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Infant formula scoop cup with baby formula
Mix a little fruit and veg with your baby’s premium formula for a tasty and nutritious meal. Apple and semolina layered pudding (1 portion) Ingredients 1 apple 30g semolina 90ml water 3 servings Novalac premium formula Preparation Peel, deseed and chop the apple. Put it in a saucepan and cover with water. Cook under cover on low...
Baby drinking milk from a bottle
More than three years ago, just after my baby was born, I happily signed the consent form in the hospital, giving the nurses permission to feed my baby a bottle of formula. It is something I did guilt-free with my son in that same hospital 10 years ago and,...
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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...
As loving parents, we all want to provide the best the world has to offer for our children in every aspect of their life and early childhood nutrition is no exception. I remember being a new mom and holding a six-week-old baby and walking into a local baby supermarket for...
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Today’s technology, computers and the World Wide Web have transformed our world into a global village. Gone are the days of pulling out a dusty encyclopaedia when you needed some information. Today we are spoilt and by the click of the button, we have access to pages and pages of up...
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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...
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Did you know that infant formula contains sugar and that this could have an impact on your baby’s health? Not all sugars are bad, though, and it’s important to understand the difference between what is meant by ‘sugars’ or carbohydrates. One of the main sources of dietary energy for infants...
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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...
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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...
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By this time in 2017, a third of South African children under the age of six months are now exclusively breastfed, which represents a nearly five-fold increase over the last 20 years. This massive shift is largely thanks to the combined efforts of breastfeeding advocates, healthcare providers and government.   National...
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