First year

Parents' manual for newborns

Experts give new parents advice on how to avoid eight common mistakes, and provide them with tips to enjoy their new bundle of joy.

Breastfeeding and work - how to make it work

Most women do not receive adequate maternity protection and returning to work is often a barrier to breastfeeding. But, according to the law, this should not be the case as working moms in South Africa are entitled to breaks for breastfeeding.

Growing pains

"Growing pains" generally affect children between the ages of four and nine.

Weight loss after pregnancy

Many mothers get frantic about losing their figures as pregnancy progresses. Don't panic - help is at hand.

German measles

German measles is one of the common rash diseases of childhood.


Diarrhoea is an abnormal increase in the frequency and liquidity of the stools.

Kawasaki disease

This acute systemic illness causes fever and inflammation of the blood vessels.

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