Never pick up your infant by the hands or wrists as this can put stress on the elbows. Lifting under the armpits is the safest way ||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. ||Reflux is common in newborns. Most babies outgrow reflux between the time they are 1 and 2 years old ||Don’t forget to put labels with date and time on your expressed milk bottles to check expiry dates ||Ask your baby's doctor about vitamin D supplements for the baby, especially if you're breast-feeding ||For protecting young children during summer months, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside ||Infants raised on breast milk tend to score higher on tests of mental development than those on formula ||Design a kid corner and fill it with things safe for your toddler like Tupperware, toys, empty boxes, etc. ||There are parenting mistakes that are harmless. When in doubt, ask your pediatrician ||Try to keep other elements of your baby's routine as normal as possible during the strike. ||
Eating Disorders - Getting Help

 

Where can I get help?

If you think a young person may be developing an eating disorder, don’t be afraid to ask them if they are worried about themselves. Quite often young people with eating disorders are unable to acknowledge there may be a problem, and will not want you to interfere and may become angry or upset. Adequate nutrition, reducing excessive exercise, and stopping purging behaviors are the foundations of treatment. Specific forms of psychotherapy, or talk therapy, and medication are effective for many eating disorders. Treatment plans often are tailored to individual needs and may include one or more of the following: 

    • Individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy 
    • Medical care and monitoring 
    • Nutritional counseling 
    • Medications.

 

Is prevention possible?

These simple suggestions are useful to help young people to maintain a healthy weight and avoid eating disorders. 

    • Eat regular meals. Which usually means three main meals and three nutritious snacks in between such as fruit, yogurt or nuts. Too many sugary or high fat snacks should be avoided. 
    • Try to eat a ‘balanced’ diet. One that contains all the types of food your body needs including carbohydrate foods such as bread, rice, pasta or cereals with every meal. 
    • Don’t miss meals. Long gaps encourage overeating. 
    • Exercise regularly. 
    • Try not to be influenced by other people skipping meals or commenting on weight.

Source The Royal College for Psychiatrists factsheet about eating disorders in young people

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