extra care to assure that she produces and provides to her infant abundant, high-quality milk. Read on....

 

Overcoming Breastfeeding Myths

Women on even very low calorie diets usually make enough milk, at least until the mother's calorie intake becomes critically low for a prolonged period of time. Generally, the baby will get what he needs. Some women worry that if they eat poorly for a few days this also will affect their milk. Read on....

 

 

Breastfeeding and Nutrition

After delivery, all mothers need continued nutrition so that they can be healthy and active and able to care of their baby. Nutrient needs of the mother during breastfeeding include increased need for energy, vitamins and minerals, and water. Read on....

 
 

Managing Allergies during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of intense change within the female body. The hormones of pregnancy have steroidal type effects and which can dampen down allergies. Read on....

 

Breastfeeding and HIV transmission

A large study of mothers and children carried out in Zimbabwe lends further support to the view that it is probably better for mothers with HIV infection to breastfeed exclusively rather than engage in mixed feeding, as children exposed to a mixture of breastfeeding and other forms of feeding are more than four times as likely to have become infected with HIV at the age of six months when compared to infants exclusively breastfed. Read on....

 
 

Attending to Your Baby's Needs

Before you rush out to buy lots of baby clothes, a roomful of toys, and several packs of diapers, ask friends and family if they have any baby clothes or toys they can pass on to you, and which diapers they recommend. Read on....

 
 

Childcare: The Options

Start thinking about your options for childcare now, before you start finalizing your own career plans. There are few rights and wrongs when it comes to childcare - but there is a right way for your baby, you, and the other members of your family. Read on....

 
 

Postpartum Depression Quiz

Have you recently given birth? Are you feeling exhausted, anxious, depressed, or just not yourself? If you are you are not alone. Many women are not prepared for the wide range of emotions they may experience after the birth of a child. They often feel sadness, anger, anxiety, or a sense of inadequacy. Take the quiz Read on....