Zlati Meyer USA TODAY Published 5:00 p.m. UTC Jul 16, 2018 The question of how to feed a child is as old as time. But the economics behind it are back in the spotlight following a news report that the U.S. government opposed an international resolution supporting breastfeeding and limiting inaccurate marketing of alternatives. The debate over breast milk versus baby formula stirs arguments about the health effects and convenience of each. But it also raises the question about what we pay to feed babies. "Cost plays an important role in the decision between whether to nurse or formula-feed," said Carrie Johnson, an assistant professor of human development and family science at North Dakota State University. "But breastfeeding isn’t always what you think of as free." Some women don't have a choice; they have to buy formula due to a medical condition (theirs or their babies'), an … [Read more...] about What’s the cost of feeding a baby for a year? Hint: Nursing isn’t free.
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A PROUD mum who still breastfeeds her five-year-old every day after school says it’s good for her health. By Laura Mitchell / Published 29th May 2018 KENNEDY NEWS BREAST IS BEST: Emma doesn't see anything wrong with breastfeeding her five-year-old Emma Shardlow Hudson, 29, breastfeeds her daughter Alex, five, and son Ollie, two, in between other meals.The mum-of-two even feeds them at the same time sometimes, with one child on each breast.When Alex started nursery, her mum claims that her daughter didn't pick up any of the same coughs and sniffles the other children developed and credits it to her breastmilk.She usually breastfeeds once in the morning and once in the evening and although the little girl can go days without milk, she will always want some when she needs comforting. KENNEDY NEWS HEALTH: The mum-of-two believes her children don’t get ill because they are breastfed Emma, from Grimsby, Lincs, said: "It's one of the biggest achievements of my … [Read more...] about Mum still breastfeeds five-year-old daughter: ‘It’s one of my biggest achievements’
0 Have your say More than 160,000 children starting primary school in England have decayed teeth, according to a new report. Figures from Public Health England show that 23.3% of five-year-olds have dental decay and 4.1% of children in Yorkshire have had to have a tooth extracted due to the problem.PHE's National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England shows that, while there have been marked improvements in the proportion of youngsters who show signs of dental decay, there are still 164,000 children starting their school career with rotten teeth.Around 17,000 of these youngsters have been forced to have decayed teeth removed.Tooth extraction often requires a hospital stay and a child being put under general anaesthetic.Figures from the 2017 report show that in one corner of England - Tower Hamlets in London - 7.2% of five-year-olds have undergone tooth extraction.Across the country the average is 2.4%.But there are wide regional variations - in Yorkshire 4.1% of children … [Read more...] about The startling number of Yorkshire five-year-olds having their teeth removed due to decay
These are some of the questions 10-year-olds will be asked this week – and many will leave their mums and dads scratching their heads. Only 20% of parents got full marks after 4,000 volunteered to take their children’s Sats tests. Questions on English grammar caused the biggest problems, with one in three puzzled over adjectives and almost four in 10 bamboozled over verbs. Lia Haskett, of tuition firm Explore Learning, who did the research, said: “Sats questions are confusing for parents as the curriculum has changed so much since they were at school. “Two years ago a whole new style of papers were introduced for English and maths to reflect the latest National Curriculum.” Try the questions below to see if you’re smarter than a 10-year-old – and no cheating! QUESTIONS 1. What is 589 + 1,734? 2,323 2,334 2,213 2. Which word in this sentence is an adjective? The coat I bought has deep pockets? coat bought deep 3. Choose the relative clause … [Read more...] about Take this SATs test and see if you are as smart as a 10-year-old child
PUBLISHED: 12:54 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:31 26 April 2018 Liam Coleman Well done to all of the London Marathon runners from Redbridge! Archant After months of training the wait was finally over for Redbridge runners last weekend as they took part in what was one of the hottest London Marathons to date and raised more than £100,000 for charity. Charities, running clubs and individuals from across the borough all completed the 26.2 mile course that takes you past some of the the city’s most famous landmarks. Jogging to success was veteran fundraiser Dave ‘the running phone’ Lock, from Woodford Green, who completed his 20th London Marathon in costume for Samaritans, and his fiftieth marathon overall. Dave said: “At 14 miles, a man in the crowd grabbed my hand, and said, ‘You saved my life, I phoned Samaritans and it stopped me’. “There were tears - mine and his - we hugged and on I went. That was really special.” Susannah … [Read more...] about Redbridge marathon runners raise over £100,000 for charity