Supplements for infants – Is it really that important to start early?

In most cases, breast milk or formula provides just about everything a baby needs for the first four to six months. The exception is vitamin D, which is recommended as a supplement for breastfed babies and babies who drink less than 32 ounces of formula per day. (See below for more details.) After age 4 […]

Is Constipation in Babies common? – Here are the warning signs, causes and cures

What to Watch For It’s important to note that babies’ poop schedules can swing on both sides of the spectrum. Some exclusively breastfed babies poop after every meal; others have been known to hold out for a week or longer, Dr. Shu says. “Consistency is key to defining constipation in breastfed babies. Rather than liquidy, […]

What is menthol and how does it work?

For centuries (surprisingly no exaggeration) people have been using menthol as a source of relief, thanks to its minty properties. Often, we do not question past the obvious. Menthol has a cooling sensation. Everyone knows that. But what most people do not know is how menthol tricks us into thinking it is cool. So how does a […]

If a breastfeeding mother takes a vitamin D supplement, does her baby also need to take vitamin D?

Breastmilk is considered the perfect food and health authorities encourage women to breastfeed exclusively for the first six months and continue to breastfeed for as long as possible. Surely if Mum takes a vitamin supplement, there should be no issue with vitamin D for the baby? Researchers have looked at this very question and here […]