Why a few days of formula after birth won't harm breastfed babies

2019-07-30 08:49

We all know breast is best, but a new study says supplementing with formula for a few days won't harm your baby.

Researchers discover yet another reason why breast is best for fragile preemie babies

2019-06-21 08:00

Preemies are vulnerable and at a higher risk of contracting a potentially deadly intestinal infection, but researchers have discovered an antibody in breast milk which protects them.

Fungi in breast milk? These kinds are good for baby

2019-03-07 13:30

The presence of yeasts and other fungi in the breast milk of healthy mothers indicates that breast milk is an important source of microorganisms for growing infants.

Milk directly from the breast is best for baby's weight

2018-10-30 17:54

We know that breast milk is better than formula, but it seems that babies who receive milk directly from the breast are much better off.

Breastfeeding in the workplace: SA's policies lagging

2018-08-07 09:46

It’s International Breastfeeding Week, but SA is far behind in workplace breastfeeding policy.

'I am HIV positive – can I breastfeed my child?'

2018-06-08 11:19

An HIV positive mother from Limpopo was advised not to breastfeed but to use baby formula milk, which she cannot afford because she is not working.

Donate breastmilk and save lives!

2018-03-02 13:52

By donating your breastmilk, you can help save the lives of premature infants and ensure that other moms can also give their babies the best possible start to life, writes Riëtte Grobler

9 breastfeeding myths busted

2017-08-05 11:17

Breastfeeding will help me lose my baby weight, right? Wrong! We bust nine myths about breastfeeding.

Breast milk bank launched in Limpopo

2016-07-07 15:04

The Limpopo provincial Health MEC, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, launched the first breast milk bank at the Mankweng Hospital.

Preemies' brains boosted by breast milk

2016-05-04 11:31

MRI scans have shown that babies who consume more breast milk have larger brain volumes.


Lilly Allen’s breast milk helps premature babies

2019-07-01 15:02

The 34-year-old British pop star has been helping premature babies whose mothers can’t produce enough breast milk.

Working moms lack supportive workplace environments to express breast milk

2019-06-10 11:20

Many breastfeeding moms stop breastfeeding their babies when they go back to work, because their workplace environments aren't conducive to expressing milk.

Pumped breast milk falls short of breastfed version

2019-02-18 14:40

Researchers have found that breast milk from women who pumped tended to have more potentially bad bacteria — and less abundance and diversity of friendly germs — than milk from women who only fed their infants from the breast.

5 ways your baby benefits from breastfeeding

2018-09-14 18:00

Breast milk is rich in antibodies that cannot be artificially made. Here are more reasons why breast milk is good for your baby.

Why Khloé Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby

2018-08-07 05:36

Faced with insufficient breast milk, the reality star had to use other alternatives to give her baby the necessary nourishment.

Does mom's dagga end up in breast milk?

2018-04-20 18:03

The exact consequences of the small amount of dagga that might be ingested by babies through breastfeeding aren't yet clear. On International Weed Day we take a closer look.

Dietitians say: 'Breast is best'

2017-09-14 13:00

We asked three dietitians, who are also moms, about their breastfeeding experiences and why breast is best.

Surprising uses for breast milk

2017-08-01 12:10

Have you used breast milk to clear your baby's blocked nose? Then you may be interested to learn of other, less obvious ways moms use their milk!

Weird (and gross) things parents save

2016-05-30 12:55

Some call them memorabilia, but when does it become crazy?

Mother's milk a miracle medicine for mom and baby

2015-08-05 21:30

Breastfeeding your newborn comes with several benefits such as providing protection against infections, reducing stress and combatting weight and digestive problems.

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