"I don’t know how much a tin of milk costs": A reader shares experience with long term breastfeeding

2019-08-08 14:42

"There is this cute laugh she makes immediately when I take out my breasts."

Human breast milk may help babies tell time

2019-08-06 13:32

The composition of breast milk changes throughout the day. Researchers believes that breast milk may help program infants' emerging circadian biology, the internal timekeeper that allows babies to distinguish day from night.

Breastfeeding best for HIV positive mothers, too - A WHO reminder for World Breastfeeding Week

2019-08-01 14:27

As long as a pregnant women is taking their ART treatment, they can breastfeed without passing on the virus to their child.

Early humans breastfed for up to 6 years, and it could be why they're extinct

2019-07-18 12:39

Scientists speculate that extended breastfeeding may have hastened the extinction of A. africanus around 2 million years ago.

Here’s how to make our cities breastfeeding-friendly

2019-06-27 11:30

The more comfortable women feel about breastfeeding in public, the better for both babies and society! Here's how we can make our cities breastfeeding-friendly.

Breastfeeding brings yet another bonus for moms – reduced risk of heart disease

2019-05-27 11:35

It seems moms could have yet another added bonus from breastfeeding their little ones – new research indicates breastfeeding could lower the risk of heart disease, especially if moms feed for as long as possible.

Breast milk has biggest benefit for preemies' brains: study

2019-05-15 19:47

Compared to formula-fed babies, those fed breast milk had significantly higher levels of inositol in the cerebral white matter, and significantly higher creatine levels.

Data says it's fine to have a drink or two while breastfeeding

2019-05-10 12:29

As blood alcohol level goes down, so does milk alcohol level. Therefore, there is no need to pump and dump.

Giant inflatable boobs appeared across London on Sunday — and if they make you feel uncomfortable, the message worked

2019-04-02 11:05

The four breasts, which varied in size and colour, are part of the #FreeTheFeed campaign, which aims to end the stigma around breastfeeding in public.

Wimpy responds to breastfeeding shaming incident

2019-03-13 21:15

A Parent24 reader shares a bad experience of being shamed while breastfeeding her child at a Wimpy in a Gauteng mall. But Wimpy came out in support of breastfeeding moms, saying their family restaurants are breastfeeding friendly.


SA still has a long way to go to reach global breastfeeding targets, says health minister

2019-08-06 15:38

Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed beyond the first six months of their children's lives, but a lack of support from families and work commitments stand in the way.

First Lady says South Africa must become a breastfeeding-friendly nation

2019-08-02 13:44

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 was kicked off by First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe who stressed the need for SA communities to be more supportive of breastfeeding mothers.

"I still received disapproving stares” Local mom shares her public breastfeeding experience

2019-07-19 13:47

A mom shares her experience with breastfeeding in public.

4 ways South Africa needs to get over itself to better support breastfeeding moms

2019-07-05 14:01

A lot has been done in recent years to promote breastfeeding in South Africa, but many new moms are still not receiving the right kind of support from government, the healthcare sector and society at large. So, South Africa, how can we help?

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.

Hilary Duff made the difficult and brave decision to stop breastfeeding her baby girl – and we fully support her reason for doing so

2019-05-17 12:41

Yes, breast is best, and we'll scream it at the top of our lungs. But we're totally behind Hilary Duff's decision to stop breastfeeding baby Banks. Here's why.

Game of Thrones actress Gemma Whelan's Instagram photo praised for breastfeeding in character

2019-05-15 10:27

This Game of Thrones star posted a selfie of herself breastfeeding her daughter between scenes, proving she's fiercely fulfilling her duties as both a mom and an actress.

Is it safe for me to take that medication if I'm breastfeeding?

2019-04-10 15:22

When a breastfeeding mother has questions about the safety of any medication she's taking, doctors currently have little evidence-based advice to offer.

Does breastfeeding hormone protect against type 2 diabetes?

2019-03-20 22:00

Previous studies have shown that the hormone prolactin, associated with breastfeeding, may affect insulin secretion and sensitivity.

The simple reason this mom wore her toddler on her back as she walked down the aisle

2019-03-01 12:01

Dalton wore her baby girl on her back as she walked down the aisle for a simple reason. But it made for the most special moment and beautiful images.

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