Almond milk and its side effects

Almond milk is a healthy alternative and nutritious soy milk or cow’s milk. Almond milk is dairy free, cholesterol free and contains high levels of protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Praise from almond milk are endless, however there are some dangers to the carton, including high amounts of sugar and the condition of a goitrogenic food.
Almond milk

Thyroid
Almonds are a goitrogenic food, meaning they contain chemicals that can damage the thyroid . The goitrogenic foods such as soybeans, cabbage, kale, flax, broccoli and almonds, cause the thyroid to expand, and when consumed in high level, causes the formation of goiters because one of the prevalent chemicals found in goitrogens block iodine intake. While goitrogens may be harmful when they are consumed in large quantities, are at the same time safe and beneficial for the human immune system. However, for those with low thyroid function, restriction of consuming large amounts of goitrogens is critical. Almond milk contains levels of goitrogenic toxins produced from almonds and should be avoided by people at risk of low thyroid function. For people who have a healthy function of the thyroid , consuming a moderate amount of almond milk every day will have no negative effect on the thyroid

Baby
As the trend to replace cow’s milk with milk soy in your baby’s bottle, replacement with almond milk is equally dangerous. Almond milk is not an adequate source of nutrition for a baby and while breast milk or formula is replaced by almond milk, the baby will likely develop malnutrition and health complications for life . Even the occasional feeding of almond milk (altering breast milk or formula) is dangerous and not recommended. Studies of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition have demonstrated autoimmune thyroid disease in babies who take almond milk. The concentration of chemicals goitrogenic in relation to the body of a baby is much greater than when consumed by an adult. Therefore, even in moderation, foods such as goiters almond milk should be avoided during childhood.
Sweetness
One of the most obvious disadvantages of almond milk is the high percentage of sugar contained compared to cow’s milk. Almond milk contains natural sugar , but is added by most manufacturers during processing to improve taste. Most commercial almond milks contain about 20 grams of sugar per serving. Fortunately, there are now brands unsweetened almond milk on the market that contain as little as 1 gram of carbohydrate per serving.

Difference between baby teeth and permanent teeth

Dentition, loss of teeth, the Tooth Fairy and permanent teeth are common terms for any parent with a child under 13 years. There are many differences between these two types of teeth, but both baby teeth and permanent are prone to decay if not maintained properly. If you are not sure if a tooth is milk or permanent visit to a dentist to assist you at some point.
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Timeframe
According to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, the teeth of milk, also known as primary teeth start to come through the gums of infants between 4 and 12 months of age . The teeth of the lower side to the center, called central incisors usually are the first to emerge, eight months on average. The rearmost molars of the lower side are usually the last to leave and may be up to 26 months . Children usually begin to lose their baby teeth at age six, and the last baby tooth falls normally at age 12. Children usually have 28 permanent the age of 13 teeth and then four wisdom teeth , which are behind the molars and usually go out to 21 years. Continue reading “Difference between baby teeth and permanent teeth”

Training of specialists in early intervention

The specialists in Early Intervention (EI, for its acronym in English) working with infants and toddlers with disabilities, delays or who are considered at risk, and their families. Usually the specialists working in IE with a team of professionals who provide specialized services to children, such as speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, doctors, and also possibly with assertive technology professionals. The specialists in IE coordinate the delivery of services for the child and family, and monitor the overall intervention program. They are usually the main point of contact and liaison with the family, helping parents with problems, questions and establishing a plan for the development of the child .

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Function
The specialists in early intervention work in a variety of environments and in different types of programs. They can be used in public schools in early education programs to monitor special services for younger students. The specialists in IE often work in agencies such as Easter Seals and United Cerebral Palsy, sometimes making home visits with families or watching the child at a local center. Continue reading “Training of specialists in early intervention”

Why you should wait 12 months to give a baby homogenized milk

The pediatrician recommended to wait at least 12 months before giving cow’s milk to your baby, but why? The website Baby Center says there are several reasons to expect. The most important reason to wait is that the baby can not digest the protein in cow’s milk. Another reason is that it contains a lot of potassium, sodium and chloride, which is very strong for your baby’s kidneys.

Complications

If you give cow’s milk to your baby before its first birthday , you risk having allergies or worse, severe anemia, according to the magazine “Today’s Parent”. Give your baby cow’s milk can cause small amounts of blood in the gastrointestinal tract. This blood loss can cause iron deficiency anemia generating. By the time that the baby is 9 months old, cow milk and causes no bleeding. Just to be safe, however, most doctors recommend waiting 12 months before giving cow’s milk to a child.

