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Baby Sleep Miracle

The baby sleep miracle has been created by Mary Ann Schuler. She is not only a clinical psychiatrist but also an experienced specialist but also a mother. With over two decades of clinical psychologist experience, she has also put to test the methods and techniques in this book. The baby sleep miracle the exact plan that has helped to resolve issues of sleeping for babies. Every night, your child can wake you up, and this can be consistent almost every day, it further results in you not getting enough rest and get sleep deprived. This is a book about the sleep tricks which will help get your child to be at ease and get to sleep. What's more, they work even without you having to buy expensive pacifiers, dangerous swings or relying on the outdated conventional methods like Ferberizing. The book will; help you to cut your risk of depression that is caused by sleep deprivation by far, improve your baby's health and prevent risks of damage to the nervous system, and much more. The baby sleep miracle is presented to you digitally. This book is dedicated to helping the mothers and fathers around the world who have sleepless nights. Read more here...

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Highly Recommended

This is one of the best e-books I have read on this field. The writing style was simple and engaging. Content included was worth reading spending my precious time.

When compared to other ebooks and paper publications I have read, I consider this to be the bible for this topic. Get this and you will never regret the decision.

Sleep Baby Sleep

The book is written by the best-selling author who goes by the name of Zoe Chu. Zoe Chu has made great considerations of how busy parenting has become, and for this reason, she has written the sleep baby sleep book guide using simple language which is easy to read and understand. Reading through the simple guide, you will learn how to go about the baby issues and make the baby sleep soundly. You will also get to know how to make your baby sleep independently without requiring your assistance. In other words, this book is a masterpiece which contains all the practical strategies you need to know to get your baby sleeping through the night and become a happy, peaceful family. All the strategies used in this book have undergone thorough testing and results proven that they work effectively to get your baby to sleep soundly at night. Based on the many advantages associated with this book, I highly recommend it to everyone who is yet to get the book. Read more here...

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Author: Zoe Chu
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Breast Feeding Your Baby

Nature provides ideal nourishment for babies breast milk. Medical and nutrition experts highly recommend breast-feeding at least for an infant's first year of life. Breast milk alone can provide enough nourishment to support your baby's optimal growth and development during the first six months of life. Then when solid foods are introduced, they complement breast milk. Breast milk continues to be important for your baby for the first year and even longer.

Food Sensitivities and Your Baby

Some babies are sensitive to certain foods. You know by their reaction-perhaps a rash, wheezing, diarrhea, or vomiting. Most babies outgrow these reactions once their digestive and immune systems mature. (To reassure you . . . a baby's stool often changes color and consistency when new foods are eaten. These changes don't necessarily indicate a food sensitivity.) To best monitor your baby for food-induced reactions Keep track of foods your baby eats. Choose single-grain infant cereals and plain fruits, vegetables, and meats instead of mixed varieties or dinners until you know what your baby can handle. If your baby has a reaction, stop that food for a while. As you introduce new foods, offer one new food at a time. Wait three to five days before offering the next new food. If your baby has trouble with a certain food, you'll more likely know what food causes the reaction. Save egg whites until after your baby's first birthday. Young babies may be sensitive to the protein in egg...

Where Does Weight Gain Go

Your baby may weigh about 7 to 8 pounds at birth but you'll gain more. Why Many parts of your body support pregnancy. For example, your blood volume expands by about 50 percent. Your breasts increase in size. Your body stores fat to sustain the baby's rapid growth and to provide energy for labor, delivery, and breastfeeding. Delivering your baby may be the fastest weight you ever lose Between the baby and fluid loss, some moms lose up to 10 pounds right after delivery, and another 5 pounds within the first month or so. For others, weight comes off gradually, over a longer period. Most women continue to lose weight slowly and steadily for six to twelve months after delivery. How fast you shed baby weight depends on how physically active you are, your calorie intake, and if you breast-feed.

