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CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE (CGI) VERY IMPORTANT WORDS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION SAVE KIDS INTERNATIONAL

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS AMEERAH - PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION SAVE KIDS INTERNATIONAL

HER ROYAL MAGESTY THE QUEEN PAOLA - HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION SAVE KIDS INTERNATIONAL

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE CATHERINE MIDDLETON - VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION SAVE KIDS INTERNATIONAL

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS AMEERAH BELIEVE IN HER CAUSE

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN DO

INSPIRATION IS ALL AROUND YOU
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PREPARATION TIME 5 MINUTES PLUS CHILLING

MAKES 6 CUPS

Infused waters

It is important to drink plenty of fluids. Many health spas serve infused waters, which are refreshing and a lot more interesting than plain water. Keep in the refrigerator and have some when you are thirsty.

Lime, cucumber, and mint

1 lime, thinly sliced

3 in piece cucumber, seeded, peeled, halved lengthwise, and finely sliced

2 large sprigs of fresh mint

6 cups water

1. Put the lime, cucumber, mint, and water in a large pitcher (or divide between two smaller pitchers).

2. Cover and chill overnight. Stir before serving.

Citrus refresher

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1 lime, thinly sliced

1 orange, thinly sliced

6 cups water

1. Put the sliced fruit and water in a large pitcher (or divide between two smaller pitchers).

2. Cover and chill overnight. Stir before serving.

0-6 months

Preparation Time 5 Minutes

Cooking Time 4-5 Minutes

Serves 1 Adult

Chicken quesadilla

Quesadillas are quick and tasty, perfect when you are hungry and tired, or want an end-of-the-day snack without any fuss.

2 flour tortillas

2 tbsp salsa

1⁄2 cup shredded cooked chicken breast

1⁄4 cup shredded Monterey Jack or

Cheddar cheese

 For serving

1. tbsp sour cream (optional)

2. tbsp guacamole or a few slices of avocado (optional)

1. Place a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat to warm.

2. Put one tortilla on a plate and spread the salsa over the top. Scatter the chicken and cheese evenly over the salsa and top with the second tortilla. Slide the quesadilla into the hot frying pan and lower the heat slightly. Cook until the underside is toasted, about 2 minutes, pressing the quesadilla down lightly with a slotted spatula.

3. Using your hand to steady the top, carefully flip the quesadilla over with the spatula. Cook until the second side is toasted, 2-3 minutes, pressing down lightly. When the quesadilla is ready, the cheese will have melted and the chicken will be hot throughout. (If flipping the quesadilla makes you nervous, you can pop the frying pan under a preheated broiler to cook the top.)

4. Slide the quesadilla onto a plate and let stand for 1-2 minutes, and then cut in quarters. Serve hot, with sour cream and guacamole or with avocado slices, if desired.

0-6 months

All about bottle-feeding

Not everyone finds it easy or possible to breastfeed, but you can be confident that formula milk offers your baby the nutrients that will encourage optimum health and development. Bottle-feeding also gives dad and other members of the family a chance to experience the wonders of feeding a new baby.

 Is there anything I can do to encourage bonding if I’m bottle-feeding?

Making the experience of being fed pleasurable and nurturing is important whether you are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, and physical comfort is the most important element of this. Hold your baby close to you and let her know that she’s safe and secure in your arms. Keep her pressed close to your chest, so that she can hear your heartbeat, smell you, and feel comforted. Talk quietly to her, or sing, so that she can hear your voice, and be reassured that you are there for her. Look into her eyes, stroke her face, and encourage her to do the same in return. Babies love to be cuddled and held, and skin-to-skin contact is also recommended from time to time, which mimics the breastfeeding experience. A good routine also helps, so your baby knows what to expect and looks forward to this positive experience.

What should I look for in a formula?

The truth is that most formulas are pretty much the same. All now contain essential fatty acids (EFAs), which are essential for your baby’s healthy growth and development-in particular, the development of her brain and nervous system. Others also offer probiotics, a substance that promotes the growth of good bacteria in your baby’s gut.

Like all milks, breast milk contains two types of protein: whey and casein. The balance in breast milk is in favor of whey (70 percent whey and 30 percent casein). It is a good idea, therefore, to look for a formula with a similar ratio. Formulas that have more casein tend to be harder for your baby to digest, and are more suited to the older infant.

There may be other claims made on your baby’s formula packet, such as additional immune boosting nutrients, etc; however, it’s worth noting that baby formula manufacturing is very, very closely monitored, and nothing can be added without going through rigorous scrutiny by government health authorities. For this reason, there will be little difference between formulas-once one brand has an extra ingredient, the others soon follow suit.

Is there any advantage to buying premixed formulas?

The main advantage to premixed formulas is their convenience. They can be carried with you wherever you go and used on the spot, with no mixing or preparation. This is particularly useful when traveling, since you may not have the equipment you need to prepare feeds, nor any way to sterilize the implements. Many parents find it useful to use

premixed formulas at home, too-mainly because they take the hard work out of bottle-feeding, and there is no concern about the formula being inaccurately measured. The disadvantage, however, is that they are expensive.

Can I use mineral water when preparing my baby’s formula?

Mineral water is not recommended in the preparation of formula, because it is designed for adults, not babies, and contains (not surprisingly) minerals, including salt, which your baby does not need. There will be the correct balance of minerals in your baby’s formula, and adding additional ones in the form of mineral water can upset the balance. Bottled spring water is fine, because it has a lower concentration of minerals.

Are there particular types of bottles or teats that are easier for a baby to manage?

Narrow-necked bottles tend to be more versatile, because they will take most teats designed for this type of bottle. Silicone teats tend to be more expensive, but they are more durable and will last longer. Latex teats can, however, be softer than silicone, which

makes it easier for some babies to suck (particularly if they have a weak suck).

Choose a teat that is the right size for the age of your baby, and experiment a little to see if he prefers faster or slow-flow teats. Most babies will finish a bottle in no more than 20 minutes, so if it is taking longer, consider switching to a faster teat. If he’s finishing a bottle in less than 10 minutes, switch to a slower one.

I’ve found that some babies, particularly those who have started out being breastfed, seem to prefer the teats that are shaped more like a nipple, with a wide, flat base, and a “nipple-shaped” center.

* Did you know...?

That it is very important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when making up formula milk? This may seem odd at first, but it will soon become second nature. Formula milk is perfectly balanced to ensure that it is easily digestible, and meets your baby’s needs. Too much of the powder or liquid can cause your baby to become constipated, or thirsty; too little may mean she isn’t getting the nutrition she needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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