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Heart health for kids

The British Heart Foundation estimates that at least a third of the UK’s population aged 11 to 15 years is overweight or obese.

The implications are alarming, to say the least. Based on other studies along the same lines, about 80% of that group will be obese by the time they reach adulthood, and subject to all the health problems related to that condition, including heart disease.

There

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UK shops rationing powdered milk sales

UK shops are starting to see a need to ration sales of powdered baby milk in recent weeks, all because of an apparent surge in demand from China for baby milk made abroad. Danone is the manufacturer of Cow, Gate and Aptamil powder products and they said that retailers were now placing a limit of two per client in order to prevent individuals from buying baby

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Breast or bottle, the debate rumbles on

It is a common fact that breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for a new child. Headlines every day proclaim that breast feeding helps reduce the infant mortality rate; helps decrease the risk of ovarian cancer, and can even help the mother burn calories.

However, despite the fact that pop culture supports breastfeeding right now there are some advocates that speak against the benefits of breastfeeding and one

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Probiotics proven to reduce the chances of allergies in pregnant women and new babies

New research has shown probiotic supplements administered to new babies and pregnant mothers could reduce the likelihood of allergies developing. The UK ranks poorly for allergic reactions with over 20 million adults being afflicted with at least one kind of allergy.

The study, conducted by Welsh scientists at Swansea University included over 400 mothers and children and showed cases of atopic eczema and allergic sensitisation reduced by

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Water and fish oil are great for improving a child’s concentration

There are various ways that you can help improve your child’s concentration, one of which is to ensure they have enough fish oil in their diet. Most of you will already be aware that Omega 3 fish oils are very good for our brains. Omega 3 contains a chemical called DHA, which is also found in the brain’s grey matter.

Enough of the oil ensures that the

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Healthcare in the womb is vital for the future

Even before a baby is born it is important to consider its nutritional needs. This is something that the mother will have to do while she is pregnant in order to reduce the amount of toxins that are exposed to the baby and make sure that they get all of the adequate nutrients that they require.

Scientific studies have shown that many conditions that we develop in

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Weaning your baby

It is generally accepted advice that you should not be feeding your baby solid food until they are at least six months old. Until they reach this age, the digestive system of the baby is simply not ready to handle solid food, and is only capable of digesting breastmilk. Breastmilk is very easy on the digestive system as it is not digestible in any way by

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Tips for successful breastfeeding

It is a big commitment and responsibility to breastfeed a baby as it is something that is cumbersome and time-consuming. If you are dedicated to breastfeeding your baby over the long term then it is important that you follow some basic tips to avoid the problems that some mothers have.

After a while of breastfeeding your baby, it is likely that the amount of milk you have

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Parents advised to leave weaning until the baby is at least 6 months old

The agency in the UK responsible for the promotion of good health has just issued advice that it is not a good idea to start weaning your baby until they are over six months old. The health advice says that most babies do not have the digestive system to deal with solid foods until they are at least six months old. Their kidneys at this stage

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More natural choice for mums with Little Nibbles

More natural choice for mums with Little Nibbles

HiPP Organic have once again proved why they are such experts in the field of baby nutrition by bringing out new products in their ever popular ‘Little Nibbles’ range of children’s snacks. As well as the new products that mums have to choose from, the packaging on the entire Little Nibbles range has been revamped and now has eye

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