We know you are down & you aren’t feeling so well about your body! No worries, you are doing great, your baby is here & everything will be fine, just be patient. The best way to get back in shape is with a combination of healthy eating and exercise.
PS: Don’t consider doing any exercise until at least 6 weeks after birth (12 weeks if you’ve had a caesarean).
Start with some gentle 20-30 mins walking
Never skip breakfast & always aim for a high protein one.
Aim for 20 squats per day, then 40, then 60, and keep going up!
Snack on fruits & vegetables! Your body needs them and they will make you full for longer
Do basic body weight sit-ups as much as you can .
Try to minimize eating out.
Grill it, bake it, steam it, but don’t fry it!
Avoid sweets as much as possible
Consistency is the key. Don’t rush things, take it slowly to be able to maintain it, and ALWAYS remember to listen to your body!
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Hey Mommy! We know Ramadan is hard for all of you & you are running out of energy, so we’ve got you covered with the top foods to eat for suhoor to remain hydrated and energized the rest of Ramadan.
They are filled with tons of protein, rich in vitamins and nutrients.
For example: You can make a heavy vegetable omelette and pair it up with brown bread or you can also make scrambled eggs and put them on a slice of brown bread or you can just boil it & eat it!
Oatmeal is an appetizing source of proteins and carbohydrates. You can add bananas, peanut butter and milk for extra energy & for a yummier taste. Just customize the dish in such a way that it tastes delicious and is fulfilling.
3. Fruits and Vegetables
Rich in minerals and vitamins that helps one feel energized. Fruits & vegetables help you stay hydrated for longer time.
For example: watermelon, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce. That a go to when you are in hurry.
4. Greek Yoghurt with Granola
This just takes a few minutes to prepare, just grab a greek yoghurt instead of the normal one for extra protein, add granola/ fruits, and you are good to go!
You are doing great Mommy! Keep Going ☺️
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Now you’re a mother for the first time. You face many new problems, many inquiries fill your head, and many decisions have to be taken. One of the biggest decisions you’ve to take is whether to choose breastfeeding or bottle feeding. But, don’t worry. We got your back as usual, and we’ll help you decide.
Why to breast feed your baby?
Choosing the best feeding method for you baby goes back to the mother’s preference. However, most medical communities highly recommend breastfeeding, especially for newly born babies. They even call it the “perfect food” for babies.
1. It strengthens your baby’s immune system.
A new born baby’s immune system is usually weak. However, mother’s breast milk strengthens the baby’s immune system and protects him/ her from getting many infections, such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, obesity, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
2. It contains all what your baby needs
Unlike formula milk, researches assure that the mother’s milk includes all vitamins and minerals that a baby may need except for vitamin D. So, it’s advisable to give your baby vitamin D supplement in their first 2 months.
3. It’s beneficial for the mom, too.
Breastfeeding can lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes, ovarian and breast cancers, and heart disease. And, most importantly, it burns calories! It’s proven that mothers who choose breastfeeding can go to their pre-pregnancy shape quickly!
Although breastfeeding is a great and advantageous option, you have to bear in mind that this choice requires you to be available for your baby all the time, or provide pumped milk if you’re absent.
When to use bottle-feeding?
Although it seems that breast feeding is the ideal solution, some cases require bottle-feeding.
1. Medical issues
If the mother suffers from chronic illnesses, or breast surgeries, breastfeeding won’t be the best option. Also, if the mother is underweight, she won’t be able to provide the baby with enough milk.
2. And finally, take care of your children
If you have to go back to work ASAP, or if you have any other obligation that will keep you absent for a long time, don’t go for breastfeeding.
3. Having more than one baby
If you have twins or triplets, bottle feeding will make it easier for you to feed them all at the same time with the help of your partner. It’s a good choice here, especially if you suffer from any health problem.
Finally, feeding your baby is a very special experience that will create an unbreakable bond between you and your baby. No matter what method you choose, try always to enjoy it.
