breastfeeding

 
Good for mom, baby and boss
Good for mom, baby and boss
Every August we take time to celebrate women — yet despite women having equal rights, employers in South Africa still have a long way to go...
Trump slams anti-breastfeeding claims
Trump slams anti-breastfeeding claims
The Trump administration has denied claims that it attempted to strongarm government officials from other countries into watering down the World...
Four reasons why breast is best: Babies are smarter, healthier and better behaved
Four reasons why breast is best: Babies are smarter, healthier and better behaved
Most new South African mums start breast-feeding, but they don’t keep at it for long.
​Exclusively breast-fed children are less likely to become antisocial teens and adults
​Exclusively breast-fed children are less likely to become antisocial teens and adults
The longer mothers exclusively breast-feed their babies, the less likely their children are to develop behavioural problems, known as conduct...
The flush of hormonal success
The flush of hormonal success
Melinda Scott* (56) pressed her hands against the green-striped wallpaper she was hanging. Once she knew it wouldn’t fall she grabbed the roller on...
Ignoring prenatal HIV care leads to a lifelong burden
Ignoring prenatal HIV care leads to a lifelong burden
Tears stream uncontrollably down Samantha Benjamin’s* cheeks as she cradles her four-month-old daughter Francis* in her lap. “I know that it is...
New breast-feeding policy for HIV moms pays off
New breast-feeding policy for HIV moms pays off
Government’s decision in 2011 to introduce a policy of exclusive breast-feeding for babies born to HIV-positive mothers, is paying off.
Editorial: Right to cry over R9m in spilt milk
Editorial: Right to cry over R9m in spilt milk
Late last year, the auditor general noted about R30-billion in wasteful and fruitless expenditure on the part of state bodies. By comparison, the...
Formula for disaster: North West's wasted millions in baby milk
Formula for disaster: North West's wasted millions in baby milk
The North West health department bought R7-million worth of baby milk formula, failed to distribute it for three years, and then spent almost...
Pope Francis has no scruples about public breastfeeding
Pope Francis has no scruples about public breastfeeding
He is 77, celibate, and occupies a role that tends to entail at least a modicum of prudishness.
[Video]Breastfeeding safely with HIV
[Video]Breastfeeding safely with HIV
This is the story of two South African HIV positive women who are taking care of their own health and that of their babies by breastfeeding on ARVs.

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