Impact of Breastfeeding:Intellectual Development of Children


In recent decades, research on child development have yielded important insights into the basic components of early human development. It has become clear that the infant has advanced skills in their behavior that allows it to be an active participant in their own social experience early. This is critical and in this context that the child developed a concept of self and other, rules of interaction and communicative intent of their behavior and that of others.

Breastfeeding helps in providing psychological growth optimal interactive environment for the child (a) and even more on the direct development of the central nervous system (CNS) providing (as) children greater intellectual capacity. Breastfeeding should be valued for their broad effects on children from all aspects and not only see the scope of the implications of nutritional considerations simplistic, but as a set of values that are indispensable in the development of children (as) and therefore society in general.
Tactile and vestibular stimulation to body contact and care of the mother give the child (or) in the nursing process are clearly important for other areas of development and this provides a direct learning experience based on interaction . Maternal self-esteem, competence and confidence in the maternal role and an increased sense of personal recovery, are psychological breakthroughs that have been shown in mothers who breastfeed their babies successfully. Continue reading “Impact of Breastfeeding:Intellectual Development of Children”

What to eat while breastfeeding

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During the period of breastfeeding is very important to follow a correct and balanced diet and to ensure appropriate composition of milk ingested by the child, and for the increased energy demands of the mother. However, we must specify that only part of the maternal nutrition affects the health of the infant, as the latter, fortunately, however, has metabolic and hormonal mechanisms able to cope with possible ingestion of harmful components.
The diet is suggested to the mother under these conditions differs slightly from that recommended generally: a Mediterranean diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables to ensure an adequate intake of nutrients. What is to be considered, however, is the increased energy demands of the mother, who must also take into account the energy used to produce milk (about 90 Kcal per 100 g of milk). On a day to get a new mother can also consume 800 kcal to produce milk. These calories need to be replenished adequately.
Simple sugars should be avoided as much as possible as they provide only a surplus of calories without benefits for the production of milk, contrary to the carbohydrate complex (bread, pasta, cereals ..) can be taken regularly. The protein affects only the quantity of milk produced, not the quality and, therefore, should slightly increase their consumption. Very important is to ensure a regular intake of olive oil , as it ensures the presence of fatty acids essential for the lipid component of milk. Even the fish that provide omega-3 is better during lactation. Continue reading “What to eat while breastfeeding”

How to clean your baby’s ears

Have you ever tried to clean the ears of your baby? Well if you did, you should not repeat. No need to clean the baby’s ears. The wax that is formed in the cavity of the ears of small serves to protect the external canal against foreign elements like dust, moisture and bacteria.

The ears of infants , especially infants, are very delicate. Can produce something of cerumen (wax), a yellowish goo, but that does not mean that the ear is dirty. All you can clean the outside of the ears, nothing else. Yet you must do so carefully, preferably during the bath, using a towel, damp cloth or swabs, always move out. Continue reading “How to clean your baby’s ears”

Home remedies for fever children

Usually parents are always scared when small temperature increases. The fever is not always a sign of infection. Is the body’s response to a possible infection, viral illness, or even the reaction of a vaccine or extra clothing bearing the child.

If you notice that your child has a fever , there is no reason to worry too much. It is best to go to the pediatrician, as only he can diagnose and determine what is causing the fever and how to treat the child. Continue reading “Home remedies for fever children”