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Margot Bertelsmann

Freelance writer, editor, proofreader. Words. Parenting. Spina Bifida. Laughter.
Is the use of palm oil in baby formula controversial?

Is the use of palm oil in baby formula controversial?

Palm oil is hard to avoid, appearing at least once in most families’ grocery trolleys. It’s in bread, soap, shampoo, biscuits and rusks, pizza...
Newborn baby drinking infant formula from bottle

Who funds baby formula? The short answer is not your medical aid!

When you have a hospital birth, you expect that your meals will be included in the (often astronomical) hospital bill you’ll receive. The hospital...

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...

Why is my baby reacting to his formula?

If your baby is fussy and you suspect it may be formula related, you just might be right. Before you start jumping between brands, or...

Salt in your baby’s diet

In recognition of Salt Awareness Week (11-17 March), we look at how much sodium is in baby formula or breast milk – and how...

Colic: what formula is best?

You can feel so helpless when your baby’s suffering. Here’s what you should know about colic and formula feeding. If you are currently living...

What’s the deal with RTF?

Liquid formulas are a thing. When we think of baby formula, most of us imagine those tins with the ring pull opener and the...