It has always been believed that breastfeeding is best for babies. Just recently, World Health Organization said that if new mothers know how to breastfeed, it could save the lives of 1.3 million children every year. The problem is, many women do not get any help in this concern and simply give up.
But the focus is very often on what NOT to eat. And the list is loooong.
I would like to turn it around and talk about what TO eat when you are pregnant.
How long can this go on?
First they present evidence that our sons can become infertile and get testicle cancer due to chemicals in body creams and perfumes.
Then they advise us not to panic.
Many cosmetic products contain chemicals that can damage reproductive system of the male foetus.
Research on rats carried out by Professor Richard Sharpe, principal investigator at the Medical Research Council’s Human Sciences Unit, has found that the damage can happen as early as in week 8 of your pregnancy. A time when many women do not even know that they are pregnant!
The first time I held my newborn baby my life changed. The pure, innocent tiny person lying in my arms needed my protection.
Just like us babies absorb chemicals applied to their skin. The last thing you want to do is add toxins to your baby’s sensitive skin.
The diaper areas is a real problem area and so many poor babies get diaper rash. And no wonder.
The diapers are loaded with chemicals.
The wipes are so bad that the hospital where my daughter was born have stopped using them.
On top of this we apply baby care products that are full of potentially harmfull toxins.
You don’t have to go down that road. You can choose a natural, organic option for your baby.
Hair loss is a problem for many men. But many of us women lose hair too. To lose hair during pregnancy is nothing uncommon.
Experts say that it is normal and the hair grows back. My daughter in now 16 months old and my new hair is about 2 inches long.
But what if you have lost a lot of hair and don’t feel like waiting year before it is back to full length?
Here are some natural ways to stimulate hair regrowth:
- Increase blood circulation in you scalp with a daily scalp massage and vitamin B.
- Zinc stimulates hair growth. You need about 50 ml a day.
I prefer getting my vitamins from my food instead of supplements. If you eat 5 portions of fresh fruits and vegetables a day you get enough vitamin B and zinc plus also vitamin C and iron which are also important for a healthy hair.
But if you really feel that you want to boost your vitamin/mineral intake a very good and inexpensive way is to eat sprouts. Use them in salads, on bread, on cereal or just as snack. The seeds are very cheap and all you need to sprout them is a colander.
- Rye and sunflower sprouts are especially good for your vitamin B intake.
- Pumpkin sprouts are great if you need extra zinc.
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Baby wipes are loaded with chemicals. Have you ever turned the package around the looked at the ingredients label? It’s disgusting. But what can you expect from a paper tissue that stays wet for years. Not very natural is it.
But baby wipes are great to:
- remove stains
- give your baby a diaper rash
I use baby wipes to clean the table and the kitchen floor after my kids have had a drawing session. It works great. A friend of mine even removed an oil stain on the car seat with baby wipes.
But would I use them on my baby’s skin? No way!
Instead I just wash her with water. I hold her under the running tap. Of course I’m very careful with the temperature.
At first I kept a small pack of baby wipes in the diaper bag. Just in case I ended up changing my daughter somewhere where there was no water. Well as it turns out that after nine months it still hasn’t happened.
Once there was no running water. But paper tissue and water from a water bottle did the job. So the last couple of baby wipes are in the bin too.