For Those Who Breast Feed

The decision to breast-feed is personal. If you decide it's right for you and your baby, make smart eating a priority. Your needs for energy and some nutrients are higher now than during pregnancy. If you're able, breast-feeding is good for your baby and for you. Besides the physical benefits to your baby and the emotional nurturing you share, breast-feeding can help you return to your prepreg-nancy shape and weight, and reduce blood loss after pregnancy. While inconclusive, research suggests that breast-feeding may offer health benefits later reduced risks of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and osteoporosis. See Breast-Feeding Your Baby in chapter 15.

Have You Ever Wondered

. . . if you can breast-feed if you're sick Yes-usually it's safe to continue breast-feeding. It even offers added protection for your baby, who already has been exposed to any bug before you experienced any symptoms. In breast milk you pass on some immunity through the antibodies your own body produces to fight the infection. If you're taking any medications to treat an illness, talk to your pediatrician to make sure they're compatible with breast-feeding. Severe illness may require weaning again consult your doctor. If you're a nursing mom, you may want to experiment with these positions as you feed your baby Cradle position. Sit up straight with your baby cradled in your arm. His or her head should be slightly elevated and resting in the crux of your elbow. You and your baby should be comfortably positioned tummy to tummy, with baby's mouth level with your nipple. Be sure that your baby is facing straight toward you, without having his or her head, back, or neck turned. Lying down....

Nutrition and Exercise Guidelines for Lactating Women

After the baby's birth, gradually resume exercise, ultimately building up to your pre-pregnancy levels of duration and intensity. To lose weight after your pregnancy, do so according to the guidelines in Chapter 1 and the Navy Nutrition and Weight Control Self-Study Guide (NAVPERS 15602A). Consult your baby's pediatrician or your family physician with questions and concerns you have about your and your baby's diet. In general If you drink coffee, drink less than 2 cups a day the caffeine may cause your baby to be sleepless and irritable.

Avoid Feeding from the Baby Food

Feeding directly from the jar introduces bacteria from your baby's mouth to the spoon and into the food. If you save the uneaten food, bacteria in leftovers can grow and may cause diarrhea, vomiting, and other symptoms of foodborne illness if used at a later feeding. Instead, spoon small amounts of baby food from the jar into a feeding dish, and feed from there. Toss what's uneaten from the dish. If your baby needs a second helping, just take more from the jar with a clean spoon. As soon as you finish feeding your baby, cap opened jars of baby food that haven't come in contact with your baby's saliva. You may then safely refrigerate them opened strained fruits for two to three days strained meats and eggs, one day and meat and vegetable combinations, one to two days. Unopened jars of baby food have the same shelf Be careful with sticky foods, too, such as peanut butter. Spread only a thin layer on bread. Avoid giving your baby peanut butter from a spoon or finger. If it gets stuck in...

Nursing Reassuring Signs of Success

Not knowing how much milk their infant consumes, some parents feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding. You probably don't need to worry about having enough milk. Your body is miraculous. If your baby needs and demands more, your body probably will make more milk to satisfy the demands of nursing even when you try to lose extra pounds gained during pregnancy. Even mothers of twins and triplets can produce enough milk to nurse successfully. Following the third or fourth day after birth, your baby has six or more wet diapers, soiled with light-colored urine, every twenty-four hours. Most new-borns wet fewer diapers with only colostrum. Your baby nurses at least eight times every twenty-four hours, and maybe up to twelve times daily, in the first month. If your baby sleeps longer than a four-hour stretch, you may need to awaken him or her for a feeding. While nursing, you should feel sucking and hear the infant swallowing.

Off to a Healthy Start

Should our baby be breast-fed or bottle-fed Can solid foods be given too soon How do I know if my baby has eaten enough Do I give my baby juice from a cup or a bottle Should solid foods be warmed As you feed your baby, keep two main goals in mind provide enough food energy (or calories) and nutrients to support your baby's optimal growth and development . . . and nourish the emotional bonds between you and your baby. Learning baby feeding basics takes the guesswork out of infant feeding. Practical guidance from your pediatrician, pediatric nurse, registered dietitian, and other parents is a blessing. Your own patience, time and creativity build warm, memorable feeding experiences for your baby, your family, and you.

