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.
If you’ve been breastfeeding exclusively for six months and plan to continue, you can expect to see some changes in your milk and your breasts.
As South Africans celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March 2016, the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) urges communities not to forget babies’ rights.
A trip to the toyshop can come with a lot of casualties. Without a sound guideline and shopping list, you will face the consequences, after all; no soldier has ever gone to a fight unarmed!