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Whether it’s your first baby, or not, having a newborn is not an easy mission. You need to change your daily routine and acquire new skills to welcome the new guest. Time management is the most needed skill for you now. Whether you need it to balance between your new baby and his/her elder siblings, or between your baby and your work.
We’re here today to offer you some tips that will help you obtain this skill.
1. Learn how to prioritize
Prioritizing your tasks will definitely ease your life. Rank your tasks from the most to the least important. Don’t give them all the same importance because you will end up extremely anxious. If you have a crazy-busy day, try to filter your tasks and decide what can be postponed.
2. Ask for help
We know that you want to ensure that everything is perfectly done. But this will pressure you to the maximum. Learn to ask for help. Give your partner, mother, sister, or even friend some detailed tasks to do so you ensure they are well done.
3. Nourish yourself
Getting back to your old shape may be a compulsive need now. However, it’s not healthy to go on a harsh diet in this phase. Avoid eating fats and sugar and try to eat and drink more vegetables, fruits, protein, liquids to give you the power you need to keep going. Don’t feel guilty if you pamper yourself with chocolates and burger, its okay.
4. Have time for yourself
Try to steal two hours, at least, for yourself every two days. Wait until everybody is asleep and enjoy a quality time with yourself. Have a cup of coffee, watch your favorite show, or have a proper hot meal. This will reduce your anxiety and recharge your energy.
5. Seek professional help
If you’re facing a problem that you and your partner can’t deal with, no matter how trivial it is, seek the help of a professional doctor. Don’t listen to those who say that mothers must “know it all” by nature. Surprisingly, no one knows it all! If you have feeding, sleeping, or any other issue with your baby don’t hesitate to call your pediatrician.
YOU GOT THIS SUPER MUMMYYY!
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Has it ever occurred to you that your child refuses to greet a particular person? Or refuses to be around them? You could say that maybe my child is just too shy to say “Hi” but, what if your child is not shy, but rather uncomfortable, what if there is another side to the story that you need to discover and solve or at least avoid
According to the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM), one out of ten children – of the age range 4-8 years old – is subjected to sexual harassment at least once throughout their lives.
The truth is, Pedophilia has become a serious dilemma that we are fighting. It is not clear how it started, or the reasons behind it, all we know now that we need to protect our children, and YOU as a mommy need to know exactly what to do to prevent your child from going through such a horrible experience.
Luckily, we are here to deliver the ultimate action plan for your child’s protection;
1. Teach them the concept of “consent”.
Your child’s body belongs to her/him, no one can cross the limit and give them a hug or a kiss without them being happy about it. Don’t force your child to greet strangers just to come off as a friendly/out-going child, that way, you are leaving them with the impression that it is okay to be touched by strangers, otherwise, you will be called grumpy.
If they don’t want to be touched, fine, let them be.
2. Educate them about the types of touches.
See mum, your child comes across numerous encounters from the moment he/she leaves your warm embrace to the very moment they return. When you drop him/her off to their nursery, school, or whatever their everyday destination is, they are welcomed by a teacher, a nanny, maybe a bus driver or janitor. You need to teach them the difference between a good touch and a bad one.
3. Private parts
You should let your child know about the severity of being touched in their private body parts. No one should ever touch your child’s private parts except for you and the family doctor under your close supervision. You should also educate them not to touch anyone’s private parts when asked to, or accept to see pictures and if any of this happens, they should inform an adult in their safety network straight away.
4. Safety Network
Hold your child’s hand and teach them about the safety network of five. Every finger on their hand represents a trusted family member. Tell them that these are the people they can trust the most. If they ever feel scared, worried, or unsure, they are free to talk to a member of the safety network and tell them how they are feeling and why they are feeling so.
Index: Family doctor
5. And finally, take care of your children.
They are literally a piece of your heart that grew a pair of feet and decided to walk around. Always have them in your eyesight, talk to them, ask how their days went and who they met. In other words, leave no room for secrets.
The enemy is all around us, however, with an intensive portion of caring and an open eye, you and your heartthrob can get past them safely.