Cleft lip and palate awareness week highlights something not widely spoke about and this blog post is inspired by not one but now two nephews with cleft lips and palates - the first is four years old and the second nephew on the way due August - a third was misdiagnosed and amazingly was born... Continue Reading →
Combination feeding - where you do both bottle feed (aka artificial feed) or breast feed. To breastfeed - Breastfeeding is a way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Not all mothers can breastfeed but some can provided they have accurate information and the support of their family, the health... Continue Reading →
Winifred Phoenix-Koda - my third baby. Immaculate conception essentially and just like my first pregnancy I went to appointments alone, dealt with sickness alone and managed my feelings alone so this pregnancy was yet another not announced on any form of social media so Kylie Jenner did a Bryony Shaw 🤷 (just sayin') and some... Continue Reading →
1. Meconium is a fancy name for a newborn infant's first poo and of course there are many names for poo! 2. It's greenish black - baby's first bowel movement is sticky, thick, and dark, greenish black so your newborn's stool is greenish black tar in other words! 3. It doesn't last long, generally, infants... Continue Reading →
Expect to find a greenish-black, tarry, sticky stool that looks like motor oil in your newborn's nappy. Since Meconium is made of amniotic fluid, mucus, skin cells, and other stuff ingested in the womb, it doesn't really smell - so you may not realise it's time for a nappy change.When your baby is two days to four days old, his stools will become lighter in colour - sort of an army green, and less sticky. This transitional stool is a sign that he's started digesting early breastmilk or formula and that his intestinal tract is fine.