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Food allergies in breastfed babies

For any mom that is breastfeeding, baby allergies to certain food products can be a worry. No mommy wants to make her baby sick...
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10 FAQs regarding infant feeding

Today’s technology, computers and the World Wide Web have transformed our world into a global village. Gone are the days of pulling out a dusty...
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Why Opti-Baby & Kids is the school of choice

Opti-Baby & Kids welcomes your child every day with open arms. We understand the heart of a parent, and we do everything from a...
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Liver transplant from HIV+ living donor to negative recipient: key ethical issues

Fundamental questions of ethics are involved in donor transplant decisions. Shutterstock Harriet Etheredge, University of the Witwatersrand; Jean Botha, University of the Witwatersrand, and June Fabian,...
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How to stop breastfeeding

It’s time to start the weaning process, but you’re not quite sure how you feel about it – or where to start. Don’t worry,...
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Fathers need to get involved in the first 1000 days of their kids’ lives

Dads have a critical role to play in their children’s lives. Samuel Borges Photography/Shutterstock Tawanda Makusha, Human Sciences Research Council and Linda M. Richter, University of...
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11 essential teething questions answered

Signs of your baby’s first teeth are one of the significant moments parents look out for and celebrate. We asked Dr Candice Schwartz of...
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Where to go for help if you suspect your tot has a vision problem

A newborn baby’s general eye health must be checked by a paediatrician or family doctor (general practitioner). High-risk newborns (including premature babies) with a...
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Unpacking the nutrients required in your baby’s diet

Breast milk naturally contains vitamins and minerals, but what if you can’t breastfeed? If you are anything like me, you’ll have questions racing through...
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The group dynamic of new siblings

Many movies have been made, and many books written, about parents coming home with a new sibling. We watch these movies and read these...