2- Breastfeeding your new baby ...Breast milk provides all the nutrients that babies need for the first six months of their life and guards against many illnesses and allergies. Also, breastfeeding can help build a special closeness with your baby. Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. ||Don’t forget to put labels with date and time on your expressed milk bottles to check expiry dates ||As a new baby mother who has to breast feed you should make sure that you drink lots of water ... Make a habit out of drinking a glass of water every time you feed your baby. This will ensure that you are getting your water, and help your body produce enough milk. ||Trim your baby’s nails weekly after a bath when the nails are softened ||Try to develop passions outside of work. Don't define yourself by your job, and have the courage to be imperfect. ||By rising the temperature, the body can stop a virus's ability to grow. That's why we get fevers ||Design a kid corner and fill it with things safe for your toddler like Tupperware, toys, empty boxes, etc. ||You'll develop a unique parenting style that is right for your family and may be quite different from your neighbors and friends. ||Whenever possible, don't get involved in your kids' clash. Step in only if there's a danger of physical harm. ||Expressing milk should be painless. If it hurts, stop. ||
The important role of breakfast for children’s health, mood and behaviour


Why eat breakfast?

 

Breakfast makes a big difference to a child’s diet, as a good breakfast can supply up to 1/4 of a child’s daily nutrient needs, it also improves the total daily nutrient intake. A simple breakfast of cereal, milk and fruit often provides the greatest amounts of calcium, B6, riboflavin, folate and iron.

 

Recent Studies on a group of students to evaluate the impact of having breakfast on their school performance revealed that having breakfast regularly for 1 week improved memory, alertness and mood among all students especially males. Other studies showed that eating breakfast is associated with improved memory skills, better test gradesandgreater school attendancerates. Additionally, children who don't eat breakfast may feel tired and hungry, and find it difficult to concentrate and learn.

 

Breakfast Improves Ability to Concentrate: Children who eat breakfast have shown greater improvements in standardized test scores and increased ability to concentrate in class; they also are more alert and creative.

 

Breakfast Improves Ability to Control Weight:children who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight as Skipping meals sets up extreme hunger patterns later in the day, resulting in excess calorie intake.

 

Children who eat breakfast have healthier lifestyle behaviors.

 

Children and adults who eat breakfast tend to make healthy food choices throughout the day and are more physically active than those who skip breakfast.

 

Another important reason to eat breakfast is that healthful habits learned early in life could stave off many adulthood health problems associated with poor diet, such as diabetes and obesity.

 

What exactly constitutes a "balanced breakfast"?

 
  • Whole grains for energy and fiber; (cereals, whole grain toast)
 
  • Fruit for fibers and for vitamin power
 
  • Protein for lasting energy. (Dairy products, egg, Beans)
 

NB: Healthy habits start early our kids look up to us. If mom and dad don’t have to eat breakfast—why should they? By eating breakfast everyday, we are teaching our children that it is important to eat breakfast. Establishing this habit early ensures that they will have healthy eating habits when they grow up.


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