Tips for breastfeeding your newborn baby.

New moms have a long directory of queries about breastfeeding the newborn. It is a completely new thing for a new mommy, as it unfolds after birth. There are a lot of things that the new moms need to understand and keep in mind regarding breastfeeding. A lot of things get changed with a mother after the birth of the newborn. The feeling of becoming a new mom might be exciting, thrilling, terrifically overwhelming, and a rollercoaster of all emotions. With all these emotions come a lot of queries, one of which is regarding breastfeeding. In this blog, we will be discussing a few of the tips for breastfeeding the newborn. So, without further ado, let us have a look.

• Latch early and often

• Get Skin-to-skin

• Practice a good latch

• Keep your newborn in your room

• On days 1 to 3 nurse frequently

• Keep an eye on baby’s weight loss

• On days 5 to 7 learn baby’s hunger cues

• Get help if needed or can also consult child specialist

Breastfeeding offers numerous benefits to both the mother and the baby. Problems may arise in certain cases, which can be dealt with easily by consulting the professionals.

Mayom, the best delivery hospital in gurgaon has got relevant solutions for all the problems regarding breastfeeding. Mayom Mother and Child care Medela’s range of breast pumps covers all the potential needs of breastfeeding mums: from initiating breastfeeding for a prematurely born baby with the highest-standard, hospital-grade breast pump Symphony, to expressing milk to cover the odd night out with the high-performance manual pump Harmony, to exclusive breast milk pumping with our top individual-use double side pump Freestyle. Most pumps feature 2-Phase Expression technology, which mimics babies’ natural sucking rhythms, allowing mums to express more breast milk in less time.

Mayom Hospital has Medela pumps with disposable breast cups to collect mother’s milk and feed the infant even in Nicu or Nursery. Also ‘ Milk Bank ‘ is under planning. For more details or any assistance, visit Mayom Hospital.

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Facts about hearing loss and Myringotomy

Basically, Myringotomy is a surgical procedure. In this procedure, a small opening is made into the tympanic membrane or eardrum to drain fluid from the middle ear. As per specialist of Pediatric ENT in Gurgaon, Nose, and Throat Specialist (ENT), this procedure is recommended to drain the fluid and restore hearing loss that may happen due to fluid accumulation in the middle ear. Myringotomy is regarded to be one of the most common types of ear surgery for children.

When a person suffers from an ear infection, the fluid tends to build up in the middle ear. In this surgery, an ENT specialist also put in a tube, in order to avoid the fluid to accumulate again. These tubes also help to drain the fluid buildup, and also reduce the possibility of ear infection in the near future. The most benefited from this surgery are the children, who develop multiple ear infections. Let us have a look at some of the most compelling benefits that Myringotomy caters to:

ü  Normal speech development

ü  Allowing enough time for the Eustachian tube to mature

ü  Hearing restoration

ü  Reduces further ear infections risk

ü  Risk of developing antibiotic resistance is also decreased

The Procedure

The ear infections cause inflammation, ultimately encouraging pus and mucus to accumulate. During Myringotomy tiny tubes are inserted into the Eustachian tubes, in order to drain out the fluid. When the ear tubes are implanted, these tubes carry air behind the tympanic membrane or eardrum. The air flow helps the fluid to flow out or dry it up. Once the fluid is drained out or dried completely, the pain which was there due to the ear infection subsides and hearing is restored in the majority of cases.

This was all about hearing loss and Myringotomy, for further details you can reach out to ENT specialist Dr. Manish Prakash at General hospital Gurgaon Haryana.

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How important is your child’s mental health

How important is your child’s mental health?

Parents are always concerned about the physical health, diet, and academics of the children, but they often neglect the importance of their kids’ mental health. It should be noted that a kid’s mental health affects the entire functioning of the body. The brain controls the activities performed by a human being, and if a kid is mentally ill, then he/she will be unable to perform well in any kind of activity, be it academics, sports, or any other thing. According to the doctors from the best hospital in Gurugram, around 10% of the total children suffer from some or the other form of mental illness. A child can suffer various mental issues such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Schizophrenia

As a parent, it becomes their duty to keep a check on their kid’s mental health and also identify and understand the warning signs. It is quite important to identify and be aware of the mental position of a kid, in order to handle the mental health-related challenges. The warning signs of mental illness in children may include:

  • Mood swings
  • Intense feelings
  • Behavior changes
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Physical health issues
  • Physical harm or self-injury
  • Substance abuse

The doctors of Mayom Hospital say that a child’s mental health should not be ignored by the parents, as it is of much importance for a hale and hearty kid. Thus, it becomes the need of the hour to strongly advocate the preventive along with the curative aspects of a child’s mental health. Consulting a professional in such cases is quite important, as compromising with the mental health of a kid can be harmful in certain situations. It is quite important for a kid to be mentally healthy for proper growth and development and facing the daily challenges of life.

