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Breast Milk Boosts Children’s Immunity

Breast Milk Boosts Children’s Immunity

As this week is officially World Breastfeeding Week, an annual event, endorsed by WHO and UNICEF, this article highlights some of the benefits of breastfeeding. Breast milk has been found to contain more than 700 species of beneficial bacteria. Spanish scientists have used a technique based on DNA sequencing to identify a set of bacteria in breast milk called...

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Can Grape Seed Extract Protect Against Norovirus?

A recent study has found that grape seed extract can reduce the severity and potentially provide as good a protection as Norovirus vaccines, which are being lined up as part of a mass vaccination programme to prevent this illness in babies. Scientists from Ghent University in Belgium have discovered that grape seed extract may be a genuine alternative to the...

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Is iodine essential during pregnancy?

Is iodine essential during pregnancy?

Pregnant women need to ensure that they eat foods that contain iodine, but is iodine essential during pregnancy? Researchers have discovered that a lack of this mineral can result in children having lower IQ and reading ability. A study of more than 1,000 pregnant women found that two thirds were found to be deficient in iodine. The results found that the lower the...

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Homeopathy for Childrens Sleep Problems

Homeopathy for Childrens Sleep Problems

Most young children (newborns through to toddlers) will unfortunately suffer with sleep problems at some part of their lives. Babies,under 6 months, will generally wake up during the night due to hunger, so feeding patterns may need to be looked at. Persistent sleep problems will have an impact on parents and the child. Your child may also be suffering with colic or...

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Homeopathic Remedies for Baby Constipation

Constipation is a condition that affects almost all babies and infants at some time. The exact definition of constipation varies from a couple of days to one week without passing a stool.  A more accurate definition is an irregular and painful passing of stools. There are many reasons why constipation affects babies and infants. These vary from a developing...

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Homeopathic remedies for after child vaccinations

Vaccination is a very controversial and difficult decision that many parents face. There is a lot of conflicting information regarding the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines. One of the main issues regarding childhood vaccines is the amount of vaccines that babies are exposed to, even before their immune systems are fully developed. On average a baby will...

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Homeopathic remedies for a baby with a cold

Colds and blocked noses are a common condition that affect nearly all babies. Conventional remedies cannot generally be given to very young children. Menthol and eucalyptus based products should not be used in children under the age of three months. Paracetamol based products should not be used for baby snuffles or colds, as these products are not cold remedies....

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Homeopathic remedies for glue ear

Glue ear is a condition that is very common in young children and infants. Approximately four in five children will have had the condition by the age of 5. The medical term for glue ear is otitis media with effusion. This condition is generally caused by repeated middle ear infections resulting in an accumulation of sticky fluid behind the ear drum. There are a...

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Probiotics Reduce Risk of Eczema in Children

The BMJ (British Medical Journal), 23rd July 2010, has reported that a study conducted on pregnant women who drank milk containing “friendly bacteria” during pregnancy and during breastfeeding reduced the risk of their the developement of eczema in children. The study also found that these probiotics can reduce the severity of the eczema symptoms. Probiotics such as...

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Homeopathic remedies for chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral disease that is spread by droplets from the nose or mouth of an infected child. It can also be contracted from an adult with shingles. The symptoms usually start with a moderate fever, tiredness, runny nose and lead to the itchy rash. These symptoms are normally very mild in children, but can be more severe in adults. Read on...

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Natural Remedies to Support a Child’s Immune System

Natural remedies can play a vital role in maintaining and boosting a child’s immune system. Nursery and school are full of bugs that usually get passed around the class. Natural remedies such as vitamins and homeopathy can help to strengthen your child’s natural defences to these bugs. Homeopathy is a therapy that works to support and strengthen the...

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Homeopathic cradle cap treatments

Cradle cap is a form of eczema that affects the scalp. It looks like a bad case of dandruff. The patches are yellowish, scaly and greasy in appearance. It is a very condition that usually starts in babies during the first three months. Cradle cap can last for a few weeks to a few months. Read on for our suggestions of homeopathic cradle cap treatments. The condition...

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