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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,...
formula feeding aisle in supermarket
Being a second-time mom, you’d think that you could just follow the same recipe that you used for your first. The same clothes, the same pram, the same routine and the same way of feeding. But as we know, every little creature is different. Maybe we hope that all our...
baby-with-regurgitation-and-reflux
We all hear that breast is best, but often digestive problems such as reflux or regurgitation sneak in during the transition phase from breastfeeding to bottle feeding. Are you concerned that your baby may not be keeping enough milk down after feeds? Many babies have feeding issues of some sort...
donor breast milk in bag in fridge-min
Many women in developed countries like the US find that despite their best efforts, they are unable to exclusively breastfeed due to supply problems or other circumstances. They may feel pressured into finding some other way of ensuring their babies are exclusively breastfed, even though they cannot produce enough...