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Women: All you need to know about your breast milk

Your breast milk also varies throughout a 24-hour period. First thing in the morning your milk is more plentiful and thirst-quenching, as your baby would have most likely fed less during the night.

Parenting: Breastfeeding and caring for your baby during COVID-19

Having a baby is already one of the biggest changes you will ever face. To do this with the dark cloud of fear and uncertainty that hangs over the world can’t be easy.

HIV and pregnancy: Keeping your baby safe

Mother-to-child transmission is the greatest source of HIV infection in young children. 1 in 3 pregnant women are HIV positive and it has been estimated...

Talks you need to have with your partner if you’re planning...

Are you planning to have a baby, or are already pregnant? There are a number of crucial questions that need to be asked and answered first...

8 Important things you need to make sure are in place...

When a woman is expecting, especially if it’s her first child, she does all she can to make everything clean and perfect for the arrival of the baby.

7 Good foods to introduce your babies to in their first...

Nutrient-dense complementary foods should be introduced to your babies from six months of age, along with continued breastfeeding.

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: How ultra-clean homes can cause your kids to...

Raising kids in ultra-clean homes increases their risk of developing the most common form of childhood cancer, a major review found.

How to spot dehydration in your breastfeeding baby

Dehydration is a matter of great urgency since it threatens the life of the baby. Even once it is corrected, irreversible renal and neurological complications may occur.

All you need to know about sterilizing your feeding bottle

There is no doubt that, scientifically, mother’s milk is best for the baby. However, there may be circumstances which oblige the mother to give up nursing the baby...

Helpful tips for feeding your twins

I have learned that feeding more than one baby at a time takes patience, a firm hand and, of course, a strategy (which may or may not change every time you feed them).

Tips to weaning your toddler off her bedtime bottle

It’s time for bed, your toddler cuddles down, her bottle in hand. She sucks hard as her eyes start to droop. She is soon asleep, her bottle fiercely clutched...

El-Rufai approves six months maternity leave for nursing mothers

The Kaduna State Executive Council has approved six months maternity leave for all new mothers in the state.

10 Worst birth control mistakes you’re making

When it comes to birth control, many people want to just set it and forget it. It’s there, it does its job, who wants to think about it, right?

Here’s why s3x hurts after childbirth!

After childbirth, experiencing pain during sexual intercourse is common. In fact, nearly nine in 10 women experience pain the first time they have sexual intercourse...

8 Vital things to put in place when expecting a baby

When a woman is expecting, especially if it’s her first child, she does all she can to make everything clean and perfect for the arrival of the baby.

Important parenting debates you need to have with your partner before...

Are you planning to have a baby, or are already pregnant? There are a number of crucial questions that need to be asked and answered first, as these can have a large impact on family success and wellbeing.

Top breastfeeding concerns according to mum

From your breast size to milk supply, registered dietician Abigail Courtenay answers your niggling questions.

All you need to know about these 6 weaning myths!

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health.

How to use apple cider vinegar steam as an instant relief...

Apple cider vinegar is a natural alternative to many over-the-counter nasal decongestants and sinus infection remedies. The vinegar helps to naturally clear the nasal passages as well as to eliminate infection.

The pros and cons of demand vs. schedule feeding

Most newborn babies feed between eight and 12 times a day, on a schedule that’s pretty unpredictable. This is normal. But is it possible to get your baby onto a more predictable feeding schedule? And is this good for her?