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Author: Kim Jansen

Born Fighters

A premature birth can be described as an emotional rollercoaster ride and, simultaneously, a time of witnessing the miraculous, as a “preemie” fights to gain strength and keep growing. Kim Jansen explores premature or preterm births and how these warrior-like little ones develop. “When a baby born too soon grasps onto your finger, it is a tiny glimpse, a little flicker of hope and encouragement into understanding the strength of their fighting spirit,” says Julia Toivonen of L’il Aussie Prems Foundation. How early is “premature”? While the normal gestational age for a human baby would be 38 – 42...

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Breastfeeding Positions: Which One Is Right For You?

Breastfeeding is an incredibly special time for mothers and their babies. Kim Jansen speaks to renowned lactation specialist Linda Britz about all things concerning breastfeeding positions. When it comes to breastfeeding positions, Linda immediately clarifies that “there is no single correct position, as the breast is round.” She cautions mums to bear in mind that whatever position you choose to hold baby in, it is important to ensure that the latch is correct and that baby is swallowing well. There are a number of different breastfeeding positions. Some are easier than others, with mums needing to adjust to many of...

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What if it’s Not Just Baby Fat?

An alarming trend is on a steady rise in South Africa – that of toddler and child obesity. This is more than mere “baby fat”. Reports highlight that this trend is prevalent in developing countries, but the good news is that there is something we can do about it. Kim Jansen speaks to Cape Town-based dietician, Megan Pentz-Kluyts, to find out why this trend is on the rise, how to identify it in children, and what parents can do about it. Click here for full article Search for: Recent Articles How do you know: Your child is ready for...

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The Many Benefits of Being a Working Mom

Many working moms face the guilt of going to work instead of staying at home with their children. Now, research shows that the children of working moms actually benefit from being raised by such industrious women. Kim Jansen explains. 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 or wishful thinking Archives August 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 December 2016 September...

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