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 Microplastics seeping out of baby's bottle, study shows Infants are likely exposed to an average daily dose of nearly 1.6 million microplastic particles through baby formula they drink from heated plastic bottles. 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' OPINION | Standing together to support breastfeeding for strong immunity Optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices can contribute to a more prosperous South Africa. Baby's meningitis case highlights growing danger of antibiotic resistance There are concerns about drug resistance in the common bacterium that causes meningitis, and researchers say it could change lab and clinical procedures around the world. Exercise might make breast milk's goodness even better Babies of mothers that exercise are less likely to experience chronic illnesses like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease as they age. Baby in your room, not in your bed - are parents listening? Even though many parents have been warned against bed-sharing, new parents may be getting inconsistent advice on bed-sharing from their paediatricians. 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. Hugs more calming for baby when given by mom or dad Researchers found that even though infants cannot speak, they recognise their parents through various parenting methods, including hugging. 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. 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. 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.