Solid Advice on Solid Foods

Throughout the first year, breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula continues to be your baby's most important source of nutrients and energy. (Wait until after twelve months for cow milk.) Around the middle of your baby's first year, he or she will be ready to start solid foods to complement the nutrition from breast milk or formula. Typically they're added in this order The order isn't important as long as solids provide your baby with an iron source.

Infant Cereal Timing Is Everything

Your baby's first solid food should be a source of iron, such as iron-fortified infant cereal, which is often the most convenient iron source. With cereals, opt for ones developed for babies. They digest easier than varieties for older children and adults. Iron-fortified infant cereals help babies maintain their iron stores. Although there's no strict order, you might start with rice cereal. It's often best as the first cereal because it's least likely to cause allergic reactions. To determine if a food may be causing a reaction, see Food Sensitivities andYour Baby. Hold off on wheat cereal until after your baby's first birthday. Some infants are sensitive to wheat before one year of age. When it comes to your baby's first cereal feedings, keep the cereal mixture thin. Start with just one part cereal to four parts of breast milk or infant formula. Once your baby develops eating skills and a taste for cereal mix in less liquid so it's thicker. Don't mix in honey or corn syrup, which...

Physical Activity Guidelines for Infants

Physical activity is important from the beginning of life Activity can encourage rolling over, crawling, and walking as well as cognitive development, and can lead to a preference for active play. Conversely, inactivity may set the stage for childhood obesity. Rather than confine your baby to a stroller or playpen too much, start a habit of active living now. During this first year of life Play when your baby's awake don't interrupt sleep to play. As with a breast-fed baby, plan to bottle-feed on demand when a baby signals hunger. Trying to impose a feeding routine will frustrate you both. You can't spoil your baby by feeding on demand. A formula-fed baby may not eat as often formula digests more slowly than breast milk. Should formula be warm, cool, or at room temperature That's up to you. Your baby will become accustomed to whatever temperature you usually provide. If you warm it, just be careful so your baby doesn't get burned. For tips, see Play It Safe Warming Baby's Bottle and...

With Baby Thats More Than

Perhaps the biggest change is trying to do several things at once trying to feed a baby, older children, and others in your family-including you. Enlist help from your preschooler or school-age child, without expecting too much. An older child can be your helper, but shouldn't be responsible for your baby. Tasks as simple as wiping baby's sticky hands, getting a bib, or picking up a bottle that falls to the floor make your older child feel helpful, grown up, and important. Remember, too A new baby competes for your attention, which may lead to fussy eating from another child. Give your older child personal time at the table, too include him or her in table talk. And try to keep mealtime calm and pleasant-despite all that's happening around the table. Choose an iron-fortified formula, or ask your baby's doctor, pediatric nurse, or a registered dietitian to recommend one. If your baby starts on a formula without iron, switch to an iron-fortified formula by four months. To clear up a...

Have You Ever Wondered 109

. . . if avoiding certain foods during pregnancy can prevent food allergies in the baby There's no conclusive evidence that restricting foods during pregnancy makes any difference. In fact, it's not recommended. Babies born to mothers who have restricted their diets during pregnancy often have lower birthweights. And eating a known food allergen during pregnancy won't cause a food allergy in the infant either. See Food Sensitivities and Your Baby in chapter 15 for more guidance. if breast-feeding can prevent food allergies in the baby Perhaps so. For those with a family history of allergies, breast-fed babies are less likely to have food allergies. As a precaution against potential allergens in breast milk, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that nursing mothers of susceptible infants (with a family history of allergies) are wise to skip peanuts and peanut-containing foods. See Breast-Feeding Your Baby in chapter 15 for more information.

Whats All the Swelling Akout

Edema is the uncomfortable swelling, or retention of water, that occurs primarily in your feet, ankles, and hands during pregnancy. As long as there's no increase in blood pressure or protein in the urine, edema is normal and unfortunately tends to get worse in the last trimester. However, there is no need to panic most of this bothersome fluid will be lost during and shortly after your baby's delivery.

