September is Pharmacy Month and the theme for 2017 is “Don’t wait – vaccinate”, with the aim being to raise awareness of the importance of vaccines to prevent what are essentially avoidable illnesses.
There are a few basic guidelines to heed before you get started with your bath-time routine.
The World Health Organisation’s goal is to increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life to at least 50% by 2025. Globally, only 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed, but what are the sentiments about breastfeeding in South Africa for new and expecting moms?
The benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition and immunity. During breastfeeding, synaptic connections in the brain are made at a furious rate, and both mother and child need an adequate intake of omega-3 DHA for optimal health and development.
While the important presence of disease-fighting antibodies in breast milk is most commonly mooted by experts as the biggest benefit of breastfeeding, Dr Leneque X. Lindeque says that while this is certainly true, there are many additional advantages to breastfeeding that are often overlooked.
Crawling is your baby’s first method of getting around efficiently on their own.
If you want to start bottle feeding your baby, there are a few things you need be aware of before milk preparation.
It’s best to wait until your baby is three to four weeks old and breastfeeding has been established before introducing a bottle.
It’s not easy raising a little person – you have no idea what they are feeling, and their reaction to just about anything is laughing … or crying.