Benefits of cow's milk

Feeding your baby

The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California, recommends feeding your baby only breast milk or formula for the first four months of life, breast milk or formula combined with solid foods during the first year of life. According to Lucile Packard, rice cereal should be introduced prmero, then the vegetables, fruits and finally meat. A baby can start drinking juice at 6 months, you have enough to drink a cup age. Continue reading “Why you should wait 12 months to give a baby homogenized milk”

Massage therapy for infants of depressed mothers and child behavioral development

Most adults know that massage therapy can help reduce stress and increase relaxation. For infants, massage therapy stimulates the development behavior by providing optimal stimulation of the senses in the context of a loving relationship. A mother is distant, sad and irritable can not adequately nourish her ​​baby and may not be able to experience some of the intense joys of motherhood. Massage therapy offers hope for the infant, the depressed mother and her link.

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Background
According to pediatrician William Sears of Southern California, one of the most essential components for healthy child development is the formation of a strong emotional bond between the infant and the primary caregiver. Linking influences the way a baby experiences the world and promotes learning. Bonding occurs when a healthy, beautiful communication cycle develops: the more sensitive is the primary caregiver to the baby’s needs and satisfy, the more likely the baby communicate those needs. In addition, according to an information sheet of Cooperative Extension of the University of Maine, such interactions actually shape the child brain development. The more they are communicated and met the needs of the baby, the more optimal neural connections are created in the brain. In such a predictable, safe and loving environment, a baby learns to explore and trust. Continue reading “Massage therapy for infants of depressed mothers and child behavioral development”

Does eating too much sugar can affect your breast milk?

It is well established that breastfeeding is the superior method of feeding an infant. Companies that manufacture infant formula have tried to mimic the composition of human breast milk, but there is no substitute. The American Dietetic Association recommends that mothers breastfeed exclusively for six months and complementary feeding for 12 months. One of the greatest benefits of breast milk is that it is designed to meet perfectly the needs of a child, regardless of the mother’s diet.

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Composition of breast milk
Each milliliter of milk provides about 0.65 calories, although this varies as the fat content in the milk changes. Fifty percent of total calories derived from milk fat. The fat content is lowest at the start of feeding and gradually increases as the continuous feeding. The protein content is generally lower than that of commercial infant formula. Most of the carbohydrates are lactose milk, commonly known as “milk sugar.” The vitamins and minerals in highly bioavailable forms and immunoglobulins are other important components of human milk. Continue reading “Does eating too much sugar can affect your breast milk?”

The child asthma

Asthma is extremely common in children, especially in infants. Early diagnosis allows to avoid a worsening of the disease and persistence of symptoms. Weapons: an appropriate treatment and a few adjustments enabling him to live a normal life.

In a decade, the incidence of asthma has doubled in most industrialized countries. Children are the first victims of this upsurge, since it is accepted that in half of the cases, the disease starts before the age of five years. This is the most common chronic diseases of childhood asthma.

 The child asthm

One in ten children is concerned
Asthme enfantIn addition, it is likely that a large number of mild forms remain unknown. A study in Parisian schools in 1994, indicated that 6.1% of students in grades 3 had a known asthma and that 10.9% regularly had respiratory symptoms for at least one year, although the diagnosis of asthma has ever made. In addition, the measurement of peak expiratory flow rate (reflecting characteristic of asthma, bronchial obstruction) revealed abnormally low results for 13.4% of children. Continue reading “The child asthma”

Asthma: contributing factors

Affecting 300 million people, asthma is the most common chronic disease in the world. But its origin remains partly mysterious. It is estimated today that this disease does not have a single cause but stems from several factors.

Genetic predisposition, allergies, respiratory infections, passive smoking… Discover the factors favouring the appearance of asthma.

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Genetic predisposition
Asthme facteurs favorisantsAsthma is related to hereditary factors, as sometimes evidenced by a large number of people within the same family. Studies on twins and sick families stressed a significant genetic influence in its development. Have a double asthmatic parent indeed the risk to suffer also. But it is impossible to say it is a hereditary disease, because there is no single gene responsible. In the context of this heterogeneous disease, the contribution of a single gene appears even minimal. Continue reading “Asthma: contributing factors”

Support for Parkinson’s disease

Despite the latest medical advances, there is not today’s cure for Parkinson’s disease. But the support allows to correct the symptoms. The point with the Parkinson association.

