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Breastfeeding

No breastfeeding mother should be verbally abused or pepper-sprayed

A mother from Vanderbijlpark has reported that she was pepper-sprayed in her car while breastfeeding her four-month-old baby.

Fun

Lootlove shares adorable first photos of twins 'Hip and Hop'

Celebrity mom and television personality Luthando Shosha has revealed the first official photos of her kids to the public and we are in love.

Babycare

Dispelling the myths around cloth nappies

Not sure about making the switch from disposable to cloth nappies? We bust 5 myths that might be stopping you.

Babycare

Preventing infant deaths: The ABCs of safe baby sleep

Richard Gunderman from Indiana University advises parents of the ABCs of safe baby sleep: having baby sleep ALONE, on their BACK and in their CRIB.

Newborn

Ubuntu Baba founder shares her truth about post-natal depression

Ubuntu Baba CEO Shannon McLaughlin opens up about her PND experience.

Breastfeeding

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

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.

Lifestyle

Miracle baby celebrates first birthday

She weighed just 300g when she was born, now Hope Daniels has celebrated her first birthday.

FAQs

BABY HOW TO: Our handy guide to babies!

New parent? Here's our list of the important bits you want to know.

Breastfeeding

'Feeling like an effing cow' - Troian Bellisario talks about her love-hate relationship with breastfeeding

"No matter how much I hate pumping or how complicated my relationship with food is, it has been a joy, an honour and a no-brainer." Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario recently took Instagram to share about her breastfeeding experience.

Breastfeeding

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

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

Breastfeeding

IN PICTURES: Unveiling the stigma around breastfeeding this Women's Day

"This was an important project to me because the subject is a central axis for current debates and highlights the current influences and outside factors affecting women, breastfeeding and infant health."

Lifestyle

5 local celeb mommies who celebrate public breastfeeding

We list 5 local celeb moms who are advocates for public breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding

Takkies on breastfeeding a toddler: 'She now tries to whip out my milk machines in public'

Breastfeeding past infancy is usually frowned upon, but it shouldn't be, and celebrity mom Takkies is enjoying the experience.

Breastfeeding

Food scarcity, family stress among barriers to exclusive breastfeeding in South Africa reveals NWU study

"We need programmes that will help support mothers on a psychological and psychosocial level." North-West University lecturer Chantell Witten highlights key findings from her Lerato la Mme study to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week.

Lifestyle

Gauteng baby who weighed just 440g at birth is ‘a little fighter’

She weighed just a little more than a can of cool drink at birth but Ruaché Botha’s parents are hopeful.

Breastfeeding

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

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

Breastfeeding

“Too many mothers are throwing away life-saving breastmilk”: Why you should consider becoming a breastmilk donor

Moms of preemies and adoptive moms share how donated breastmilk saved the lives of their little ones. Here's how to become a volunteer.

Development & Behaviour

Does multi-language exposure confuse babies?

As adults, we can locate word boundaries in our native language effortlessly. Babies have to learn the same skill for their native language, as learning to isolate word forms is a critical skill in learning new words. So how do bilingual babies do it?

Toddler (1-2)

WATCH: Cardi B devastated over missing her daughter's first steps

The working mom couldn't take a call informing her that daughter Kulture had taken her first steps and is gutted to have missed the massive milestone.

Fun

WATCH: These dads 'giving birth' at a baby shower is just too much

"You got to shake bae, you got to shimmer. Use those shoulders." If only real-life labour were this easy.

Fun

Babies with toothy smiles are breaking the internet

These images prove that maybe newborn gummy grins are better for everyone!

Sleeping

New baby? You won't sleep well again for 6 years, says study

Study shows parent's sleep satisfaction and duration does not fully recover for many years after the birth of their first child.

Fun

Dads shown major love on nappy packaging and it's about time

A well-known brand is targeting the absent, uninvolved dad cliché by placing images of fathers lovingly holding their babies front and centre.

Fun

Dad spends 104 days knitting baby's sleep patterns into a blanket

An entirely different kind of labour of love.

Babycare

'We had no choice': Pacific nation the first to ban disposable nappies

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is preparing to ban disposable nappies by the end of 2019, with their Minister of Foreign Affairs saying the country has no choice if they are to survive.

Babycare

Learn about the science behind babywearing, with Ubuntu Baba founder Shannon McLaughlin

"A baby carrier allows her to be hands-free yet still keep her baby close to her heart. It's a comforting experience for both mom and baby." Shannon McLaughlin, founder of Ubuntu Baba, answers our questions on babywearing.

Fun

Tot tries mango for the first time and it’s the cutest thing you’ll see all day!

Suck, nibble, bite or chew? We’re not quite sure which method works best, but this adorable tot shows us that the best way to enjoy a mango is entirely up to you.
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