 

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Useful Effective Tips for Quitting Smoking

Useful Effective Tips for Quitting Smoking

None of us are unaware of the health risks and potential perils of smoking, but still, a large number of people are in a habit to smoke on a daily basis. The health risks are applicable to everyone regardless you are an occasional teen smoker or a lifetime pack-a-day smoker. If you have finally reached on a point of time, when you want to quit this unacceptable habit, then Mayom Hospital will appreciate and assist you in this journey. Kick the habit of smoking with the help of below-scribbled tips.

  • Debunk the myth: smoking relieves stress

There is a huge myth associated with smoking that it relieves stress, but according to the doctors from the best hospital in Gurugram, nicotine that is present in cigarette possess a tendency to increase a person ’s predisposition to anxiety and restlessness, regardless of the temporary sense of relief and calm that it offers. Thus, the very first thing that you need to do is to debunk the myth that smoking relieves stress and begin the journey of quitting smoking.

 

  • Eliminate triggers

For being successful in quitting smoking, it is quite important to eliminate triggers. By thoroughly cleaning your house and car and removing all the things that are related to smoking and the things that can act as triggers, one would be less tempted towards smoking. If you are sharing a room with someone who smokes, ask him to avoid smoking in front of you.

 

  • Take help from professionals

Hesitating from seeking help from professionals won’t work. Thus, it is recommended to openly seek the help of a professional and take proper guidance to quit smoking. Professionals can help in dealing with the withdrawal symptoms or guiding in reducing craving or creating aversion. Thus, it is often recommended to consult any professional and kick this habit of smoking.

 

  • Last but not least, quitting smoking is not impossible

It should be noted that quitting smoking is not impossible. It may seem a challenge to many, but there are numerous people who have overcome and quitted this addiction and are living a normal life. The health hazards of smoking are known to all. Once a person is determined with the thought of quitting smoking, no one can stop him or her from it. With the help of proper guidance and strong determination quitting smoking can surely be a success.

Thus, if you are also planning to quit smoking, then don’t forget to follow the above-mentioned tips. Be focused and determined and you will surely get rid of the smoking habit.

 

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How To Take Care Of Your Newborn Baby In Winters?

Sweating summers have gone and moist monsoons have bid adieu, it is now time to welcome freezing winters. A new mother might be thinking of a picture-perfect scene, where a baby is being snuggled up in a blanket, and the mother cradling the child in one hand and holding a bowl of soup in another. If the little one falls sick, this dreamy picture perfect scene will be shattered within seconds. Winters come with a new responsibility for a new mommy to take proper care of the little one. The best hospital in Gurugram brings a few of the essential tips to take care of a newborn baby in winters.

  • Keep the baby’s room warm

Winters are harsh and come with numerous diseases, which the newly born babies can catch very easily. Thus, it is recommended to keep the baby’s room warm and also leave some space for ventilation.

 

  • Vaccination

Another tip for parents is to maintain the vaccination schedule. Skipping the vaccination schedule can affect the baby’s health in this freezing season. Winter is the time when the newborn babies tend to fall sick and also their immunity levels are reduced. Thus, vaccinations are very much necessary for the little ones during this season.

 

  • Be hygienic

It is not only important to maintain the kid’s hygiene, but also to maintain one’s own hygiene. Make sure that you wash your hands before touching the newborn, as this is the season of flu and cold. Thus, in order to avoid transferring of germs to the little ones, make sure you and also the other visitors follow this rule.

Not only the above-mentioned tips, but there are a lot more tips that the parents should follow during winters including:

  • Make the newborn wear warm and comfortable clothes
  • Use a Mild Moisturizer
  • Don’t use Heavy Blankets
  • Don’t use a Lot of Cosmetic Products
  • Make use of a humidifier
  • Massage your Baby Well with Natural oil
  • Don’t stop Breastfeeding

Undoubtedly, winter is the time of fun and family, but also it brings in numerous diseases. Thus, follow the above-listed tips and also stay in touch with your doctor and take your newborn baby for regular check-ups. Maintain a warm and hygienic atmosphere at your home for your newborn baby and enjoy the very first winter with your baby in all its glory. You can also visit Mayom Hospital in Gurugram for suggestion.

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Fruits Guide During Pregnancy

As we all know pregnancy is a big challenging time for a women. During pregnancy the body of a women goes through a lot of changes in terms of both emotional & physical.
A women goes through morning sickness, midnight hunger pangs & mood swings and much more. Hence a lot of patience & energy is required to look after a the mother.
While fruits are known as the best nutrient provider but some fruits should be avoided during pregnancy.

1. Pineapple
It comprises a rich amount of bromelain that may cause the softening of the cervix that may induce early labour.

2. Grapes
Grapes have heat producing properties, which can affect both the mother and the baby.

3. Papaya
Papaya is one of the most common fruits that are forbidden in this list. Papaya is said to promote early labour and in worst case scenario, miscarriages.

Fruits That You Should Eat During Pregnancy

  • Strawberries
  • Guava
  • Cherries
  • Pear
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Watermelon
  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Avocado
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Monsoon Health Tips by Mayom Hospital

Monsoon is finally here in Delhi NCR and with monsoon comes cough, cold, infection etc. Today we bring you some of the health tips which when applied to your lifestyle could help to avoid monsoon health problems.

