Find Out Why This Mum Breaks Down In Tears

~ Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:13 PM ~

I came across this article which I must definitely share with you guys. For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here (click on image to watch video):

A woman whose seven-month-old son died after being reportedly abused by a babysitter's boyfriend donated his organs - and has now heard the boy's heartbeat in a young girl. Heather Clark couldn't hide her emotions as she listened to the heart of four-year-old organ recipient Jordan Drake at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

 Amid the unthinkable grief of losing her son Lukas, Heather made a decision that saved three lives. Jordan received Lukas' precious heart when she was just 18 months old. Yesterday, Heather heard her son's heartbeat for the first time in nearly three years. Clark and Drake's mother, Esther Gonzalez, were filmed by Donate Life Arizona crying and hugging while meeting one another for the first time. Gonzalez was heard telling Clark: 'I just can't believe this is happening.'

Jordan gifted Clark with a red teddy bear covered in pink hearts that when pressed made a heartbeat sound. 'That's Lukas' heartbeat,' Gonzalez explained, leading to Clark crying. 'Thank you, Jordan,' Clark said. 'It's perfect.' Clark also put on a stethoscope and placed it upon Jordan's chest, listening to her late son's heart beating. 'It's so strong,' Clark was filmed saying. When she was done, Clark gave Jordan a hug and a kiss. Jordan later used the stethoscope herself, and heard Clark's heartbeat.

Clark also shared photographs of Lukas at the emotional meeting. At one point, Clark told Gonzalez in the footage: 'And another amazing thing with donating his organs is it gave me the chance to hold him again.' Clark said in a January 22 post on the Facebook page Justice For Lukas Scot: 'One week from today I will be listening to Lukas' heartbeat once again. 'I will be holding Jordan in my arms showering her with love and kisses!' Jordan was born with a congenital heart defect.

According to the news outlet, Lukas died in 2013 after being abused by his babysitter's boyfriend. Clark told the TV channel there is a child abuse investigation. Gonzalez told Fox 10 Phoenix: 'We're family now, we're friends now, our families are families, we've brought our families together.'

 

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Why You Should Never Use THIS To Treat Your Child’s Chickenpox

~ Posted on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 5:32 AM ~

I came across this article which I must definitely share with you guys. For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here:

A mum is warning parents against the danger of giving ibuprofen to children with chickenpox after her son ended up with septicaemia. Hayley Lyons' shared photos of the reaction her son had to the anti-inflammatory drug on Facebook and her post has now been shared almost 350,000 times.

She said a number of doctors prescribed children’s ibuprofen to her son Lewis. He deteriorated and ended up in hospital with septicaemia. After taking him to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital she was told that he should never have been given the medicine because ‘it reacts with chicken pox making them go deeper into the skin tissue’.

In her post Hayley said: “Chickenpox is going round again can I please remind people NOT to give your children nurofen/ibuprofen. 4 different doctors from our local Hospital (out of hours) prescribed it for Lewis as we couldn’t get his temp down. They even administered it to him in A&E.

“This type of medicine is an anti inflammatory, it reacts with chicken pox making them go deeper into the skin tissue. It was only when we took Lewis to Alder Hey because the doctors from our hospital kept sending him home saying it was ‘just chicken pox’ we found this out. He ended up with septicaemia and was admitted straight to Alder Hey as soon as we arrived there.

“Only because we persevered an took Lewis to a children’s hospital off our own back was he ok. This could have ended up so much worse if it wasn’t for those doctors at Alder Hey and their advice, care and knowledge. Only use CALPOL for their temps.

“It does actually state on the nurofen website not to take this medicine with chicken pox. But when our doctors prescribe it, who are we to question it??” Information shared with medical professionals on the Medline Plus website confirms that the drug should not be given.

It states: “Do NOT give aspirin or ibuprofen to someone who may have chickenpox. Use of aspirin has been associated with a serious condition called Reyes syndrome. Ibuprofen has been associated with more severe secondary infections.”

Hayley, from Warrington , said: “Lewis is fine now. It happened 10 months ago but he still has the scars. “My friend’s daughter has chickenpox so when I saw that it was going round again I decided to share these photos of Lewis among family and friends. I didn’t expect the response to be as big as this. I didn’t share the pictures at the time it happened because it was just so horrific. Parents need to be aware that this can happen.”

 

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Product Review - MilkyBites Cookies

~ Posted on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:51 AM ~

I have been cutting down on doing product reviews since 2014 and only accepted those that I feel will definitely fit into our family dynamics (especially books on parenting or homeschooling stuff, family products, something along those genre)

Few months ago, I received an offer to review some lactation cookies. Since I am still nursing our 2.5 years old girl on demand, I thought why not?

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MilkyBites Cookies

About the product:

"MilkyBites cookies are a nutritious supplement for a breastfeeding mom’s diet. Fresh ingredients carefully chosen are not just well-known lactations boosters, they create a wonderful taste and texture. Healthy has never been so delicious!

All moms want to be there for their babies no matter what and it’s extremely frustrating if milk supply drops due to overwhelming schedule moms facing or because of returning to work. MilkyBites cookies made just for those moments to support milk supply, boost your metabolism, which has changed during the time in labor, and just to cheer you up with all-time favorite flavors.

Lactation cookies are trending now and for a good reason! Moms notice increase in their milk supply almost immediately! Increase in milk supply by eating delicious cookies! That’s just too good to be true. Except that it’s not! It’s true and MilkyBites are here to prove that to you!

Overall MilkyBites provide various vitamins and minerals in each bite; a good source of energy, sugar and fiber; essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc; and finally vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K."

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I received the following pack of MilkyBites cookies for my review. There are a mixture of flavors inside the pack that I'm reviewing : brownie dates, oatmeal ginger and chocolate peanut butter. The cookies came in a paper sealed pack which is convenient to carry around and the resealable pack makes the cookies last longer if you are the type of people who enjoy savoring your food slowly :D

MilkyBites Cookies

The cookies' sizes are about the palm of your hand, not too small that you can't feel anything after eating, just right size. In fact, I've tried once just eating a couple of these cookies for my breakfast and it is quite filling!

As a person who loves chocolate, of course I particularly enjoyed the chocolate peanut butter flavor.Even my kiddos enjoy stealing these cookies from me! Grrrrr...

MilkyBites Cookies

The brownie dates flavor is not bad either. You can taste the dates and these cookies are not too sweet.

MilkyBites Cookies

I can't say I enjoy the oatmeal ginger flavor as I'm not a fan of gingery stuff. I feel the ginger is a tad too strong for me.

I think these cookies are a great choice for busy mums (nursing or not they are very yummy cookies) as you can carry it around and just pop some into your mouth if you are feeling hungry or just need to munch of something nutritious!

Overall, good stuff! If you are a nursing mother, you might want to consider these yummylicious cookies!

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Do check out http://portes.my/product-category/milkybites-cookies or https://www.facebook.com/babyjumicom/.

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Do note that I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.


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