Breastfeeding - Therapeutic for Mother and Child

Despite the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of a child's life, many new mothers encounter challenges that prevent them from sustaining the practice, reports Ayanda Mkhwanazi for Health-e.

  • South Africa:   Challenges of Breast-Feeding

    Health-e, 12 November 2012

    Despite knowing the benefits of exclusive breast-feeding in the first six months of a child’s life, many new mothers often encounter challenges that prevent them from… Read more »

While HIV is no longer the prime reason why women do not exclusively breast-feed their new-born babies, trying to juggle work and being a new mother, combined with one’s living conditions are some of the reasons new mothers give for not exclusively breast-feeding.

  • South Africa:   Mother's Milk the Only Way

    Health-e, 25 August 2011

    In a strong move to encourage breast-feeding as a key intervention to promote child survival, the national Health Department has decided to promote exclusive breast-feeding for the… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Green Light for Breastfeeding Only

    Health-e, 24 August 2011

    South Africa will move to an exclusive breastfeeding strategy and discontinue the practice of providing formula feed through hospitals and clinics, health minster Dr Aaron… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Breast is Best - Health Minister

    Health-e, 22 August 2011

    Formula feed for infants should only be handed out if prescribed by a medical doctor, health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi told a meeting on breastfeeding today (MONDAY). Read more »

  • South Africa:   Breast-Feeding is Still the Best

    BuaNews, 24 January 2008

    The promotion of breastfeeding is one of global importance as thousands of infants are dying worldwide, succumbing to infection and malnutrition, due to not being breastfed. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Food for Breastfeeding Moms

    Health-e, 2 April 2007

    Powerful research on the benefits of breastfeeding changes government policy. Read more »

  • South Africa:   GAIN Welcomes Expanded Breastfeeding Policies for South Africa

    Gain, 30 August 2011

    The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) supports the government of South Africa in its move to expand breastfeeding policies as a crucial intervention for both mothers… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Department Observe Breastfeeding Week

    Govt of SA, 31 August 2011

    The Eastern Cape Department of Health observed National breastfeeding week from the 22 to 26 August 20011 at Elundini Sub District in Joe Gqabi District. Read more »


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