Things to avoid during breast feeding
1) EXCESS ALCOHOL: excess
intake of alcohol raises the blood pressure, increases the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, rectum and lungs.
Mothers who take excess alcohol increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Other effect of excessive intake of alcohol
are ulcer of the stomach and intestine, kidney damage, bladder damage, prostate gland and pancreas damage, skin rashes and
sores, lowered resistance to disease and infections ( impaired immune response). Excess intake of alcohol also causes malnutrition
because the more alcohol a lactating mother drinks the less likely she will eat to obtain adequate nutrition this will cause
insufficient milk production by the mother for the baby. Excess intake of alcohol by breast-feeding mother cause growth retardation,
cardiac defects, mental retardation and in serious cases death to the baby.
2) AVIOD CIGARRETE SMOKING: Cigarette
and other smoking is a pervasive health problem causing thousands of people top suffer from cancer and the diseases of cardiovascular
and respiratory systems. A lactating mother that smokes harms her health and the health of the child because smoking decreases
prolactin secretions and inhibits milk production by the mother making her to produce insufficient milk for the baby this
may lead to malnutrition, poor growth and mental retardation of the baby.
3) AVOID ILLICIT DRUGS: Drug abusers face multiple nutrition
problems. Their lifestyle often lacks the regularity and routine that promotes good eating habits. Marijuana and cocaine use
brings nutritional consequence and health problems. The stronger the craving for illicit drugs (cocaine), the less a drug
abuser want food. Lactating mother that uses illicit drugs does not take sufficient foods this will make her to be malnourished,
ill with infectious diseases and will affect milk production for the baby.
4) AVOID INTAKE OF CAFFEINE/NICOTIN: Most
chemicals from caffeine and nicotin enters the mother's milk and can affect the health of the baby. Intake of caffeine and
nicotin by lactating mother affect the mental and physical growth of the baby and increased potential mortality of the baby.
BEWARE OF SOYA BEANS
The recent controversy over the safety of Soya bean by a health publication is surprising and should give
the health departments especially within the African sub-region a serious concern. For many decades, the legume had remained
one of the world's cheapest and most useful source of protein.
Soya beans or soy, as it is called in America, is said to contain about 40
per cent protein, the highest for any known plant, compared with 18 per cent for beef and fish. Besides, the legume is hailed
for its high fiber content and essential fatty acids, making Soya the ideal food for growth and healthy living.
Notwithstanding these outstanding benefits of the bean, new research findings points to high level of natural
toxins or anti-nutrients in the legume, enough to warn consumers to eat the food with circumspection.
Among the natural toxin in Soya bean are powerful enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other
enzymes needed for protein digestion. The publication also stated that, ' Soya bean contains haemagglutin, a substance that
causes red blood cells to clump together" Trypsin inhibitors and haemagglutin are said to inhibit growth.
The publication also named phytic acid, which is found in bran or hulls of all seeds, as another toxic ingredient
in Soya bean. It is said that this substance can block the absorption of essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, copper,
iron and zinc in the intestines.
From research it has been discovered that Soya bean contain high quantities of various toxic chemicals, which
cannot be fully destroyed even in long cooking process. These are: phytates, which block the body's uptake of minerals; enzyme
inhibitors, which hinder protein digestion; and haemagglutin, which causes red blood cells to clump together and inhibits
oxygen take-up and growth.
There are over 100 research publications pointing to dangers of eating Soya beans, like reputable journals
as The Lancet, the American journal of Clinical nutrition and Honolulu star-Bulletin. Some Japanese researchers had reported
that consumption of as little as 30grams or two tea spoon of Soya bean per day for a month resulted in significant thyroid
stimulating hormone. Diffuse goiter, hypothyroidism, fatigue and constipation were found among the subjects who ate Soya beans
Yet, in the developing countries, Soya bean has become a house hold name and used as a weaning food for children,
especially among the poor population.
From the indications and implications of the health hazards above, Sweet Mother International Foundation is
raising awareness campaigns in the developing countries to sensitize the public
of the dangers of the consumption of Soya bean, we also implore that you join in these crusade.
