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By Melissa Jane Cook The World Health Organisation promotes exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life. We explore some of the benefits of the act of breastfeeding for both a mother and her baby. Most moms are aware that their breast milk contains an abundance of nutrients...
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Just as with natural birth stories, there are both bad and good Caesarean birth stories. Mine was fortunately a good one, so I wanted to settle the nerves of other C-section mamas and share how I recovered from my Caesarean. There is an important part of my pregnancy that I...
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Kamanie Kissoon recalls how the best Valentine’s gift of her life became her worst tragedy. My story began on the 14 February 2016 at exactly 2am when I woke with a sharp, shocking pain in my lower back. I dragged myself to the bathroom as I needed to pee, when...
So you want to know what is causing your baby’s discomfort, but it is so difficult to know what is the right thing to do to help your little one with the particular discomfort he/ she is experiencing.  In the next couple of blogs we will be looking...
We attended a Paediatrics conference at the University of Cape Town where world renowned researcher Professor Vandenplas presented on the diagnosis and treatment of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA). So many babies suffer from allergies, however their condition is often misdiagnosed or adequately treated. The stress does impact the...
As your baby grows she increasingly explores the world she lives in, plays outside, swims, rolls around and generally becomes more active. All this can be quite tough on her hair and it's perfectly normal to experience knots. We know that moms may find it tough to manage your baby’s...
Sleep training. What a heated debate. Ask any parent that has been parenting in this century and they are sure to have an opinion about whether they are for or against it. In our experience, it has a great deal to do with what parents believe sleep training is,...
Even though our little ones’ “tummy problems” remain frequent topics of discussion, I have recently noticed that more and more mommies are asking me about “hungry” babies. This may sometimes also go along with the other problems, such as spitting up formula, colicky symptoms, cramps and even waking up...
BabyYumYum Expert and Baby Whisperer Meg Faure, is here to answer your baby and parenting related questions. She helps this tired mom get some sleep. "My baby girl turned 1 in December and we've been so blessed with good health. The sleep department is a nightmare though! She's been a...
Your baby’s tummy is one of the first places s/he will identify pain. Any distension of smooth muscle (which is what the bowel is made up of) causes pain and discomfort no matter how old you are. Remember that your baby may be showing emotional pain at times, when...

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