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2001-10-02
Name: Editor Myth
A newborn baby should be massaged daily. This helps blood circulation.

Fact
A massage is only beneficial if done properly. In India, massage is usually left up to the bais, who could be unhygienic. Further, the child may be allergic to certain massage oils or other items like besan, malai etc.

Myth
Wrapping up the baby tight helps straighten out the limbs.

Fact
The fact is, your child's limbs will develop faster if they are loose and free to move around.

Myth
Milk is a complete food for the child till she turns one.

Fact
Milk, though excellent and imperative for your child's growth, lacks certain essential minerals like iron and Vitamin C. So though you can breastfeed her for as long as you like, it is not a COMPLETE food and should be supplemented with solids earlier on.

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2007-11-19
#1
Name: Smriti
Subject:  Myth and facts
Myth: Mothers believe modern formula milks are very similar, or even the same as breastmilk.
Fact: Although formulas contain the correct balance of nutrients for an infant, formula products do not contain the hormones, antibodies and enzymes present in breast milk, naturally tailored for each baby
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2007-11-19
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Name: Smriti
Subject:  Myth and facts

Myth: Breastfeeding will ruin the shape of a woman' s breasts and body.
Fact: Breastfeeding uses up to 500 extra calories a day. It does not affect the shape of breasts in the long term and helps the womb to return to normal after giving birth.
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2007-08-23
#3
Name: Archi
Subject:  Myths and Facts
Myth
Burping indicates baby is full

Fact
Burping infact should be done in between feedings (while shifting from one breast to the other) as it releases the air sucked in and helps the baby to continue feeding. It should also be done at the end of feeding to avoid gastric problems.
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2005-06-26
#4
Name: mom
Subject:  Milk Myth - Please be clear
Hello Editor,
Regarding the milkmyth, are u talking abt cow's milkor breastmilk.Breastmilk contains all the nutrients for baby and it is really good, though the iron store reduces and the baby needs complimentary food from 6months onwards. But continuing to breastfeed is really healthy. Only Cow's milkhas complex protiens and no iron and babies cannot digest it easily.

Please, verify.
Mom
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2004-05-07
#5
Name: michael
Subject:  after 6 months... add more feed
Children are born with iron stocks which are consumed slowly. This is because iron is the only key mineral which milk does not contain. At around 6 months the stock runs out and giving only milk will result in iron deficiency. At this time stuff like apples are good to start with.
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2016-05-12
#6
Name: adil
Subject:  RE:after 6 months... add more feed
apples are good to start!
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