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Month: January 2016

Feeding Your Baby on the Breast Milk Express

Many moms are unable to breastfeed for a number of reasons – from latching difficulties to a baby with a cleft palate, to painful nipples, or simply because mom prefers pumping and bottle-feeding. In these cases, moms can still give their babies the benefits of breast milk by expressing their milk with a breast pump to bottle-feed their babies. Dr Diana du Plessis explains how, with lots of tips and advice for expressing breastmilk. Click here for full article Search for: Recent Articles How do you know: Your child is ready for ‘BIG’ school Raising our beautiful boy with...

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Beating the winter blues for two

Being pregnant in winter is a mixed blessing. The South African summer heat can be exhausting for moms-to-be whose body temperatures are a tad higher due to their little “hatchlings”. But winter also means a prevalence of dreaded cold and flu bugs. Because your immune system is suppressed during pregnancy, you are likely to catch whatever is going around more easily. The good news is that cold and flu viruses are extremely unlikely to affect your pregnancy as your baby can’t catch them from you. And the bad news? You might feel twice as miserable because you cannot simply...

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Afro Daddy’s Shares His Story & Advice On Being a Dad

Afro Daddy’s Shares His Story & Advice On Being a Dad Q and A with Terence Mentor – aka Afro Daddy You and your wife are basically modern-day superheroes – rescuing babies, and giving them a loving home until they can find their forever family! How did you discover your superhero tendencies? Well, hold on a moment – we are far from superheroes! We’re just a couple who had the capacity, ability, and time to care for babies in the short term! It started way back when my wife (then still my girlfriend) was in her last year of...

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True or False?

Is it dangerous to have hot baths while pregnant, and can orange juice cause jaundice in your baby? Deciphering fact from fiction can be confusing for new moms. Luckily, midwife Louette Maccallum is on hand to answer and explain some of the FAQ’s and myths around pregnancy. To eat or not to eat? That is the question. Whether tis nobler to have the sushi or a well-cooked chunk of hake… Sushi: Raw wild fish may contain parasitic worms. If the fish has been frozen for at least 4 days, it is considered safe to eat. Salmon is high in...

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What’s happening to me?

What’s happening to me? Having a baby is a life-changing event, but did anyone warn you about the many smaller changes that will happen to you during your pregnancy? Sarah Meder, a doula and the Vice-Chair of WOMBS (Women Offering Mothers Birth Support), tells us about 10 common changes that pregnant moms can expect. Click here for full article Search for: Recent Articles How do you know: Your child is ready for ‘BIG’ school Raising our beautiful boy with autism Tummy time for tiny tots Toddler, job, housework …and pregnant. How to handle Baby #2 The Birth Plan: preparation...

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