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choice-to-breastfeed-or-formula-feed
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...
baby-holding-formula-bottle
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 feeding soy formulas one day and cow’s milk the next, let’s try to think through this conundrum logically and systematically, together. It gets rather fiddly,...
mom-bottle-feeding-her-baby
In the past 20 years there has been a massive global push for mothers to exclusively breastfeed their newborns for the first six months of their lives. The science suggests this is a good way to improve their children’s later development. There has also been a large body of research...
mom-formula-feeding-child
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 your mind when you have a baby. Are the nutrients in formula enough for my baby? What do the labels on the tin mean? Do...
sugar-lumps
Unfortunately, many formulas on the market contain added sugars and because we want parents to make the best formula choice for their baby, BabyYumYum investigated the labels of some of the infant formulas available on the South African market. In our post Is the sugar in formula safe for my...
hungry-baby-drinking-formula
Even though our little ones’ “tummy problems” remain frequent topics of discussion, I have noticed that more and more mommies are asking me about “hungry” babies. This may sometimes go along with the other problems, such as spitting up formula, colicky symptoms, cramps and even waking up several times...
baby-formula-for-cows-milk-protein-allergy
At a paediatrics conference at the University of Cape Town, world-renowned researcher Professor Yvan Vandenplas presented on the diagnosis and treatment of cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA). Many babies suffer from allergies; however, their condition is often misdiagnosed or adequately treated. The stress does impact the family and we...
mom-making-formula-bottle-for-baby
I remember bringing my baby home after her birth and although I initially did breastfeed for the first few weeks, I felt my baby was just not happy and needed something extra to settle her. So, I would give her a bit of boob and then supplement with formula,...
mother formula feeding her baby
There are a couple of things that society has come to agree upon as relates to infant nutrition: breast is best and formula manufacturers have no place advertising in hospitals or anywhere else. But there is one more agreement equally as important: a parent’s right to choose. Parents’ choices, particularly...
teddy in suitcase due to mommy guilt
When you give birth to a baby, nobody warns you that you have just signed up to a lifetime of guilt. If it’s not something you’ve done or something you didn’t do, it’s something you think you’ve done. Your self-condemnation will be the result of an all-expenses-paid guilt trip,...
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