Your Very First Food Decision Breast Milk or Formula

Most pediatricians and nutritionists across the board agree that breast milk is the food of choice for growing babies. First, nursing is a beautiful mother-baby bonding experience, and it's economically savvy. In other words, it's cheap But most importantly, breast milk has the capability to protect your baby from several infections because it is believed to carry immunities (protective substances) from mother to infant. Colostrum, the yellowish pre-milk substance secreted in the first few days after delivery, might carry even more antibodies plus it's loaded with protein and zinc.

Breast Feed or Bottle Feed

If you're a new parent, either approach-breast- or bottle-feeding-can provide adequate nourishment and the strong emotional bond that your growing baby needs. Whenever possible, though, breast milk is best for baby during the first year of life. If you're not sure which approach to use, start with breast-feeding. If it isn't right for you, switch to bottle-feeding. Starting with a bottle, then trying later to breast-feed is difficult. If you choose to breast-feed, you'll find guidance in BreastFeeding Your Baby on this page. For bottle-feeding, see Another Healthful Option Bottle Feeding, also in this chapter. for the first six months, and continue when solids are introduced at about six months. The longer a baby breast-feeds, the greater the benefits. However, your baby benefits even when breast-feeding lasts for only a short time, perhaps only during your six- to eight-week maternity leave. Check yourself out on these baby-feeding basics. Which infant-feeding practices do you follow...

Do Babies Need Extra Water

Newborns need little or no extra water. Except for periods of hot weather when your baby perspires, breast milk or infant formula usually supply enough fluid. If water is needed, offer 1 to 2 ounces of plain water after a feeding water shouldn't take the place of breast milk or formula. For safety's sake when your baby is less than four months of age, boil water first, then chill it, or offer sterilized bottled water. When babies begin eating solid food, offer plain water. Your child needs water to replace fluids lost through diarrhea or vomiting. Diarrhea and vomiting can lead to dehydration-and its complications-if fluids aren't replaced. Rather than water or juice, your doctor or pediatric nurse may recommend an oral electrolyte maintenance solution, sold near baby foods in your grocery store, to prevent dehydration. Besides fluid, the solution contains glucose (a form of sugar) and minerals (sodium, chloride, and potassium) called electrolytes. Electrolytes help maintain fluid...

Nutrition Information

Eating a balanced and varied diet will provide you and your baby with the 40 or so nutrients important for good health. Pay extra attention to folate, iron, calcium, and protein and take good care of yourself by monitoring your weight gain and being physically active. Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life, so enjoy

Nutrition After Pregnancy

Your better bet is to focus on eating healthfully and trusting that healthy eating will contribute to the return of your appropriate weight. But this process often gets confounded because motherhood brings its own set of nutrition challenges and frustrations. When your baby cries, If you fear that you'll end up overweight for the rest of your life, take note of a survey of new moms. The women, who were all runners, reported that most returned to running five weeks after delivery and were at their prepregnancy weights in five months (Lutter and Cushman 1982). Yes, there can be a lean life after pregnancy, as verified by the many mothers you see around you who are lean. For now, love yourself from the inside out, enjoy your baby, be proud of your accomplishment, and be gentle on yourself.

Yesr MomstoBe Can Lift Weights

Being pregnant doesn't necessarily mean passing up the weight room. In fact, some light weight training might cut back on some of the back and shoulder pain associated with enlarged breasts, extra weight, and a growing uterus. It might also reduce the leg cramps and neck strain that some women experience toward the last trimester. Personally, my favorite benefit from prenatal lifting is that your muscles will be primed for the baby aftermathThat is, you'll be ready to lug around your pocket-book, diaper bag, and stroller on one arm, while carrying your baby on the other. To this day, I still amaze my sister Debra with the amount of equipment I can juggle with just two arms

Nutrients For You and Baby

During pregnancy, your need for most nutrients and food energy goes up somewhat. Eating a variety of foods from all five food groups is the best way to get what you need. An inadequate diet may impair your baby's development, and he or she may be underweight at birth. See MyPyramid Your Healthful Eating Guide in chapter 10.

