As you may know, breastfeeding has many benefits for both mum and baby; from easy digestion to building immunity and improving mother-baby bonding. Along with the positives come some negatives such as pain and frustration. Signs and symptoms a mother may experience include, nipple pain, tenderness, redness, bleeding and cracking.
Some commonly attributing factors include:
Inadequate sucking from the baby (an anterior rather than a posterior suck)
Improper breaking of the baby’s suck after their feed
Poorly fitting bra, and
Poor physical health.
Mothers may feel it is the way they breastfeed and feel disempowered when
Traditionally, we see doctors when we have some type of obvious ache or pain. Yet, waiting for obvious symptoms to appear before seeking help is becoming an increasing burden on our economy and our well-being. While it’s called “health” care, it’s actually sick care.
Chiropractors are leading the way with wellness care. And the preliminary research is supportive!
Researchers, Blanks, Schuster and Dobson published the results of a retrospective assessment of subluxation-based chiropractic care on self-related health, wellness and quality of life. After surveying 2,818 respondents in 156 clinics, a strong connection
Massage therapy a popular choice in complementary medicine. It has transcended into modern society as many now use it for a diverse range of health purposes.
Many recent studies have explored the effectiveness of therapeutic massage and what results it achieves, and millions more have used therapeutic massage to help other conditions.
Relieving Stress:Stress can be a harmful factor when it comes to the effects of such chronic diseases as cancer and diabetes. The use of massage therapy in some studies has shown that it may help lower your heart rate and
Are you pregnant? Maybe you’re currently feeling lethargic and unwell with all of those undesirable pregnancy symptoms? If any of that sounds like you, there is hope and it’s in the form of probiotics. Chances are you’ve heard of probiotics, and you may even have taken them before. What you may not know is that probiotics can be highly beneficial to you – and your baby – if you take them during your pregnancy and in the months following childbirth.
In a nutshell, probiotics help promote a strong immune system and
If you know a thing or two about probiotics, then you probably know that these “friendly” bacteria assist our bodies to digest properly and keep our gut and immune system healthy. But what you may not know is that probiotics may actually help women lose that unsightly belly fat that builds up during pregnancy.
If you’re a woman who wants to get rid of the post pregnancy belly fat, or you know one who wants to achieve this, then probiotics may help.
How do we know probiotics may help women say goodbye
There’s nothing worse than seeing your child fighting cold and flu, and with the days getting shorter and the temperature moving southwards, chances are you might be thinking of the cold and flu season. What can you do as a parent – if anything – to try and minimise the pain and discomfort of colds and flu for your child?
Just when you thought there’s probably very little you can do, the good news is that we’re not entirely powerless against winter and its tendency to facilitate colds and flus. Instead,
If you’re a parent of a toddler, chances are two words may have evoked a bit of fear and apprehension in you: toilet training! Sure, it can be frustrating and extremely hard work, but there are things you as a parent can do to ensure the transition from nappies and pull ups to the big toilet is made easier!
So here are the top three things you need to do as a parent to help your child toilet train:
Drink water regularly: Water is essential for our body’s health, and as you
These days, when it comes to parenting, we’re all too aware of this trend to wrap children in cotton wool, hoping to protect them from germs and illness. What many parents aren’t actually aware of though are the benefits associated with old-fashioned ways of doing things. Take barefoot kids for instance. Today, it’s rare to see children playing without shoes on.
But are kids at a disadvantage when they play with shoes on?
According to podiatrists, there are significant advantages in allowing your children to play and experience time without shoes on.
Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. More than 2 billion people suffer from iron-deficiency anaemia worldwide. It is an important part of many enzymatic reactions involved in energy production and metabolism. It is a co-factor in the production of some hormones and neurotransmitters such as thyroid hormones, serotonin, melatonin, dopamine, and noradrenalin. Iron is important for a number of immune responses including lymphocyte production and iron deficiency causes reduced immunity.
Signs & Symptoms of Iron Deficiency
Fatigue and shortness of breath on exertion are the most common symptoms
If you’ve ever experienced lower back pain, you’re not alone! According to a study called, “Low Back Pain in Australian Adults” published by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 2004, it was found that around 20% of adults in Australia suffers from low back pain at any one given time.
That’s a fair chunk of the adult population, and when you consider the important function the lower back has when it comes to supporting our weight, mobility and of course, organ and muscle protection, people need to familiarize themselves
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