The one thing I never received was a heads up about what an emotional rollercoaster breastfeeding would be.
The void in my heart caused by our loss will always remain.
Parenty’s resident paediatric dieticians, Kath Megaw and Nutripaeds, explain how DEBM can save the lives of premature babies in NICU.
Parenty has joined forces with The Great Equalizer, an unfiltered, honest and (at times) irreverent account of the realities of being a parent in modern-day South Africa.
The closeness of their mother makes them feel comfortable and safe, like how they felt before being born.
The WHO says it is updating its guidelines to help member countries adopt new legislation to curb high sugar intake.

Why it’s OK for us to say ‘no’ to our children sometimes

There is a constant tug-of-war between doing what you think is right, and doing what you think other parents believe is right.

Raising sugar free superheroes

We are living in a fast-paced society. As humans, we want things now and we want everything to be convenient.

My experience with hiring and keeping a nanny

As much as it is in your home, being a nanny is still a job and should be treated like one

Siphesihle: The miracle baby that lived

Tshego Seane gave birth 8 weeks early to a baby girl who was not breathing and the doctor told her that her new baby was not going to make it.

Do you know what evil may lurk in the baby products you use?

The asbestos in talc-based baby powder can lead to respiratory problems and even cancer.

We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found

SA has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, and the problem is starting at ever-younger ages.

5 things I wish I had believed before becoming a mom

Everything truly fell apart once we got home and the weight of responsibility for this barely 2kg wrinkly alien being, who relied on us, completely hit home. What I wish someone had told me about the reality of the first 16 weeks of motherhood.

The schedule of a new mom

A lot of moms kept giving me advice about how being a mother does not come with a handbook.

You’re about to have a stroke, they said

I wanted to write this post for last years mothers day, but as we all know, life just gets so busy and I put it aside. Now, that I get to experience yet another Mothers Day, I thought it high time I put pen to paper.

Tips Meghan Markle & Prince Harry won’t need as new parents

With the world’s focus on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor it can seem like it is the only baby which was born this week. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.

Maternal separation anxiety

Parenthood presents us with a new reality that we have never been confronted with.We walk into a hospital as single individuals and we walk out with a plus one. We stay with the little ones for four to five months and one day we have to go back to work and this gives any parent some form of anxiety.

5 reasons why I don’t agree with the anti-vax movement

As one mom on Facebook, so eloquently put it: “People say ‘well what did people do before vaccines/antibiotics/pasteurisation?’ as if that’s an argument for going natural. They died, Carol. A lot of people died.”

The truth about breastfeeding

The reason I have tried to breastfeed for as long as possible is that I believe in the amazing benefits of breastmilk, over and above just feeding and hydrating her. It really is miraculous stuff.

I was told I would never have children

When you hear those earth shattering words. There is no explanation for the emotions that run through you. Dreams dashed.




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