Breastfeeding

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Feeding and weaning … why does everyone have an opinion?

With a chuckle, an old school friend of mine confessed that when he was a teenager he would try to destroy his best mate’s...
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Charlotte’s story

Our sweet, tenacious daughter was born on 6 May 2016 at 26 weeks gestation – 14 weeks too soon – and tipping the scales...
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Surviving a newborn

“It would be easy, they said.” “What is there to it? Just feed them and let them sleep.” “I can’t wait to dress it up in...
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Formula or breastfeeding? It’s your choice!

In honour of Human Rights Month in March, meet ethicists who are worried that the government’s pro-breastfeeding policies impinge on certain constitutionally guaranteed freedoms...
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Otitis media – clearing the issue on ear infections

Otitis media, or middle ear infections, are extremely common among children. Parents find themselves continuously making appointments with their GP or ENT, and grappling...
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How health workers have adapted to South Africa’s breastfeeding policy

In the past 20 years there has been a massive global push for mothers to exclusively breastfeed their newborns for the first six months...
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Alternate uses for breast milk

Breast milk is incredibly beneficial and nutritious for your growing cherub. Known as liquid gold, that source of nourishment does not stop there. There...
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Born too soon: A personal account

It is fairly impossible to write a generalised medical article about prematurity. Every prem baby has a different story, a different path and a...
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Our early arrival

Bruche De Bruin is a huge fan of the BabyYumYum Facebook page and website. She reveals how informative and helpful she found the #1...
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Premature baby: the complications they face & how parents can help

Premature babies are those born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier a baby is born, the greater chance there is of developing complications...