Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

Healthy body and soul is a necessary condition for pregnant women. Because healthy mothers will produce a healthy baby anyway. A pregnant mother says psychologically healthy, if his soul is not disturbed. That is, spiritually he is enjoying her pregnancy right.

Meanwhile, physically healthy pregnancy is indicated by the presence of an optimal change with increasing maternal age. For example, weight gain, fetal growth well, and various other changes.

Requirement is to be met in order for the mother during pregnancy is healthy physically and spiritually? In the book Ms. Nakita Strong Healthy fetus, there are four main key to note that mothers healthy pregnancy, which is preparing for pregnancy, leading a healthy lifestyle, protect the body against disease, and prevent complications of pregnancy.
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Children Less Consumption of Iron

Infants and children who do not consume enough foods that contain iron are at risk of anemia, because their bodies need more iron for growth and development.

Babies will be more at risk of anemia in infancy is running fast because it does not obtain the input of iron in sufficient quantities. So is the baby whose weight is too low or less than normal birth month, they have a risk of suffering from anemia due to iron stores in the body only until the age of two months. Similarly, 1 to 3 year olds easy anemic, because children at that age difficult to eat foods that contain a lot of iron.
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Brief of Enterobacter sakazakii

E. sakazakii was first discovered in 1958 in 78 cases of infants with meningitis infection. Although these bacteria can infect humans at any age, but the biggest risk is affected by E. sakazakii is the age group of infants.

Substantial increase in cases being reported in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units, several hospitals in the UK, Netherlands, USA and Canada. In the United States, the incidence of infection with E. sakazakii has been reported is 1 per 100,000 infants. An increase in the incidence rate being 9.4 per 100,000 in infants with very low birth weight (<1.5 kg).

E. sakazakii is a gram-negative bacterial species of the family Enterobacteriaceae. These organisms are known as “yellow pigmented Enterobacter cloacae”. In 1980, this bacterium was introduced as the new types of bacteria based on differences in DNA hybridization analysis, biochemical reactions, and antibiotic sensitivity testing.
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Look out! Dangers Threaten Your Child

Nowadays, not only the dangers of excess weight that can be suffered by your baby, but the danger of increased blood pressure can also be experienced, which can lead to hypertension, heart disease and stroke by the time they are 20 years old.

This is not just an estimate, but is the result of research from doctors in the U.S., as stated in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Although the study was carried out on American children, aged between 8-12 years, but it does not mean that it does not occur in children in Indonesia. And it is necessary for further research from experts in Indonesia.

From these studies, it appears that an increase in the proportion of overweight, for boys from 11.3% in 1988-1994 and 15.5% in 1999-2000 and for girls, from 9.7 percent to 15 , 5%. Being in other studies, which connects with the rise in blood pressure, seen an increase in systolic pressure (the value of blood pressure measurement) of 1.4 mmHg and systolic pressure (lower values ​​of blood pressure measurement), by 3.3 mmHg. Continue reading “Look out! Dangers Threaten Your Child”

Zinc Supplementation to Prevent Infection

Zinc or zinc enough attention lately. Besides proven crucial for endurance, a lot of kids who turned out this mineral deficiency. Even the WHO said Indonesia high risk of zinc deficiency intake because generally only consume 50% of the nutritional adequacy rate.

Zinc is an important mineral that makes up more than 300 enzymes and proteins. Zinc is involved in cell division, nucleic acid metabolism, and protein manufacture. Zinc also helps working several hormones including fertility hormone, a hormone also produced by a gland in the brain, thyroid, adrenal, and thymus. For example, in the thymus gland hormone timulin to make T lymphocytes is only activated when it binds to zinc. Though this is a T cell-army of white blood cells which support the immune system. Prolactin also need zinc to stimulate breast milk and mammary gland growth.

As a powerful antioxidant, zinc is able to prevent cell damage and stabilize the structure of the cell wall. Zinc plays a role in the wound healing process by stimulating the formation and removal of skin cells to the injured area.
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In order for Safe Babies in Dining Chairs

Child has learned to sit in a high chair new, and start enjoying the additional food. Is your child is safe in the new dining chairs?

Do not leave the baby in the seat unattended.
Fasten seat belts, even if your baby is still too small to climb.
Keep chairs and dining surfaces.
For a high chair, make sure the table is attached with snaps. If not properly installed and locked, can make a baby that is not tied to the seat belt fell head first.
For seats that can be folded, make sure the locking mechanism works perfectly.
Do not let other children play around the high chair. They can pull or push the chair.
Keep away from the desk, wall or other surfaces that may by foot baby high chair so it can be tipped.
For chairlift, chair use only on wood or metal table stable. If the seat is suspended can make the table wobble, meaning the table is not stable enough. Do not use.

Factors Contributing to Overweight Children

The current trend for obese children is increasing. Why? To that end, the experts in the UK are trying to reveal the factors that influence the occurrence of obesity in a child. There are eight factors were found.

Research conducted on 9,000 children in England revealed that television is one of the eight causes of obesity are risk factors have been identified. Three-year-old son, who watch television more than eight hours in a week, increasing the risk of developing obesity. In a previous study, in the journal Pediatrics, shows that television is placed in the child’s room may be related to obesity through.

Recent research supports the theory that early environmental influences can cause obesity in person. Although obesity can be influenced by genetic factors, but the environment play an important role.
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Confused Preparing Kids Menu?

Are you confused arrange the kid’s menu? Here is a guide to the daily diet for children aged 2 to 6 years old, so you can earn a lot of creative ideas to obtain a nutritionally balanced menu tree. In fact to keep in mind is to avoid serving food and drinks that are not good, such as the use of milk bottles that are too long, too many sugary foods, soft drinks or fruit juice, and foods that can make a child choking (such as nuts, wine, and sweets) .

Nutrition in children should be kept because the right amount of nutrients that can help keep them from physical growth as well as the risk of various diseases such as obesity, osteoporosis, and diabetes. Some things you can do for your child to obtain the best nutrition, namely:

Presenting a variety of foods
A balanced exercise
Choose foods from grains, vegetables, and fruits
Choose foods low in fat and non cholesterol
Eating sugar and salt naturally
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Babies Can Suffer Stroke

Stroke can not only affects adults, but also newborns. As happened in Canada where infants as young as 6 hours, had a seizure and stopped breathing. Poorer known then suffered a stroke. New research in Canada alone by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 6 out of 100,000 children have a stroke. Third occurs in newborns.

Stroke can occur due to blockage in the blood vessels of the brain called ischemic stroke or rupture of cerebral blood vessels resulting in hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding). At a stroke, brain cells do not get the blood and oxygen supply so as to cause the death of brain cells. When the stroke is severe, it can cause death.

The exact cause for sudden infant suffered a stroke, but at the time of birth in a healthy state, is resolved. One possibility put forward is the clamps on the umbilical cord at birth causing clots that clog arteries brain. And mothers who give birth have a simple blood clot that can increase the risk for blockage in infants. Continue reading “Babies Can Suffer Stroke”

Take a Bath My son!

Bath? It’s the most eagerly awaited baby. Generally your child very much enjoyed the bath. Warm water to loosen the muscles at the same time make him feel relaxed and happy. In order to show the bathing fun for your child, follow these tips:

Recognize a variety of baby shower needs. What equipment she’ll need to bathe your baby. Consider the following list, she might need a few of them:

baby soap
baby powder
Baby cream
Baby lotion
baby cologne
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