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Do You Play Your Part In Supporting Mums To Breastfeed?

Breastfeeding Support

Supporting breastfeeding is not just for health professionals; it involves all of society.  Not many people realise the impact they can have on a mom’s experience when it comes to exclusively breastfeeding her new baby for the first six months of life.  Misguided advice, thoughtless comments and shaming attitudes from …

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School Children And Their Changing Nutritional Needs

Kids eating school lunches

As our kids enter their school-going years their growth is steady, but slower and somewhat less dramatic when compared to the rapid baby-toddler-to-little-person transformation.  It’s an interesting time nutritionally as school-going children tend to be more open to trying different foods and are developing their foodie likes and dislikes.  They …

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Food & Mood – How Nutrition Affects Mental Health

Nutrition and your mood

As the global pandemic has unfolded, our worries have not just been about the threat to our physical health.  Worldwide, rates of stress, anxiety and depression have soared in response to the dramatic changes to just about every aspect of our lives.  With no end in sight for COVID-19, our …

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Optimising Healthy Eating Habits

Home Cooking

There’s nothing quite like a (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime experience of a global pandemic to focus our attention on the status of our health, and the preventative benefits of a healthy lifestyle.  As rolling lockdowns have restricted our movements and options, and tightened our belts, we’ve had little choice but to adapt …

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New To Motherhood in Covid-19 Times

New Mother ADSA Pregnancy Awareness Week 2021

The six weeks after childbirth, known as the post-partum period, is a vulnerable time for women and their infants.  The impacts of the ongoing pandemic have only heightened concerns that new mothers in South Africa are able to access the care and resources they need as they step into motherhood. …

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