Blockage in Women
20 SIGNS THAT
A WOMAN'S TUBE IS ABOUT TO BLOCK
Victim feels ill and general discomfort
She will have lower abdominal pain, which is worse on movement.
There may be vomiting at the beginning of the tubal inflammation.
The pulse rate will rise.
The temperature will be raised.
The tongue may be dry but not usually furred.
Her menstrual cycle will be upset and produced irregular bleeding.
The menstrual loss is often heavy and is preceded by pain in the back and lower abdomen, and last through each period.
In addition to menstrual pain there is often continuing dull pain or aching in the lower abdomen and or the back.
There is difficulty or pain in coitus (during sex).
Pain all over her pelvis and around the hips and groin which worsens instead of subsiding after using painkiller.
Her appetite deteriorates.
She sleeps badly.
Rigors may occur as temperature and pulse rate continues to rise.
Mucous or pus discharge from vagina. Once the ends of tubes are closing or closed, in most cases pus collects in the tubes
and may be discharged through the vagina.
Daily task becomes a burden. In chronic cases (longstanding cases), the affected person could still go about her regular work
but she does not feel well and many of her ordinary daily tasks become a burden.
There will be nausea
There may be vomiting
There will be foul breath.
HOW APPENDICITIS BLOCK WOMEN'S TUBE CAUSES INFERTILITY, BARRENNNESS.
infections other than the sexually transmitted have rendered many women barren and infertile. Such infections are those through
the blood stream and those that occur after abortion (D&C) or delivery. A typical and common of such infection from the
intestinal tract is that from the appendix.
appendix (vermiform appendix) is a blind tubular structure, which springs from the beginning of the large intestine, on the
right side of the abdomen. When the appendix is infected, it become inflamed, a condition called appendicitis. Infection from
an inflamed appendix (appendicitis) may infect the right fallopian tube and the ovary, which can lead to infertility and barrenness
if not promptly attended to. The infected tube too becomes inflamed; a condition called salpingitis, and becomes blocked in
inflamed tube frequently becomes occluded or blocked especially at the outer ends where the eggs enter the tube for fertilization.
Once the end of the tubes is closed, in most cases pus collects in the tube and may be discharged through the vagina. The
inflammation may damage the specializes inner lining of the wall of the tube, which in severe cases also bring about blockage
of the tube.
the tubes are not completely blocked, fertilization of the egg may still take place but because of the damage to the specialized
epithelium ) of the wall of the fallopian tube, the fertilized egg may not be
carried down the tube to the uterus (womb), and ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in abnormal position) results.
has, unknowingly, made many women and girls barren especially if the infection from the right tube spread to involve the left
tube. If it is only one tube that is blocked, a woman can still bear children
with the other unblocked tube. But if both tubes are blocked, that is a major disaster that ends in barrenness. This is because
there have been no significant success so far in opening up blocked tubes. Once a woman's tube is block, the tube will be
surgically removed and thrown away.
common signs and symptoms of inflamed appendix (appendicitis) include: Sudden onset of vague central abdominal pain followed
in few hours by shift of the pain to the right side where it becomes localized.
- DANGEROUS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAUSING COVULSION RESULTING TO DEATH IN PREGNANT WOMEN AND THEIR UNBORN CHILD CURED WITH EPSON
A simple, inexpensive therapy using hydrated magnesium sulfate (Epson Salts) can halve the chances of women developing
a potentially fatal complication of pregnancy explains, The Times of London, Eclampsia, a dangerous form of high blood
pressure that causes convulsions annually kills over 50,000 women and their unborn children worldwide. Although a drip or
injections containing magnesium sulfate have been used for years in the United
States to treat preeclampsia, which can develop into eclampsia if untreated, the therapy
has not caught on in most other countries. Hence, an international team of doctors at the Institute for Health Sciences in
"decided to test the benefits of the salts by conducting a trial on 10,000 women in 33 countries" says The Times. "After three
years the… trial was stopped early when it became apparent how effective the treatment was: using magnesium sulphate
on women with preeclampsia reduced their risk of having a fit by 58 per cent. It reduced their risk of dying by 45 per cent."
The treatment cost only $4.50 per woman, making it…accessible to women in developing countries.