Breastfeeding: What every African mum should know (part 2)

Im my previous post (which I encourage you to read if u have not), I introduced the topic of breastfeeding with a focus on an African mother. I discussed the technique of breastfeeding, introducing supplementary feeds as well as formula feeding. As promised I will conclude that discussion in this second part, which is just… Continue reading Breastfeeding: What every African mum should know (part 2)

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Breastfeeding: What every African mum should know (Part 1)

Breastfeeding is not unique to African mothers and neither is it a new thing, however many issues around this simple act of feeding a baby are unique to Africa and they warrant discussion. After working in a neonatal as well as a paediatric unit for a few years I have noted with great concern a… Continue reading Breastfeeding: What every African mum should know (Part 1)

Lives Barely Lived: Africa’s Loss

In Africa our children die less from diseases and more from poverty, ignorance and belief systems. Not their own but those of their parents and societies. A few days ago, a young mother brought her child to hospital who was gasping for dear life and taking her last breaths. We tried to help her but… Continue reading Lives Barely Lived: Africa’s Loss