Emily Andre has praised Stacey Solomon for opening up about struggling to breastfeed in her latest column for OK!.
The star said that she suffered problems with her youngest child and praised the Loose Women star for discussing it, as it may help others seek help. "There is absolutely no shame in admitting you need help," Emily said. Read her column below…
A new study has found that staring at screens for too long could increase your risk of myopia – or short-sightedness – by up to 80%.
There has also been an increase in children who are myopic and it has been predicted that half of the world may need glasses by 2050.
When it comes to the kids, I do limit their screen time because it makes sense and it’s good for them to do a variety of activities. I know they can learn a lot on them and technology is important, but everything is a balance.
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A lot of Millie’s homework is actually on her iPad now, which I have to admit I don’t love. I much prefer when she does written work, but I think it’s the way things are going so I just have to accept it and try and not be old-fashioned about it.
If we’re on long journeys or a plane I will let them use their iPads and when we’re on holiday I’m quite relaxed about it too. But when it comes to term time they’re limited to half an hour every Saturday.
I would say if you’re worried then just get your children’s eyes tested regularly for reassurance.
Millie already wears glasses. She has to wear them for anything up close like reading, but she wears them most of the time anyway.
Thankfully she absolutely loves them and she really suits her pair so I didn’t have to battle to get her to wear them.
I took her to the optician as she kept complaining that her eyes were hurting when she’s in class.
Sometimes as a doctor I think you can just say, “Oh, you’ll be fine,” and over-reassure your kids when they complain about symptoms. But with this one I took it seriously and took her straight away.
It's better to be safe than sorry
Millie Mackintosh, who is expecting her second child, has revealed she took herself to hospital after experiencing “intense” pelvic pain.
There are lots of reasons why you can get pelvic pain during pregnancy, especially in the later stages, such as your ligaments relaxing to prepare for giving birth, a change in your centre of gravity as your tummy grows and baby just putting more pressure on your pelvis in general!
For some women it can be debilitating and they can really struggle to get around.
In general, if you’re getting new or unexplained pain then I would always say get yourself checked out, as it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Remember the causes of pelvic pain are different depending on how many weeks pregnant you are, so always discuss any concerns with a professional.
I was lucky throughout my pregnancies as both my bumps were quite small so I didn’t suffer with many aches and pains.
However, I really suffered from reflux and eczema. The eczema was a nightmare and I was uncomfortable all the time.
It used to keep me awake at night, so I was very glad when it eased after I gave birth.
There's no shame in asking for breastfeeding help
Stacey Solomon has admitted she’s been struggling to breastfeed her newborn daughter Rose and she has sought the help of her local breastfeeding specialist and community midwife.
I struggled with breastfeeding Theo and I found the support of my health visitor and community midwife so helpful. Stacey is doing the right thing by not putting too much pressure on herself, because the more stressed you are the harder it will be.
It’s about staying positive and if you do end up not managing to carry on then that’s absolutely fine – you shouldn’t feel disappointed in yourself in any way. It’s a choice at the end of the day and not everyone finds breastfeeding easy.
For me, the journey was so different with both of my children and looking back I wish I had reached out to a breastfeeding support group for help as it would have been great to meet other mums in the same position. There is absolutely no shame in admitting you need help.
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