childhood

By benim
In Children & Youth
Jan 14th, 2011
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Breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months is not necessarily best for a baby’s health, British researchers said Friday, calling into question advice given to new mothers. The team led by a paediatrician from University College London said babies fed only breast milk could suffer iron d...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Jan 13th, 2011
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New data shows that as the death toll in Nigeria is falling, the percentage of deaths that happen in the first month of life is increasing. Newborn deaths now make up 28% of all deaths under five years compared to 24% two years ago. Six out of 10 mothers give birth at home without access […]...
By benim
In Health
Dec 31st, 2010
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Prior to giving birth to our second son, my husband and I had a serious conversation about him being the gatekeeper for visitors at the hospital. I was inspired by how my sister initiated breastfeeding right away after delivery, and wanted to do the same with our son.  My husband’s job was to determi...
By benim
In Lifestyle
Dec 22nd, 2010
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Ever been in a situation like this? Your in-laws are planning a birthday dinner for 7:30 and you request an earlier mealtime because your toddler, who has just stopped napping, sometimes falls asleep in his mashed potatoes at 5:45. Someone says, “Oh, relax! He’ll be fine.” Perhaps, but you know if th...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Dec 20th, 2010
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Breastfeeding may help children achieve higher scores at schools, particularly boys, research has shown. Photo: CORBIS Researchers found that children who were predominantly breastfed for six months did better in mathematics, reading, writing and spelling. The effect was strongest in boys. It is thou...
By benim
In Abuse
Dec 6th, 2010
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Dhaki is from the southern region of Ethiopia. At age 13, instead of going to school, Dhaki was marrried and tended cattle for her family. Her husband, 11 years older than she, regularly forced himself on her. Her nightly cries were ignored by her neighbors, and she was shunned by her community for n...
By benim
In Health
Nov 16th, 2010
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More black women are choosing to reap the benefits of nursing. World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7, and more hospitals are reaching out to new mothers to boost breastfeeding and their babies’ health. Second in a series on maternal black health. “Before I nursed my son and daughter, none of the women...