Home > Parenting > Child > First year First year All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Should babies be given antibiotics in their first year? With a global increase in antibiotic resistance, here's what you need to know about the risks and benefits of giving your baby antibiotics before the age of one. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » Autistic savant 'reads minds' Tasting a lemon for the first time Why you should massage your baby Massaging your baby is a wonderful way of making special time for him/her, and a good way to strengthen your bond. 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. Vaccination can prevent gastro in babies Two vaccines – Rotateq and Rotatrix – can prevent up to 87 percent of all rotavirus illnesses occurring during a baby's first year. 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. Infants with unusual vision may develop autism Researchers suggest that focusing on above-average perceptual skills in young children may help predict autism. Growing pains "Growing pains" generally affect children between the ages of four and nine. Kawasaki disease This acute systemic illness causes fever and inflammation of the blood vessels. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.