Currently there is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease but since 1960, new treatments or discoveries occur. Drugs allow a resumption of activities in 80% of cases. For Pr Pierre Cesaro, neurologist, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Association France Parkinson, “new treatments allow to improve the quality of life of patients and extend their life expectancy of ten years from the 1970s. Among them, the brain stimulation reproduced stably the best effect of medical treatment“.

Parkinson's Disease Programme

Drug treatments
Fifty years after the discoveries of Arvid Carlsson (Nobel Prize 2000) on dopamine, which gave birth to the treatment for Parkinson’s disease, researchers are still working to better treat the symptoms failing to cure the disease. It is indeed known still not stop to date, or even slow down the process of destruction of neurons that produce dopamine.
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50 years of childbirth without pain

Created initially for the Steelworkers, the maternity ward of the Bluets in Paris has become the reference for painless childbirth. But since the 1950s, the preparation at birth has deeply changed. For Dr. Evelyne Petroff and Danielle Sfoggia today the accompaniment should be customized and fostering dialogue. They respond to issues of Doctissimo.

Doctissimo: Bluets surrogacy was pioneer in childbirth without pain. What developments experienced by this method?

Dr. Petroff and Sfoggia: Childbirth without pain has been developed by Dr. Fernand Lamaze and his team, after attending a birth in the former USSR. This method is based on two pillars. The first is pedagogical: it comes to learn the mother-to-be how birth, just as it would teach him to swim. Be given particular notions of anatomy. In the 1950s, pedagogy through lectures, and metallurgical workers ‘returning on the benches of the school”. The other pillar of the program is a physical component. It was based on the work of Pavlov at the time: it was of “deconditioning” women to suffer during childbirth. This happening by associate contraction with breathing to oxygenate baby, rather than associate it with pain.

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This method was very controversial. In the 1970s, M. Leboyer added the concept of softness of the baby home. Light, gestures… the Leboyer method advocates a birth without violence. Then there was the arrival of the epidural in the 1980s, heavily dosed at the time. Women felt more nothing. They were passive, while Lamaze approach was intended to make them active. Need to find a balance between pain reduction and the involvement in its delivery.

Doctissimo: Precisely, how do you manage to find this balance?
Dr. Petroff and Sfoggia: Our goal is not to control the pain at all costs but to accompany women in what they wish to: singing, breathing, epidural dosed mini… We have women who opt for a method, and then change their mind along the way. Our support for the mother-to-be is refined. We are not aiming a kind “of ideal childbirth”, but what is best for each. But we keep the two pillars of the Lamaze, teaching method and physical approach. We give ourselves the means to propose more human accompaniments, favouring dialogue and Exchange. Thus, the educational part is done by classes diversified, with not more than 10 persons, from the 4e month of pregnancy. Because every woman is unique, and each baby is unique.

Doctissimo: But how do you manage to propose a personalised welcome, while most maternity wards are experiencing a real crisis?

Dr. Petroff and Sfoggia: First, it is true that we do not problem pregnancies. This allows us to concentrate on coaching. In addition, we work in network. Many doctors general practitioners and gynaecologists are related to our maternity to extend the monitoring. We regularly offer training.

Doctissimo: What is the profile of women who give birth at you and what methods of painless childbirth are preferred?
Dr. Petroff and Sfoggia: We give birth to 1,750 babies each year. But we do not have detailed data on the most methods. Because as I told you, many women change along the way. But in General, 70 to 80% of women are opting for a preparation for childbirth. Those who do not follow have often already practiced a technique they know. Or there may be other cultures, which will have specific approaches. With regard to the profile of expectant mothers, we welcome women of all backgrounds, of all socio-professional categories.

Doctissimo: Within your maternity, the father there a privileged position?
Dr. Petroff and Sfoggia: The father was always present during childbirth. But it is true that in the mid-1970s, there was a very militant movement so he attended the birth, cut the cord… Today, there is a return to more reason. Father occurs depending on what it is willing to do, there is no obligation. But there is a genuine work of the team, to make fathers feel welcomed as part of the adventure. They are welcome everywhere: in consultation, ultrasound, in preparation (“words of men” interview them is devoted), childbirth (even during caesarean sections) and in puerperium throughout the day.

Doctissimo: Under your auspices, a birth House will soon see the light of day?
Dr. Petroff and Sfoggia: This House of birth is expected in 2006. Attention, it is not an extension of motherhood the Bluets, but an autonomous structure, which will occur the liberal midwives. It will be attached to our maternity. The goal is to offer women a yet more custom tracking, and delivery “at home”. Because it is now almost impossible to give birth at home.