So now, you have a Baby, everyone around you is wishing you, visiting you, and Happy. Rituals are going on but you are not feeling exactly the same; you are getting irritated by attention and feel like crying. These negative feeling which persists for a long period after delivering is termed as Baby bones.
What Are Bones Made Of?
If you've ever seen a real skeleton or fossil in a museum, you might think that all bones are dead. Although bones in museums are dry, hard, or crumbly, the bones in your body are different. The bones that make up your skeleton are all very much alive, growing and changing all the time like other parts of your body. Almost every bone in your body is made of the same materials
The outer surface of the bone is called the periosteum. It's a thin, dense membrane that contains nerves and blood vessels that nourish the bone.
The next layer is made up of compact bone. This part is smooth and very hard. It's the part you see when you look at a skeleton.
Within the compact bone are many layers of cancellous bone, which looks a bit like a sponge. Cancellous bone is not quite as hard as compact bone, but it is still very strong.
In many bones, the cancellous bone protects the innermost part of the bone, the bone marrow. Bone marrow is sort of like a thick jelly, and its job is to make blood cells.
These signs develop after a couple of days due to pregnancy. Lack of support from spouse or family mates or maybe body changes after delivery and here we have some tips
Taking help from someone is not bad. Learning someone’s shoulder either your friends, husband, or professionally, my counselor is not at all bad.
- Spend sometimes giggling, sharing jokes with your friends. Now! You can eat everything that goes out for dinner with a husband or a walk in the park.
- Take rest at the periodic interval: Please keep rest on priority, night time rest will energize you, and more you will be relaxed, better will be the mamas feed.
- Make your priority list: Baby is priority obviously but, giving some ‘me’ time to yourself is necessary. Your bodies, nerves, muscles need pampering too.
- Rooming-in: Develop an enriching relationship with your kid. Maybe he can’t speak but I am Sure, he will reply you sure. Sing some songs, Poems will always make you feel good.
- Last, but very much important, don’t follow much and diverse advice.
- How much you are feeding?
- Is he sleeping?
- Your milk is less?
- His poop is not fine!
- Have everything, don’t worry much!
Children's bones keep growing throughout childhood. They grow fastest during toddlerhood and puberty
Their bones keep getting bigger and stronger until they reach what's known as "peak bone mass". This usually happens between the ages of 18 and 25.
Building strong bones during childhood will provide protection against the fragile bone disease osteoporosis later in life.
Calcium is particularly vital during puberty when the bones grow quicker than at any other time.
Puberty usually takes place sometime between the ages of 11 to 15 for girls and 12 to 16 for boys.
Research shows that, on average, children and young people in this age group don't get enough calcium.
Foods that contain lots of calcium include dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt, but also tinned sardines (with the bones in), green, leafy vegetables (but not spinach), peas, dried figs, nuts, seeds and anything fortified with calcium, including some soya and almond milks.
Vitamin D is important for bones because it helps our bodies to absorb calcium.
Vitamin D is made in our skin when it's exposed to sunlight during the summer months (late March/April to the end of September).
It's important never to let your child's skin go red or start to burn. Babies under six months should never go in direct sunlight.
Vitamin D supplements
Your health visitor, pharmacist or GP can advise you on vitamin D supplements for your child.
- Babies – The Department of Health recommends that all babies have vitamin D drops from birth to make sure they get enough. Babies who are having more than 500ml (about a pint) of infant formula don't need vitamin drops because the formula is already fortified with vitamins.
- Under fives – It's recommended that all children aged six months to five years have vitamin supplements containing vitamins A, C and D every day.
- Children over five – Children over five and adults should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin D, especially during the winter when there is less sun.
Bone-strengthening exercises for children
To help build healthy bones:
- Babies who aren't walking yet should be encouraged to play actively on the floor.
- Children who can walk on their own should be physically active every day for at least 180 minutes (three hours) spread throughout the day. This should include some bone-strengthening activities like climbing and jumping.
- Children aged five to 18 need at least 60 minutes (one hour) of physical activity every day.
Eating disorders and bone health
Eating disorders affect people of all ages, both male and female. But girls and women are more likely to be affected, especially during the teenage years. Teenagers' bones are still growing and strengthening, and eating disorders like anorexia can affect their development. Low body weight can lower estrogen levels, which may reduce bone strength. Poor nutrition and reduced muscle strength caused by eating disorders can also lower bone strength. If your teenage child has anorexia or another eating disorder, it's important to get medical advice early on. You are now the best as a mom and in the Best part of your life! Hardly
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