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Reflecting on the diverse experiences of breastfeeding mothers

Mothers face a multifaceted breastfeeding journey. They encounter common challenges such as latching difficulties, lack of support, and workplace obstacles. Breastfeeding Awareness Week (1 to 7 August 2024) aims to shift the stigma surrounding breastfeeding and formula feeding, highlight the critical role of support networks, and explore solutions to these challenges. Why mothers stop breastfeeding […]

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The role of the NICU in helping tiny warriors survive – and thrive

Approximately 84 000 preterm babies are born in South Africa every year. To mitigate the many risks that accompany these kinds of births, it may be necessary for these babies and their mothers to be referred to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Administering the proper treatments and having access to expert information on how

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Partners play integral role in healthy pregnancy, childbirth and beyond

Expectant parents can dramatically improve their journey into parenthood and foster a stronger bond by ensuring partners are actively involved in the fulfilment of specific roles at every stage.   Dr Dheshni Naidoo, a gynaecologist and obstetrician practising at Netcare Linkwood Hospital, notes that during this time, partners are often unsure of where they fit

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