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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...
Newborn baby drinking infant formula from bottle
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 bill usually covers your theatre time, bed, nursing care, and food, and you will be individually billed for each “consumable” you use during medical care. Consumables...
small-baby-with-constipation-sitting-on-the-floor-looking-for-mom
One of the worst things for us moms is seeing our kids sick or struggle, and when my seven-month-old starting getting cramps and constipation, it was frustrating and difficult. Prior to Luke* battling with constipation, we never had any issues, and I thought I had ‘escaped’ all of those common...
premature-baby
Our sweet, tenacious daughter was born on 6 May 2016 at 26 weeks gestation – 14 weeks too soon – and tipping the scales at a mere 620g. She was delivered via an emergency C-Section at 7:30am due to my preeclampsia (diagnosed at 22 weeks) progressing into HELLP syndrome. We...
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,...
palm-oil-palm-olein-fruit
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 bases, Nutella, peanut butters, ready meals… and definitely also in baby formula. But it’s receiving very bad press recently. Is it bad for you? Or...
salt-in-formula
In recognition of Salt Awareness Week (11-17 March), we look at how much sodium is in baby formula or breast milk – and how much salt babies can safely consume. Your kidneys filter the liquid in your body, sending excess into the bladder to be egested as urine, and resorbing...
sleeping-colic-baby
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 through the waking nightmare that is a baby with colic, all we can say to you is: we feel for you; it WILL eventually end;...
RTF-infant-formula
Liquid formulas are a thing. When we think of baby formula, most of us imagine those tins with the ring pull opener and the white powdered milk inside. Right? It was only a matter of time before someone figured out you could add the water before you sell it...
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