Vitamins are important for the well being of an individual as they help in smooth functioning of several body systems. Low levels of vitamin D are common in children, especially during the winter. Deficiency of Vitamin D may leads to rickets and abnormally low levels of Calcium in the blood called hypocalcemia. The main source of Vitamin D is sunshine rather than diet.
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Caffeine is the most commonly used drug in NICU after antibiotics. It has been found that early caffeine treatment has no long-term negative effects on Neurodevelopment and is associated with better cognitive scores.
Premature birth is a birth occurring before 37 weeks gestation. There are many reasons of premature babies, including natural factors and those who are caused by the actions or omissions of healthcare providers.
Caffeine Therapy for Lung Development
Caffeine is a type of drug categorized as methylxanthines. It reduces apnea, where it is a condition in which a baby stops breathing for a series of seconds. Caffeine has been used in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) for years as a breathing support treatment for babies. Based on the results of the study, it has been suggested that caffeine therapy improves long-term breathing functions by reducing abnormal development or injury to the lungs of newborns.
Negligence resulted in Premature Birth or Birth Injuries
In terms of premature birth, there are some cases involving a complex web of factors contributing to the birth, such as:
- Maternal conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension), infections or diabetes
- Maternal history of abortions (spontaneous or elective), premature births, or back-to-back pregnancies
- Fetal complications
Some of the therapeutic effects of caffeine include
- Prevention of failure of extubation
- Higher survival rate
- Reduced chance of severe ROP (retinopathy of prematurity – a problem in the eyes)
- Lower likelihood of neurodevelopmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, cognitive delay, blindness, and hearing loss
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Friday, 8 February 2019
Breast-feeding is a healthy and convenient way to feed your baby and it provides all the nutrition your baby needs during the first six months of life. But some women may have difficulty producing enough milk to feed their babies the protein food.
Benefits of breast-feeding
There are benefits of breast-feeding for both you and your baby-to-be. Your baby is receiving the antibodies and the nutrients they need for their growth. This is true in your colostrum when you first start breast-feeding.
Breast milk helps fend off colds, the flu, protects against allergies, respiratory Infections and other diseases which might be harmful to your baby development. It also reduces the baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
The benefits for the mother are that, it puts you at a lower risk for ovarian cancer, some breast cancers, and type 2 diabetes also. But one of the favorite benefits for most of the new mothers is that it burns a lot of calories.
There are certain foods that increase breast milk and enhance the lactation. Breast milk has all the prime nutrients required for their newborn baby for an overall growth and brain development.
They are considered to control the occurrence of diabetes during post pregnancy and it also contains fiber and is good for your digestion.
Fennel seeds boost the quantity of breast milk and helps to control baby-colic.
Fenugreek seeds boosts the breast milk supply.
Spinach and beet leaves contain calcium, iron and folic acid. Which is very much essential for recouping anemic mothers. It contains detoxifying agents which will help in making your baby strong.
Garlic is the best food to increase breast milk, as it is well-known for boosting lactation in nursing mothers.
Black Sesame seeds are a rich in source of calcium and believed to increase milk supply.
Drinking a glass of carrot juice with breakfast or lunch will produce wonders in lactation, as it contains Vitamin A which complements lactation and boosts the quality of your milk.
Drinking water and juices is to boost lactation. It prevents your baby from dehydration and replaces fluid lost during lactation.
Avoid gas-generating foods such as pulses, potato, pulses, raw banana and raw mango. Other foods such as parsley, thyme, cabbage leaves and peppermint are also said to affect your milk production adversely.
Keep your baby healthy and protect them from Diseases.
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Just four decades ago, only 4 percent of infants were born to fathers over the age of 40. Nowadays, that number has crept up to 10 percent. This shift was seen across the United States amongst different races, education levels, and locations.
Babies born to older fathers, says that born babies will be more susceptible to health problems including preterm birth, low birth weight, seizures and breathing problems. Many of the health issues associated with “geriatric pregnancies,” such as low infant birth weight, gestational diabetes, higher odds of preterm birth and high blood pressure for the mother by which it affects the infant development and it may also lead to compilations.
According to the recent studies, they suggest that being a father later in life which leads to be associated with higher risks in genetic abnormalities, offspring of autism and mental problems. Children born to men aged 45 and over had a 14% greater risk of premature birth, low birth weight and had a 10% higher risk of needing breathing assistance and a 28% higher chance of being admitted to neonatal intensive care when compared with babies who born to younger fathers. Further assessment showed that once a dad hits age 35, there’s a slight increase in birth risks overall. Women who is carrying the child of a man aged 55 years or older have a 34 per cent higher odds of gestational diabetes.
After accounting for things like the mother’s age and the parents’ health and demographic information, the researchers noticed an association between paternal age and likelihood of both child and maternal health problems. Significant associations began to surface around age 45, and the data suggest that the older the father, the higher the risks.
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