Another Healthful Option Bottle Feeding

If you choose bottle-feeding, feel assured commercially prepared infant formulas are as similar to mother's milk as currently possible. Infant formulas have enough nutrients and food energy (calories) for your baby until you introduce solid foods usually at about four to six months of age. And infant formulas supply the right balance of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Unlike breast milk, formulas lack protective factors such as antibodies to promote immunity. Even after babies take solids, continue infant formula until your baby's first birthday. Similar to breastfeeding, cuddling a baby while he or she takes a bottle also builds a close, nurturing relationship with all those who share the responsibility of feeding dad, siblings, grandparents, and other caregivers.

Have You Ever Wondered J

if your food choices affect the flavor of breast milk Eating strongly flavored foods such as onions, garlic, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, hot spicy food, or beans may give breast milk an unfamiliar flavor. These flavors make some babies fussy other babies don't notice. If some foods seem to upset your baby, eat less of them, less often. What you eat may cause a harmless color change. Breast milk usually is white or bluish-white. Multivitamin mineral Supplement. If you took a prenatal vitamin mineral supplement during pregnancy, your doctor may recommend that you continue. You probably can get enough nutrients from food if you choose wisely. If your own food choices come up short on calories or nutrients, in most cases your breast milk still will be sufficient to support your baby's growth and development but at the expense of your own nutrient reserves See Vitamin MineralSupplements Benefits and Risks in chapter 23.

Pass the Pickles Cravings and Food Aversions

Caution Cravings for nonfood substances, a condition called pica, can be dangerous. The cultural practice of craving cornstarch, ashes, laundry starch, clay, or other odd substances comes from folklore that started hundreds of years ago. It was believed that eating a particular substance might decrease nausea, promote a healthy baby, or ease delivery. There's no evidence that this practice works-and it can be harmful for you and your baby. Some substances contain lead or other toxicants.

Bottles and Nipples Baby Feeding Supplies

Baby-bottle nipples come in a variety of shapes and sizes, too. Choose nipples that correspond to your baby's mouth size and developmental needs. A baby's comfort and ease of sucking are the criteria to use when choosing a nipple. Discard cracked or chipped bottles that could break and spill formula onto your baby.

Nutrition During Pregnancy

For about two-thirds of women, tastes change during pregnancy. You may develop strong aversions to meat, vegetables, or coffee. If you can hold down nothing but a few crackers, rest assured that your baby will still manage to grow on the nutrients you've stored up from your prepregnancy diet. If your intake is very limited because of nausea that lasts for more than three months, you might want to consult with a registered dietitian who can suggest ways to balance your diet.

Getting the right amount of fat

This advice about fat intake is primarily for adults. Although many organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Heart Association, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, recommend restricting fat intake for older children, they stress that infants and toddlers require fatty acids for proper physical growth and mental development, and that's why Mother Nature made human breast milk (see Chapter 28) so high in fatty acids. Never limit the fat in your baby's diet without checking first with your pediatrician.

Pregnancy and Lactation

There are some contraindications to exercising during pregnancy. Proper nutrition and routine exercise during pregnancy is important for your health and the health of your baby. Table 15-1 outlines general nutrition and exercise guidelines that you should follow during pregnancy. The exercise guidelines have been adapted from ACOG's exercise guidelines.

Mercury in Vaccines a Brainless Idea From the Very Beginning

In 1999 studies began to surface showing that multi-dose vial vaccines, such as the MMR and hepatitis B vaccines, contained enough thimerosal to expose vaccinated children to 62.5 ug of mercury per visit to the pediatrician. This is one hundred times the dose considered safe by the Federal Environmental Protection Guidelines for infants Worse yet, some infants will receive doses even higher because thimerosal tends to settle in the vial. If it is not shaken up before being drawn, the first dose will contain low concentrations of mercury and the last dose will contain enormously high concentrations. If your baby is the unlucky one that gets the last dose, serious brain injury can result.

