Home > Parenting > Child > Baby centre Baby centre All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy When a baby is unusually quiet There are many reasons why a baby could be crying. But what does it mean if your baby is unusually quiet, and when should you worry? TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Baby born as truck kills mother Beautiful short film about radioactive contamination in Japan The health benefits of breastfeeding Breastfeeding has many great health benefits for both baby and mother. Here's why most moms should try to breastfeed for at least six months or longer. What makes a mom breastfeed? The health benefits of breastfeeding are well-known and yet there are many other factors that influence a mother's decision on whether to breastfeed or not. Your complete guide to breastfeeding After the delivery of your baby, a breastfeeding consultant, your midwife or a maternity ward nurse will guide you slowly through the steps of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding in public Should or shouldn't you breastfeed in public? If you do, here are some handy hints to make it easier for you and those around you. Handy tips for successful breastfeeding Many mothers think that breastfeeding is the easiest part of motherhood. But, like most other things, practise makes perfect. Here are a few tips to ensure success. Breastfeeding questions answered Breastfeeding should be natural for women, right? Most new moms struggle to perfect the technique. We asked some experts to answer moms' most frequently asked questions. “ Latest comment on Health24 Lana Cilliers says... Alfons..... youre a sexist pig How drinking devastates the Western Cape ” Dealing with your new baby We take a look at weight gain, neonatal jaundice, your baby's first stool, visitors and much more. Why breast is best We’ve all heard that “breast is best”. But why is breastfeeding so important? Caring for your breasts Many people make a great fuss over breast care and recommend all sorts of potions and lotions. If your baby is latched correctly, breastfeeding will be painless. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.