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Mother’s day is nearly here!

… so we thought we’d dig up some interesting mothering facts…

> There are about 2 billion mums in the world.
> On average, mums take 2 minutes 5 seconds to change a nappy, while dads take only 1 minute 36 seconds.
> Elephants give birth to the largest babies… after enduring 22 months of pregnancy, she gives birth to a 200-pound calf.
> The oldest mother in modern history to give birth was Rajo Devi Lohan from India. She was 70 years old!
> Modern mums in the UK have an average of 2 kids. In the 1950s, they had an average of 3.5 kids. In the 1700s, they had 7–10 kids.
> In Cuba, new mums get 6 months maternity leave with full salary. Nice!

Vitamin D ...!

Did you know that The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has updated their recommendations on vitamin D supplementation for the whole population, including newborn babies..?

It’s now recommended that everyone over one year of age should take a 10µg/d vitamin D supplement daily and, as a precaution, breastfed babies from birth up to one year should also be given a supplement of 8.5 to 10µg/d vitamin D per day. Babies who are formula fed do not require vitamin D if they have 500ml/day of infant formula or more, as infant formula includes added vitamin D.

Read more here

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1. Ervin the Elephant
2. Eddy the Elephant
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