Articles about Breastfeeding

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Gauteng   Benoni Melkbekkies Breastfeeding and Baby Clinic Francoise van der Westhuizen SACLC – SA certified lactation consultant, BCur, AUDHS health service management Breastfeeding assistance and support. Information and advice about baby care.

Diet during breastfeeding

By Sanja Nel – Dietitian, SACLC (SA certified lactation consultant) Breastfeeding is truly the time of “eating for two” – your body is feeding a whole other person! A healthy diet is very important while you are breastfeeding: it will make sure that yo

Born to breastfeed

By Hettie Grove – Author of Born to Breastfeed, Born to be Breastfed, SA certified lactation consultant (SACLC)  You have heard it all, the benefits of breastfeeding, the risks of not breastfeeding….! Your breastfeeding plan has been written. Breastfee

Working mothers can also breastfeed

By Jane Pitt – nursing sister and midwife, breastfeeding advisor Breast milk has antibodies that pass from mother to baby, protecting baby from infection and this could mean having fewer medical bills and less days off work caring for sick children. Ba

Wetness is opportunity

By Kathy Abbott, IBCLC, www.BusyMomsBreastfeed.com / www.TheCuriousLactivist.Wordpress.com “Wetness is opportunity. It represents the openness of nature to what falls from heaven.” (From the book “Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth” by William Bryant

The process of lactation

(This article is also available in an audio format) By Hettie Grove – Registered nurse and advanced midwife, SACPE, ICCE, SACLC, SACLC course developer, IBCLC The process of lactation actually starts in the foetal period of the mother as a baby. Let’s

Mother’s Own – Ensure that your baby gets it!

By Louise Goosen – Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant So much has been written about breastfeeding but do we really appreciate what this wonder food does for our babies? Did you know for instance, that the unique first milk (colostrum) is r

Birth and breastfeeding: the domino effect

(This article is also available in an audio format) By Christine Klynhans – BCurI et A, SACLC – SA certified lactation consultant Most new mothers plan to breastfeed their babies and, according to the South African Demographic and Health Survey of 1998

Celebrating Breastfeeding Week – for those breastfeeding and not breastfeeding – this one is for everyone!

In celebrating Breastfeeding Week 1st to the 8th August, we bring you some advice from Dr Sarah Rayne from the Breast Care Centre in Johannesburg. This info will help you whether you are breast feeding or not so everyone can celebrate Breastfeeding wee

Working Mothers Can Also Breast Feed

Breast milk has antibodies that pass from mother to baby, protecting baby from infection and this could mean having fewer medical bills and less days off work caring for sick children. Babies in crèches can pick up more infections than babies at home.