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Does breast size affect milk production ?

No, when it comes to breastfeeding, breast size is irrelevant. The size of a woman’s breast is mostly determined by how much fatty tissue they contain.  This tissue doesnt have anything to do with milk production .

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Hormones triggered by childbirth as well as nursing stimulates the mammy glands in the breast to secrete milk and push it into the milk duct under the nipple and areola. The areola is the dark area around the nipple. When  the baby sucks, the milk flows into the mouth.

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June 20, 2018 | 7:05 30    By oohs N coos     Comments

Can long-term use of the pill affect fertility ?

No , there is no evidence that long term use of the pill can interfere with fertility . Some women experience a disruption in their menstrual cycle  for several months when they get off the pill. The condition is known as post pill amenorrhea. However there is usually a problem unrelated to the pill such as significant  underweight or being severely stressed.

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As a matter of fact  using the pill can protect you from diseases such as ovarian  and uterine cancers that can lead to infertility. Research has also proved that long  term use can lead to improvement in symptoms of  endometriosis which is a condition that can lead to abnormal menstrual bleeding and  infertility. It has also been shown that using the pill reduces the incidence of ectopic pregnancy where an egg is fertilized outside the uterus typically in one of the fallopian tubes. read more

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June 20, 2018 | 7:05 30    By oohs N coos     Comments

Infections in premature babies

Newborns are  prone to infections . However premature infants are  at increased risk because of their immature immune system. As a result , they are not adequately able to fight off bacteria, fungi , viruses and other organisms that cause infections.

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Some babies are born with infections  they got from their mom, while others  develop infections from the environment especially those who have vascular catheter .

Microorganism that live on the skin normally can cause an infection if they enter the body through catheters or tubes inserted into the baby’s body. These tubes and catheters are usually essential for the babies to receive the required medications and nutritions  and a painless way to draw blood for tests. read more

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June 20, 2018 | 7:05 30    By oohs N coos     Comments

Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in Children

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a type of behavioral disorder. It is usually  diagnosed in childhood . Children with this condition  are uncooperative, defiant  and hostile toward peers, parents, teachers and other authority figures.

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What causes ODD in children ?

The exact cause of this condition is unknown but 2 main theories exist.

  • Developmental therapy : This theory suggests that the problems starts when child is a toddler. Children and teen with this condition may have had trouble learning to become independent from a parent or other main person to whom they were emotionally attached. Their behavior may be normal developmental issues that are lasting beyond the toddler years.
  • Learning theory. This theory suggests that the negative symptoms of ODD are learned attitudes. That is they mirror the effects of negative reinforcement methods used by parents and others in power.The use of negative reinforcement increases the child’s ODD behaviors. This is  because these behaviors allow the child to get what he or she wants such as  attention and reaction from parents or others.

Which children are at risk ?

ODD is common in boys than girls. Children with the following mental disorder are more at risk and this includes :

  • Mood or anxiety disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

What are the symptoms of ODD in a child

Symptoms of ODD may also show up in children who do not have the conditions. This is especially true for children around the ages  of 2 or 3 or during their teen ages. Children usually disobey, or argue with parents and defy authority escpecilaly when they are upset, hungry or tired. However in children with ODD, this happens often. They may even interfere with learning and school adjustment  and in some cases disrupt the child’s relationship with others. read more

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June 20, 2018 | 7:05 30    By oohs N coos     Comments

Cesarean Anesthesia

Anesthesia during a cesarean

Various factors may influence the choice of anesthesia during a c-section. However the most common ones used are an epidural or spinal anesthesia. In these types, you will be numb from your nipple line down but will be awake during the birth of your baby.

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If your baby needs to be delivered quickly due to an emergency situation or if an epidural or anesthesia is not adequate, general anesthesia may be necessary .

If you already have an epidural  catheter in place and require  a c-section,  you will simply receive a stronger dose of local anesthesia through your catheter.  If you are scheduled for an elective cesarean delivery or a c-section becomes necessary before you have an epidural or spinal pain relief ,  four options are available.  These are : read more

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June 20, 2018 | 7:05 30    By oohs N coos     Comments

Choosing a sippy cup

Sippy cups are also know as transition cups. It is recommended by the American Academy of pediatrics that you switch your child over to a cup between one and two years of age. You can just transition to a regular cup but it will mean more accidents . However a sippy cup comes with a lid to minimize accidents. Most of the cups are usually made to withstand being tossed from the high chair, stroller or being turned upside down. They are also convenient to take anywhere because of the lid. You child can start using a sippy cup wen she can sit up and eat solids which is as early as 6 months.When you start using a sippy cup, use it for all liquids, including milk, right away, and then switch to an open cup (such as a 2-handled cup) as soon as your child can manage it, usually before age 2. read more

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