Breastfeeding

[LISTEN] You bank your money each month, so why not bank your breast milk?

We always tell moms breast is best but sometimes milk doesn't come when babies do. This breast milk bank is filling in these gaps.

‘I thought I’d breastfeed my baby for a year. That dream was short-lived’

We tell moms to exclusively breastfeed. But we don’t tell them about all the things that get in the way of that, including depression.

Good for mom, baby and boss

Employers should encourage mothers to claim their rights to breastfeed at work

Trump slams anti-breastfeeding claims

The US president hit back at The New York Times for publishing ‘fake news’

Breast is best: Exclusive breastfeeding could turn Africa’s child mortality tide

Malnutrition is a leading cause of death in under-fives, but there’s a simple — and free — solution that could save lives.

Four reasons why breast is best: Babies are smarter, healthier and better behaved

Infants are less likely to be obese and mothers' have a lower risk of cancer

​Exclusively breast-fed children are less likely to become antisocial teens and adults

Research shows mothers’ milk produces children less likely to be involved in crime.

The flush of hormonal success

Replacement therapy for menopause symptoms is considered safe – if the breast cancer risk is addressed.

Ignoring prenatal HIV care leads to a lifelong burden

Mothers blame themselves and their children can never give up their antiretrovirals.

New breast-feeding policy for HIV moms pays off

Exclusive breast-feeding, introduced in line with WHO guidelines, has proven safe for babies if the mother is on antiretroviral treatment.

Editorial: Right to cry over R9m in spilt milk

This isn't even incompetence; it's deliberate waste, and we'd go so far as to say it's fraudulent too.

Formula for disaster: North West’s wasted millions in baby milk

A department spends millions on buying goods, but fails to distribute it and then pays extra to dump it after realising it's past its sell-by date.

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

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Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

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Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it