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Friday, July 28, 2017

Must have accessories for a new mother


Breastfeeding a newborn is the most natural thing for a new mother, but for many lactating moms it might be a bit of challenge. The baby may easily latch on and start nursing away, but if not, it doesn’t mean breastfeeding has to be discontinued. It might just mean you need a little help.

If you’re planning to go back to work or share feeding responsibilities with another family member, there are plenty of accessories that are designed help you work through your feeding challenges. We asked lactation consultants and moms like you to weigh in on their breast-feeding must-haves:




  1. Nursing Bra: Provide additional support to women who are lactating and permits comfortable breastfeeding without the need to remove the bra. Celebs with the likes of Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba have been spotted wearing nursing bras during the first few months of their delivery.


  1. Nursing Tanks: If you’re a nursing mother managing household chores or working from home, breastfeeding at regular intervals could be a tiring task. Nursing tanks allow new mothers to breastfeed comfortably without any hassle. Bonus: They can be layered up or inside tees or maxis when you go out.


  1. Nursing Tops: Being a mom doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be boring. Nursing tops incorporate hidden openings that provide easy access for feeding your baby. Faux wraps, tank tops, long sleeve shirts are just a few of the options that enable you to breastfeed easily on the go and still making you look stylish.



  1. Nipple Shield: Many new moms may develop sore/painful/ cracked nipples initially because of improper baby latch, Nipple shield is a great help to save sore, cracked nipples


  1. Nipple puller: If your nipple is flat, inverted or puckered, nipple puller is a very useful small, handy product, which helps in protracting and formation of nipple, convenient for baby latching.


  1. Breast pads: Especially useful if you have a rapid let down  reflex and breast seems to be leaking all the time.


  1. Nursing Wrap: Absolute blessing for discreet and comfortable breastfeeding in Public, You can be on the go with your tiny tot anywhere, anytime.
  1. Hydrogel Pads: For sore and sensitive nipples




  1. Nursing Pillow: Most nursing moms cannot live without a nursing pillow. Considering the fact that a baby requires feeding every two hours (or more), it can really take a toll on your back. Having a pillow to prop your little one on while nursing can lighten your load, might ease back pain and make the experience better.



  1. Breast Milk Pump: If you’re headed back to work and want to continue breast-feeding, a breast pump is going to be an essential part of your routine. Breast pumps help in expressing milk from a lactating mother which is later bottle fed to their child by a caregiver. A breast pump may also be used to stimulate lactation for women with a low milk supply.
  2. Breast Milk Storage: New moms pumping milk to feed their baby at a later time need to store it somewhere. Breast milk storage bags are convenient to use for such a purpose. If you don’t like the idea of filling your freezer with plastic bags of milk and only need to store a small amount at a time, try filling up extra baby bottles with pumped milk. Then label and store them in the refrigerator for up to eight days.


  1. Breast pump bag: A Breast pump bag is a must have for active mothers on the go. The bag must have plenty of space for the breast pump and its accessories. If the mother is going to stay out for a long time, a cooling bag must also be included in the kit to keep the expressed breastmilk cold.



** Authored by Dr. MadhaviLatha, Physical therapist and a Lamaze certified childbirth Educator (Lamaze is a philosophy of making pregnancy and birth natural). She is also a certified Lactation Consultant, offering services across many hospitals in Bangalore for past 7 years.






USHA launches India’s first-ever Barbie Sewing Machine


New Delhi:USHA International, a leading player in the sewing machine industry, unveils India’s first ever sewing machine for children – ‘USHA Janome -My Fab Barbie’. As a first mover in this category, USHA Janome-My Fab Barbie is a full feature sewing machine launched in association with Mattel Inc.This machine is a unique gifting option for parents.  Now young girls and teenagers can express, create and showcase their vivid imagination, like never before!


This USHA sewing machine comes in a combination of pink and whitecolors. Featuringcharming Barbie doll graphics on the machine, My Fab Barbie is all set to transform the way eight (8)year olds and above spend their play/free time. With theintroduction of My Fab Barbie, sewing now features as a serious option for mothers to skill their children. Mothers and daughters can now experience the joy of creating together by co-creating personalized greeting cards, quilting or embellishing wrist bands and hair bands among various options with the easy to use My Fab Barbiesewing machine.


