Breastfeeding week
National Nutrition Week
National Nutrition Week



Breastfeeding Week - August 2011
What makes breast best for mum?                                  print full article
As family lifestyles and responsibilities change, and new products are brought to market there has been a decrease in breastfeeding, with many families opting use formula to feed their babies, rather than breast milk.  A 2010 study by the Human Sciences Research Council found that only 25% of mothers in South Africa exclusively breastfed, while 75% used formula or mixed feeding of breast milk, formula, solids and other liquids during their baby’s first six months.       ... read more

Breastfeeding: Fast Facts                                                 print full article
Ahead of World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries, the Association for Dietetics in South Africa sends out a clear message: breast is best and families should make a conscious decision to choose breastfeeding to feed their babies, and so nurture their children’s short and long term health.
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Breastfeeding may lessen picky eating                             print full article
Something happens to some babies - even babies who are “good eaters” - after the age of two. Kids who were once happy to eat all sorts of things suddenly reject their old favourites and can also refuse to try new foods.    ... read more