Isabella “Pippie” Kruger was made famous when, as a 2 and a half-year-old burn victim from Limpopo, she received a revolutionary skin transplant operation. Pippie was severely burned when a bottle of gel firelighter exploded while her father was lighting a braai on New Year’s Eve. She suffered 80% full thickness third-degree burns. She was […]

Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health coverage, explores how pacifiers can affect your little one’s smile and how to minimise any negative oral health impacts. Pacifiers, often known as soothers or dummies, can be a lifesaver for parents trying to soothe a fussy baby. But, as with anything, there’s a time and place […]

Ah, the joys of welcoming a new bundle of joy into your life! As any seasoned parent will tell you, along with the adorable coos and cuddles come some not-so-adorable worries, especially when you’re gearing up for your baby’s first cold and flu season. While we can’t put your little one in a bubble (though, […]

There’s no “right” moment for pain and fever to strike. Yet, when they jolt your child awake in the wee hours, the challenge often feels magnified. Understanding the symptoms of pain and fever and knowing how to address them can make the experience less daunting for everyone involved. Why Do Children Experience Fever? Fever in […]

Adequate baby and child nutrition is imperative in order to achieve appropriate growth & development, build defence against infections and to decrease the overall incidence of life-threatening disease in childhood. Approximate energy, protein, iron, and folate requirements during childhood Age Energy kJ/day Protein g/day Iron mg/day Folate mcg/day 0-6 months 2700 13 6 65 7-12 […]

Returning to work need not be cause for anxiety or a reason to abandon breastfeeding. Carefully managed you can make the transition seamlessly. Here are 4 tips to make breastfeeding whilst going back to work easier: Consider when you are going back to work The age of your baby when you return to work will […]

Keeping a record of your breastfeeding may seem a little time consuming. Not only do you need to feed your baby, but then document the entire process as well! However, there is huge merit to the art of keeping a successful breastfeeding log book.  Believe it or not, a record of your feeds holds many, […]