Home > Parenting > Child > How to care for your baby How to care for your baby All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Another reason why breast is best: Mother's milk fights bacteria that causes infections in infants A study found that human breast milk inhibits the growth of harmful, infection-causing bacteria in infants. 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' What are the secrets to safely soothing a cranky baby? Trying to soothe a cranky baby can be stressful, especially if you're a first-time parent. SA still has a long way to go to reach global breastfeeding targets, says health minister Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed beyond the first six months of their children's lives, but a lack of support from families and work commitments stand in the way. Newborn's gut 'microbiome' could give clues to weight later Could gut microbiome analysis tell if your infant will be an overweight toddler? WATCH: Men can now breastfeed babies thanks to this new device A Japanese tech company has produced an infant breastfeeding and sleep inducement device for fathers. Fungi in breast milk? These kinds are good for baby The presence of yeasts and other fungi in the breast milk of healthy mothers indicates that breast milk is an important source of microorganisms for growing infants. Nose holds clues to baby's first cold Scientists are beginning to understand that the types and numbers of bacteria in our respiratory tract can influence our respiratory health. How to safely soothe your baby's teething pain Many over-the-counter products for teething may be harmful to your baby – try these tricks instead. Featherlight, wireless sensors let parents cuddle their preemies The bundles of wired sensors currently in use can prevent parents from nurturing their premature newborn. It may be a good idea to delay your baby's first bath, according to new research New research suggests that waiting 12 or more hours before giving a newborn baby a bath may promote breastfeeding. load more articles 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.