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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 – and another ethicist plus a nutrition academic who disagree. Legislation around our food is governed in South Africa by the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act...
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Breast milk is incredibly beneficial and nutritious for your growing cherub. Known as liquid gold, that source of nourishment does not stop there. There are myriad immunity-boosting benefits to mother’s milk both medicinally and cosmetically. This natural medicine fights parasites, bacteria and viruses with the bonus of being a free...
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We know breastfeeding protects infant and maternal health, saves the economy money, and, once it’s going smoothly, can be simpler, easier and cheaper than having to prepare formula. But getting to a place where it feels “smooth and easier” can be tough. Although many women start off breastfeeding many...
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It is fairly impossible to write a generalised medical article about prematurity. Every prem baby has a different story, a different path and a different outcome. The ones who are expected to face complications often sail through, and the ones who ought to do well land up experiencing setbacks. There’s...
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Bruche De Bruin is a huge fan of the BabyYumYum Facebook page and website. She reveals how informative and helpful she found the #1 parenting portal, in particular, the notes on breastfeeding and the importance thereof. This is why … The moment we found out we were pregnant, we were...
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Premature babies are those born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier a baby is born, the greater chance there is of developing complications associated with prematurity. In my experience, it is not only the baby that is premature. Mom and Dad become parents prematurely as well. The experience is...
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As with any part of becoming a parent, learning how to breastfeed and express your breast milk takes time and patience. If you have both, it will just be a matter of time before you are milking like a pro! Q. What is expressing? Expressing is quite simply how you remove...
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Not always simple, but worth it. Tomsickova Tatyana/Shutterstock Amy Brown, Swansea University It’s difficult to talk about breastfeeding in a productive way right now. On the one hand, the UK’s breastfeeding rates are so low, that campaigns such as National Breastfeeding week have become really important in encouraging more people to support...
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Shutterstock Elloise du Toit, University of Cape Town Investigating the make up and composition of breast milk has been a critical part of understanding how newborn babies build their immune systems and ward off disease later in life. Initially it was thought that breast milk did not contain bacteria except when a...
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Every mom wants to give her baby the best start in life and breastfeeding is one way of doing that. A mother’s body produces the perfect life potion; a balanced and nutritious meal with all the macro- and micronutrients infants need for optimal growth and development. That is why...
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