Health & Nutrition


Benefits of Nucleotides for Babies and Toddlers

9 November 2018

Formula companies and hospitals acknowledge that breast milk is the best form of nutrition for babies below six months old due to its superior nutritional value and antibodies which helps babies build up their immune system.   One particular component that human breast milk has is a high concentration of nucleotides. Nucleotides have been found […]

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Is It Okay for My Child to Eat What We Have When We Dine Out?

30 October 2018

Imagine this scenario: You didn’t prepare a home-cooked meal for your young child and it is nearing dinnertime. Is it really okay for him or her to have the same food as you when dining out? We explore deeper into the heart of this question.   Your children have extremely sensitive taste buds and no […]

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5 Ways Fathers Can Support Breastfeeding Mums on Their Journey

11 September 2018

Breastfeeding mums face huge challenges – from latching issues, engorgement, breastfeeding illnesses such as mastitis and difficulties expressing milk comfortably at work. Breastmilk has been shown to be beneficial to babies’ development and the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends to breastfeed exclusively for at least the first six months of a child’s life.   A […]

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Breastfeeding: Benefits for Babies & Mummies

4 September 2018

Breast milk is the perfect nourishment for your baby. However, due to personal reasons or medical reasons, babies’ diets may need to be supplemented with infant formula.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is highly recommended that babies are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months of life, supplemented with solid food […]

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A Handy List of Healthy Snacks to Pack in Your Diaper Bag

7 August 2018

Your active little tot is full of energy, and that means he or she may need some snacks in between milk feeds and meals to keep up. Snacks are small, light bites for little tummies and, are handy to have around to divert meltdowns and tantrums. Snacks seem to have a bad rep for being […]

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8 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

26 June 2018

Pregnancy is hard work for a woman. It is especially important for pregnant women to eat well and eat right during this period as her body accommodates a growing baby. A balanced and healthy diet can help to ensure both mother and baby attain the essential nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy and foetal development. […]

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Essential Nutrients for Pregnant Mums

13 June 2018

Pregnant mums require extra nutrients to support the growth and healthy development of the foetus. Read on to find out the essential nutrients that pregnant mums should be consuming!   Folic acid/Folate – to prevent birth defects Folic acid or folate is a B vitamin that is crucial because it prevents babies from being born […]

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A New Parents’ Guide to Starting Solids for Children

26 February 2018

How do you know if it’s time to start your child on solids apart from drinking breastmilk or formula? For first-time parents, feeding your child is only as hard as you imagine it to be. It can be as easy as A-B- C with the right knowledge. First, a little checklist: Signs that your child […]

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An informed parents’ guide to diarrhoea

26 February 2018

New parents would agree that they would never expect to be engrossed in a discussion about poop. Besides monitoring for a change in colour, consistency and frequency, parents need to know what to do when your baby or toddler has a diarrhoea. First, what sort of symptoms should you observe before addressing the case of […]

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How to Make Vegetable Purees for Babies

12 December 2017

Starting your baby on solids is a fun and exciting journey! Most babies are ready to start at around 6-months old, and it is essential to ensure that your child can sit upright with minimal support to reduce the risk of choking. During the initial stages of traditional weaning, babies are typically spoon-fed with soft […]

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