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Mums delighted as spur supports breastfeeding

Popular South African family restaurant chain, Spur, has found its breastfeeding policy brought to the limelight after a customer posted a photo of their...
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You never stop parenting no matter your marital status

Raising children is no easy task, especially when your support is fairly non-existent and you’re going through a separation or divorce. My call of...
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So your birth didn’t go according to plan? Don’t blame yourself

One in four Australian mothers had a negative birth experience. By LittleDogKorat/Shutterstock Hannah Dahlen, Western Sydney University While childbirth is often a joyful event, it rarely unfolds...
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New parent? Here’s your family financial checklist

When you’re a new parent with a full plate of responsibilities and lots of new-baby expenses, getting your financial affairs in order is probably...
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Tokophobia: What it’s like to have a phobia of pregnancy and childbirth

Catriona Jones, University of Hull; Franziska Wadephul, University of Hull, and Julie Jomeen, University of Hull It’s very common for women to feel anxious about...
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How to deal with picky eaters

A picky eater can be defined as a toddler, child or teenager that avoids a number of foods from each food group or one...
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Going back to work after having a baby

Why would you consider hiring a professional nanny or au pair when nobody can do the job of caring for your children better than...
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Incorrectly using antibiotics causes antimicrobial resistance

In a national survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics – a responsible provider of colds and flu medication – more than 80% of South African...
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Tone down the nursery with monochrome

If you’ve decided to go for a gender-neutral nursery, a black-and-white colour scheme is a fantastic option. Not only will this work for boys...
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Breaking the silence around formula feeding

There are a couple of things that society has come to agree upon as relates to infant nutrition: breast is best and formula manufacturers...