Home > Parenting > Child Child All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Childhood abuse increases suicide risk Drug users with a history of severe childhood abuse may have an increased risk for suicide, a new study says. Child News Many women are sharing breast milk, and that has health experts worried According to new research, there is a risk of dilution, or contamination with viruses or bacteria, particularly with donor breast milk obtained online. More in Child News How childhood risk factors can predict adult obesity Another reason why breast is best: Mother's milk fights bacteria that causes infections in infants WATCH: Why spanking your children is bad for them What are the secrets to safely soothing a cranky baby? Child Linking neurons and neighbourhoods: It’s time to rethink our early childhood development interventions The backdrop of two hypothetical children’s lives in the same block of flats in Hillbrow is intractable poverty, crime and inequality – but the way they eventually turn out couldn't be more different. See all Child » Nutrition Babies need to be exposed to a variety of foods Introducing babies to a variety of fruits and vegetables and other types of foods early on is key to a better diet quality later on. See all Nutrition » Child 5 articles to help you prepare your kids for the school year ahead Now's the time to take action to ensure healthy, happy children for 2019. We put together a list of articles to help you achieve that goal. See all Child » News Old-fashioned toys beat digital gifts for kids, paediatricians say Traditional playthings like dolls, cars, blocks and crayons have given way to the virtual – from games played on mobile devices to talking animals that read stories out loud. See all News » Take action ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Nutrition Breastfeeding isn't just good for the baby – it may help a mom's heart Research suggests women who breastfeed have stronger immune systems. See all Nutrition » News Making your child say sorry may backfire Children know when someone is truly sorry and an insincere apology may increase the offended child's dislike of the child offering the apology, research shows. See all News » How to care for your baby Foetal kicks may help babies understand their bodies Researchers have found that foetal movement is one of the ways babies develop a sense of their own bodies. See all How to care for your baby » News Mom sucking baby's dummy may protect against allergies New research found that the babies of mothers who sucked their dummies clean had lower levels of antibodies related to allergic responses. See all News » advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.