Nonfoods Effect on Breast Milk

While you breast-feed, take the same precautions you did during pregnancy. Food, beverages, or other substances what you consume may be passed to your baby. An occasional alcoholic drink probably won't affect your baby or interfere with nursing, but heavy drinking may inhibit your letdown reflex. Alcohol in breast milk may cause your baby to be less alert. In excess, it may affect brain development. Nicotine passes into breast milk. If you're a smoker and quit during pregnancy, breast-feeding isn't the time to start again. Nicotine can reduce your milk supply, and increase your baby's chance for colic, a sinus infection, or fussiness. Smoking near your baby is risky, exposing him or her to secondhand smoke and possibly getting burned. Too close to a nursing session, smoking may inhibit your letdown reflex. Smoking is also linked to the increased rate of lung cancer. If you choose to smoke, don't smoke near your baby not even in the same room. Try to avoid smoking for 2 2 hours before...

Weighting for Your New Arrival

How much weight should I gain That's one of the top questions expectant mothers ask. In the last twenty-six weeks of pregnancy, your baby will grow fast, gaining about 1 ounce every day. Besides baby Appropriate weight gain helps ensure a healthy outcome. In fact, your baby's birthweight depends on your weight gain during pregnancy. If you don't gain enough, your chance for delivering a low-birthweight infant goes up. Babies who weigh less than 51 2 pounds at birth are at greater risk for developmental difficulties and health problems. Gain too much Both delivery and returning to your prepregnancy weight may be more difficult. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy has been linked to rising obesity rates among women. And for women with a BMI 26 for pregnancy, excessive weight gain increases an infant's risk for being large-for-gestational-age, which is linked to excess body fat during childhood.

How Much Formula

Your baby's appetite is a good guide to the amount of infant formula he or she needs and how often. That depends in part on the stage of development. In addition, some babies drink a little more or less depending on when solid food is introduced. Use this chart only as a guide. flow from the nipple in even drops not a steady stream. If the milk flows too quickly, your baby could choke, so discard the nipple. If the milk flows too slowly for your baby, consider trying a nipple with more holes, designed for older babies. When it comes to preparing infant formula and washing bottles, cleanliness is essential Your baby's immune system isn't fully developed, so he or she is very susceptible to foodborne illness from improperly cleaned feeding equipment.

Weaning When and

Weaning is the slow, gradual process that helps your baby eat and enjoy your family's foods. The time for weaning is an individual matter for mother and baby. Experts encourage moms to breast-feed for at least twelve months. Babies benefit from breastfeeding for as long as it's mutually right for mother and baby. No matter how long you choose to nurse, start complementary foods, too, when your baby's ready. If your baby is exclusively breast-fed, that's about at six months of age. Talk to your pediatrician about timing. When your baby eats other foods, too, you'll probably nurse less often typically first thing in the morning, naptimes, and bedtime. When you choose to wean your baby, introduce either infant formula or cow milk, depending on your baby's age. If your baby is under twelve months of age, wean from breast milk to iron-fortified infant formula. If your baby is twelve months or older, whole cow milk is appropriate. Should you wean your baby to a bottle or a cup That depends...

Feeding Myself

As babies master spoon feeding, they're gradually ready to feed themselves. Watch for signals that suggest your baby is ready perhaps trying to help you, or taking a cup away, or putting his or her hand on yours. Give your baby a spoon to hold in one hand while you use another for feeding. This gives your baby practice grasping a utensil. Use the two-spoon approach. Give an empty one to your baby, and fill the other with baby food. Then switch so baby has a filled spoon for self-feeding. Be patient and relaxed. Food will end up on the floor. Your baby will need lots of practice before being able to eat a whole meal without your help. Always stay with your baby when he or she is self-feeding. In that way you'll be around if he or she starts to choke. Tip Start a lifelong habit of family mealtime. Bring your baby's high chair to the family table, even if you need to feed your baby first. As you choose foods for your baby, don't restrict fat. Growing babies need the energy and essential...