Monsoon health tips: 

  • Avoid eating street food. During rainy season the water & raw vegetables are not hygienic and street food consumption can cause infection or fever.
  • Whenever you are going outside, apply mosquito/insect repellent cream or spray and when you are inside your house, do switch on mosquito repellent in all rooms.
  • Try to avoid walking through rainy water. It can lead to numerous fungal diseases of the feet and heels.
  • Maintain a habit of keeping umbrella, rain coat etc when you are going out.
  • Take moderately hot food and drinks in this monsoon.
  • Don’t allow your child to play in the rain and rainy water.
  • Dry your feet when they get wet. Avoid colds and coughs by keeping your body moderately hot and dry.
  • Don’t go in air conditioned rooms with wet hair and damp apparels. It encourages the development of fungus and can be especially hurtful.

Diet during monsoon: 

  • Consume lots of fruits during monsoon to restore your body energy.
  • Consume fruits like pears, mangoes, apples and pomegranate.
  • Avoid too much watery food like lassi, juices etc and consume more dry fruits as more watery food can result in swelling in body.

Other tips: 

  • Drink only filtered water. It is better to drink boiled water as it kills all the germs & bacteria.
  • If you are high blood pressure patient, avoid salt or consume very less salt in your meals.
  • Have a dish of bitter vegetables in your meals such as neem which will help you to fight skin problems which is common during monsoons.
  • Avoid milk during monsoon. Instead opt for yogurt, curd, sweet etc. If you want to drink milk, boil it at 100 degrees Celsius & then drink it.

Book an appointment today & meet the best team of doctors in Gurgaon: https://www.practo.com/gurgaon/hospital/mayom-hospital-south-city-i-2 

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Common Monsoon Diseases You Should Know

Monsoon brings a lot of diseases and we are very known to this season of flu & diseases. Following ‘Prevention is better than cure’ let us see know some of the common monsoon diseases. In our next article you will get to know monsoon health tips written by our expert team of doctors.

1. Dengue
Symptoms of dengue are high fever, low platelet count, rashes and many more. Using mosquito repellents and insect repellent plants like citronella is a good idea to prevent this mosquito from entering your work station or home. Wearing clothes that cover your entire body will also be useful.

2. Chikungunya
It is caused by mosquitoes born in stagnated water found in air conditioners, coolers, plants, utensils, water pipes.

3. Malaria
Malaria is caused by female anopheles mosquito, which breed in waterlogged areas.

4. Diarrhoea
This widespread bowel disease is caused due to the consumption of unhygienic foods and water.

5. Typhoid:
A water borne disease, typhoid is commonly caused due to poor sanitation.

If you are suffering from any form of monsoon disease, don’t delay, book an appointment today.

To book an appointment: https://www.practo.com/gurgaon/hospital/mayom-hospital-south-city-i-2

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Signs that your body is showing that you are iron deficient

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies among Indians. Iron is the mineral that is vital for producing haemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen around the body.

So, if your body lacks haemoglobin, the tissues and muscles wouldn’t get enough oxygen, and further hamper the body function.

Iron deficiency is one condition that is said to result in quite unpleasant symptoms. Such symptoms may affect your day-to-day life as well. Signs and symptoms of iron deficiency can depend on the severity of the condition, your age and current state of health. Pregnant women need the most amount of iron, considering the developing baby needs more blood circulation.

Let’s look at some of the signs that your body is showing that you are iron deficient.

  • Unusual tiredness
    If you feel tired & restless all the time your body might have iron deficiency.
  • Shortness of breath
    Low haemoglobin results in low oxygen level. Therefore your muscles don’t get enough oxygen and therefore you feel shortness of breadth.
  • Pale skin
    Dull looking skin can be one of the sigh of iron deficient.
  • Pica Syndrome
    Pica syndrome is an eating disorder that triggers cravings for inedible objects, ranging from coins to clothes, cigarette butts to wooden products and even needles.

  • Hair loss
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeats
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3 Vegetarian High Protein Foods

Everyone requires proteins as they are the building blocks of the body. A human body requires proteins to form the blood cells hence it should be an essential item in your daily diet.

Some of the benefits of protein are listed below:

  • They help to keep the hair & nails healthy
  • They help in building and repairing tissues
  • Bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood, all require protein

Eggs are considered one of the best source of protein, but in India many people are vegetarians who should look for other alternatives of proteins.

1. Quinoa
Quinoa is one of the most popular healthy food in India.
The best part about Quinoa is, it is gluten free & contains all 9 essential amino acids.

2. Low fat paneer
Considered as one of the favorite Indian food. Paneer is loved by all age groups and is an excellent source of high proteins.

3. Pulses and Legumes
There is no doubt, Indians love pulse in their plate. From moong dal to arhar dal to rajma and chickpeas. All these are high rich sources of proteins and provide important nutrients like fiber and zinc.

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