Category: EMMA Series

Palm oil and First Aid…what is the connection?

 The child died!!!!!!! not from the bleach he drank but from the Palm oil…..

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7 Tips to help you breastfeed better

Proper care of your breasts and nipple could save you from unnecessary aches and pains. Read on to find out more…
 
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What to do about Sore Nipples and Thrush

What Can I do About Sore Nipples?   Change your nursing position often to find one that is the most comfortable. Try to relax and express some milk so that it is flowing when the baby latches on. Be sure to empty your breasts so that you do not become engorged. Bathe your breasts in […]

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Help! there is a hole in my baby’s head (Oka).

This is a very hot and trending topic among new mums in Nigeria. Popularly called ‘Oka’ in the south-western part of Nigeria, this is one issue that makes lots of mothers run helter skelter..so we thought to share an in-depth look on this issue by a paediatrician.

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Water and Babies – Is there any big deal in giving your baby water????

Water is a great resource as we all know but is it a great idea to give water to a baby???? According to Dr Stephen R. Daniels, a pediatrician It’s generally not a good idea to give your baby water until he/she is about 6 months old. Until then, he’ll get all the hydration he […]

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What do I do if my child gets burnt?

No one plans for an accident, that is why they are called accidents.  What do you do if your child gets burnt?  With hot water, steam, fire etc. Photo credit: The Australian Parenting Website What sort of burns require a visit to the hospital? It is important to know that there are several types of […]

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When baby is constipated……

It’s heartbreaking when your baby is constipated.

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Sleeping Positions in Pregnancy

 Photo source: Google Q: What is the best position to sleep on during Pregnancy? A:  Pregnancy is a heavy burden, but it is a beautiful burden! If you have a habit of enjoying your sleep in all positions, sorry, I will disappoint you. Pregnancy imposes a burden on your comfort while sleeping, and in order […]

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10 Ways to Keep your Kids Safe at School

It’s that time again when children return to school.  We know safety is paramount on the mind of every parent as kids go back to school. Here are some safety tips from momtastic.com to incorporate into your ‘Back to School’ regime: 1. Be sure your child knows you and your spouses’ contact information. The child […]

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#EMMAseries: An Indepth Series on Caesarean Sections by Dr Uche Iwuh (PART 1)

Q : Some women believe undergoing a Caesarean section is a sign of weakness; like it makes them less of a woman. Others view it as some taboo and pray it away. As a man and also an ob-gyn, how do you view it? A: Firstly, a caesarean section is an operation (surgery) to deliver […]

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