Caring for

Make cleaning your baby's teeth and gums part of the daily bathtub routine. Starting at birth, clean your baby's gums with a soft infant toothbrush and water, or use a clean, wet washcloth or gauze pad. Do this after every feeding. Skip toothpaste, which babies often swallow. Schedule your baby's first visit to a pediatric dentist after the first tooth appears (at about six to twelve months).

Oh My Aching Hear

Contrary to the name, heartburn is actually a burning sensation in your lower esophagus that is usually accompanied by a sour taste. Although this dreadful feeling can happen at any time during your pregnancy, it's most common toward the last few months, when your baby is rapidly growing and exerting pressure on your stomach and uterus. What's more, during pregnancy, the valve between your stomach and esophagus can become relaxed, making it easy for the food to occasionally reverse directions.

Baby Teeth

Baby's doctor if your baby or child needs a fluoride supplement. Unless your child's dentist advises otherwise, wait until after age two or three years to start with fluoridated toothpaste. For more information on fluoride, see Vitamin and Mineral Supplements for Breast-Fed Babies and Formula What Type earlier in this chapter. For more about fluoridated water, see 'The Fluoride Connection in chapter 8. When is the right time to start solid foods Usually, no sooner than six months of age. Then, if your baby weighs at least 13 pounds and has doubled his or her birthweight, it might be time. Let your baby be the judge. There's no one calendar date that's right for all babies. Research on timing for introducing solid foods doesn't show an effect on childhood obesity. Watch for these milestones that suggest that he or she may be ready to join the league of solid-food eaters Baby can sit with little support. Your baby can control his or her head and may be able to lift up his or her chest,...

Im pregnant

Keep in mind that eating for two means that you're the sole source of nutrients for the growing fetus, not that you need to double the amount of food you eat. If you don't get the vitamins you need, neither will your baby. I Vitamin C The level of vitamin C in your blood falls as your vitamin C flows across the placenta to your baby, who may at some point in the pregnancy have vitamin C levels as much as 50 percent higher than yours. So you need an extra 10 milligrams vitamin C each day (K cup cooked zucchini or 2 stalks of asparagus).

What You Can Do

You should take a good prenatal vitamin throughout your pregnancy. It should include 2,000 IU of vitamin A and 4,000 IU of beta-carotene. This will not only boost your immune system, but will ensure protection to your baby as well. These doses are not harmful to your baby. After your baby is born, and at least three weeks before the first vaccination, supplement your child's diet with a multivitamin, which should include 1,000 IU of vitamin A and all of the other vitamins in an appropriate dose. The vitamin should also contain zinc, selenium, and magnesium. If at all possible, breast feed your baby. If for some reason you cannot breast feed, use a breast pump. If, for some reason, you are forced to bottle feed, add 50 mg of DHA to the bottle once a day and 50 IU of vitamin E. Unfortunately, American manufacturers of baby milk do not add DHA as European manufacturers do. There is a rumor that the American makers may start adding it. They're a little slow, to say the least. Cow's milk...

Screening

During the past 2 weeks I Sleeping eating disturbances No. 1 I had trouble sleeping even when my baby was asleep No. 8 I lost my appetite Loss of self No. 19 I did not know who I was anymore No. 5 I was afraid that I would never by my normal self again Anxiety insecurity No. 23 I felt all alone No. I felt really overwhelmed Guilt shame No. 20 I felt guilty because I could not feel as much love for my baby as I should No. 27 I felt like I had to hide what I was thinking or feeling toward the baby Emotional lability No. 3 I felt like my emotions were on a roller coaster No. 31 I felt full of anger ready to explode Mental confusion No. 11 I could not concentrate on anything No. 4 I felt like I was losing my mind Suicidal thoughts No. 14 I started thinking I would be better off dead No. 28 I felt that my baby would be better off without me *Selected items from the PDSS copyright 2002, by Western Psychological Services. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, Western Psychological...

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