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Being a first-time and breastfeeding mom as well as a doctor-on-call for a 30-hour duty or more, I need to make sure that the breastmilk I have for my little man is sufficient when I am out home. I always leave 3-4 bottles of self-pumped breastmilk before I leave. And I also make sure that after my duty, I have in me my breastmilk for him. For me to efficiently pump enough breastmilk for my son, I need to make sure that my handheld mini electric breast pump is always on the go — that it won’t run out of battery.
I actually got 2 pairs of rechargeable eneloop batteries. But these are for my DSL camera and not for the breast pump. However, it is just so lucky to me that despite my hectic schedule, I sure can shop for more batteries as Groupon Goods are always available online and anytime.
Groupon Goods, actually, offers a lot of exciting freebies for every shopper. It even has coupon codes available and can be used upon check-out, giveaways which every shopper can join and have the chance of winning. And of course, they have clearance sale offered at a discounted price.
Paracetamol is almost always the ’emergency pill’ that everybody has to grab when not feeling well especially when suffering from headache. In fact, there is one television commercial in the Philippines promoting the use of Paracetamol with a certain brand clarifying in every age group including those pregnant ones.
However, what many do not know is the findings of the most recent study which says that Paracetamol lowers the testosterone levels of unborn baby boy.
“This study adds to existing evidence that prolonged use of paracetamol in pregnancy may increase the risk of reproductive disorders in male babies,” said lead researcher Rod Mitchell, a clinical research fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
“We would advise that pregnant women should follow current guidance that the painkiller be taken at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time,” Mitchell suggested.
To all pregnant women, expecting mothers out there, especially those expecting baby boy, please be warned of this new study.
Though I had been studying Pediatrics for a year now, I still am getting panic when I first saw two (2) small whitish-yellow cysts in the palate of my little boy a day after I gave birth to him. Those were just actually normal cysts usually seen in newborn infants.
Epstein Pearls (image from toothpicks.info)
Epstein pearls also called Palatal cysts of the newborn are formed during the development of the palate by entrapped epithelium (fissural cyst). These cysts do not case any harm on the baby. They require no treatment and they just spontaneously resolve in the few weeks of life.