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Rooibos tea can’t replace baby formula, experts warn

July 11, 2019
OurHealth  

While South Africa’s most popular tea is rich in antioxidants, it’s not suitable for babies. But struggling mothers often replace breast milk or formula for rooibos and water.

Breast milk reserves in danger of running out

July 10, 2019
OurHealth  

The South African Breastmilk Reserve is calling for breastmilk donations to replenish its depleting stock.

Bosses urged to support breastfeeding at work

June 19, 2019
OurHealth  

Many breastfeeding moms stop breastfeeding their babies when they go back to work because their workplace environments aren’t conducive to expressing milk.

Breastfeeding should be encouraged not forced, say HIV+ moms

June 5, 2019
OurHealth  

While exclusive breastfeeding is encouraged, some women in Mpumalanga living with HIV claim nurses force them to breastfeed their newborn babies.

Babies face ‘dire consequences’ if given solids too soon

September 12, 2018
OurHealth  

The World Health Organisation recommends that infants should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health – but it’s not always possible.

Breastfeeding’s protections last into old age

Recent research suggests that breast milk can protect newborns from developing obesity and diabetes later in life.