Neonatal Jaundice

Jaundice is caused by the build-up of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a yellow substance produced when red blood cells are broken down. Jaundice is common in newborn babies because babies have a high level of red blood cells in their blood, which are broken down and replaced frequently. High bilirubin in newborns is caused by a baby’s immature liver that lacks the strength to remove bilirubin from the blood quickly enough. Our three girls were mildly jaundiced at birth but thank God, they recovered pretty fast and no medical treatment was needed for them.

Some babies have jaundice so bad that they require prolonged stay in the hospital.  A friend of mine who recently gave birth to a preemie had to rent a phototherapy machine from the hospital so that her baby could be treated at home.  When her baby recovered after a month, the huge bill for the rental of the phototherapy machine caused a massive big hole to her husband’s wallet.

If you or anyone has a newborn baby with jaundice, it is worth giving hydrogen infused water a try.  I have two testimonials to share here from two of our members:

12 days old baby of my cousin. Serum bilirubin(SB) reading at 234umol/L upon admission. Baby undergone phototherapy but after 24hours, reading only went down to 233umol/L. Gave my cousin a pack of IZ . Fed her once only about 1 oz. Blood test done 5 hours later – SB reading went down to 203umol/L! And it further went down to 181umol/L 6 hours later and she was discharged. The parents are in awe! Iz**** rocks!

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In another testimonial, our member’s colleague had a newborn baby with jaundice. He made 2 oz of milk with Izumio water in the bottle. The baby was given ONLY 1 time consumption. Shockingly the reading descended to safe level after the Bilirubin test the next day and the baby was discharged.

Testimonials taken from Creating A Million Smiles With Izumio & Super Lutein on Facebook. This is a closed group for consumers of the products.

You can read more about IZUMIO and Super Lutein here.

Whatsapp / call me at 019 266 4290 or email me at shireenyong@gmail.com to find out more.

Go Natural With Baby Mantra

When I had my first baby, me being the first time new mom didn’t know that shampoos meant for babies and young kids may contain harsh chemicals that may be toxic. I bought a very well known brand of baby shampoo and thought that it was the best since my mother bathed me with this brand of shampoo too. In fact, many mothers still use this brand of baby products as it has grown to be a household name for baby bath products.  And like how many mothers used to bathe their babies in the  1970s and 80s by  putting a few drops of baby body shampoo into a tub of water and then washing the baby inside the tub of soap water without rinsing afterwards, I naturally did the same with my  first born.  She developed bad rashes on her skin, especially on her cheeks and scalp.

Two babies later, I was a smarter and more well-informed mother.  I found out later that the brand of baby bath products that I had been using on my girls contains sulfates and paraben.

Studies have shown that some parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body’s cells, and while estrogenic activity is associated with certain forms of breast cancer, parabens have been found present in breast tumors. Sulfates are concerning because they were found to break down proteins, which can lead to a degenerative effect on the cell membranes. Sulfates were also found to leave residue in the heart, lungs, and brain.

With my third baby, I bought only baby bath products that are free from sulfates and paraben.

Many beauty companies have swapped out sulfates for other chemicals, which can sometimes even be worse. To ensure that sulfate-free products won’t further damage your skin and hair, look for products that use fruit or vegetable-based cleansing ingredients.

One such brand of baby toiletries that uses natural and organic ingredients is Baby Mantra.

Baby Mantra is a natural, organic, gluten-free, vegan, PETA, EWG verified and NPA certified skincare line for moms, babies, kids and sensitive adults!

Every Baby Mantra product is:

  • EWG VERIFIED TM
  • Rated “1” on EWG’s Skin Deep
  • Certified by the Natural Products Association
  • PETA Certified – Cruelty Free
  • NO Sulfates
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Phthalates
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Dyes
  • NO Artificial Fragrances
  • Gluten Free
  • Allergy Tested

Baby Mantra natural baby body wash has such natural ingredients as lavender and coconut oil. The calming lotion has shea butter and soothing lavender and the baby rash ointment has nourishing sunflower seed oil.

Made in the U.S.A from only top quality all-natural and organic ingredients, www.babymantra.com hosts an entire product line of baby lotions, baby oils, Mommy Body butter, shampoo & body wash all tested and approved by the founder and her beautiful baby girls. Do check them out and I am sure you will fall in love with Baby Mantra’s range of soothing and natural toiletries.