To get users started, My Fab Barbie comes with a sewing book with five easy sewing projects for kids, two free additional creative foots – ¼ inch seam foot and gathering foot, sewing box with do it yourself kit and an instruction manualalong with a demo DVD and accessories.


On the launch of USHA Janome – My Fab Barbie, Mr. Harvinder Singh, President-Sewing Machines, USHA International said,During the formative years, it is critical for parents to support cognitive, emotional and physical development of their children. Recognizing this, we introduced My Fab Barbiesewing machine as a unique gadget for young girls that would help them in creatively expressing their imagination.Additionally, this initiative helps us to foster a strong relationship with our young consumers and introduce them to the art of sewing at an early age.”


Continuing with its ‘innovation first’ mantra, USHA constantly innovates itsproduct portfolio to meet contemporary consumer demand. Keeping My Fab Barbie safe to use, the sewing machine comes with an automatic thread cutter avoiding the use ofscissors, an in-built light for better visibility, free arm circular stitching for easy movement of material on the table and colour coded functional display for easy selection of design.


USHA has launched a well-defined 360-degree campaign comprising digital and offline consumer outreachprogrammes to create awareness and buzz around the new offering.The company is giving free home demos (pre and post sales) for My Fab Barbie and is the first organization in the sewing machine category to do so.


USHA plans to engage kids at various hobby centers, Public schools, clubs, RWA activations, public events such as kid’s fairs by creating an attractive Barbie demo set up and showcasing sewing machine usage. Special workshops for kids would be conducted at The USHAHab- situated in Mumbai and Kochi.


The digital engagement will include exciting contests on USHA Facebook page to share interesting creations and play tutorial videos explaining sewing projects that can help youngsters learn the art of sewing. USHA will also launch a special Barbie microsite that will have downloadable projects for kids.


USHA Janome – My Fab Barbie is priced at Rs. 10,900/- and is available in all leading stores across India.

DIGISOL launches 1.3 Mega Pixel CMOS Dome AHD Camera


Introduces DG-CM5320PS with 3.6 mm lens and 24 IR LED

Mumbai, 13th January 2016: Combining cutting-edge DIGISOL’s home security technology with intuitive digital media solutions; Smartlink Network Systems Ltd. announced the launch of DG-CM5320PS – the 1.3MP Sony CMOS Plastic Dome AHD Camera, with 3.6mm Lens and IR 20m. The DG-CM5320PS is combined with the cost-effectiveness of analog cameras and powerful effectiveness of video surveillance in the sensor dome camera for both indoor and outdoor applications.

The other winning feature of the camera is the exceptional LED technology of 24 PCS LED when other cameras of this range only offer 10-18 PCS LED. This feature makes it a best buy as along with its budget-friendly pricing it also promises superior technology. One can easily see video up to 20 meters without any distortion and its 4/45 – 1/45,000 Sec of Electronic Shutter Speed assures no-lag thereby giving the best picture quality.

“It is important to have the reliability and support of the brand recognition from DIGISOL associated with what we offer. We want to extend our security offerings for people who are looking for budget-friendly security solutions.DG-CM5320PS superior built quality, longevity and technical specs at this price are unmatched” said Mr. Venkatesh Kamath, Sales Head, Surveillance, Smartlink Network Systems Ltd.

Additional  performance features found in DG-CM5320PS is automatic backlight compensation improves the picture without any hassles in extreme light condition and the automatic white balance leads capturing clearer and perfect picture.

Product Specifications:

1/2.8″ Sony CMOS Sensor

• 960P (1.3MP) Resolution

• IR Cut Filter


• 20m IR Distance

• 3.6mm Fixed lens

• BLC, AWB Support

Price: The feature rich DIGISOL DG-CM5320PS, is available at street price of Rs. 3990/- and comes with two year WARRANTY.


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