Home > Parenting > Child > Nutrition Nutrition All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Dietitians say: 'Breast is best' We asked three dietitians, who are also moms, about their breastfeeding experiences and why breast is best. 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' 9 breastfeeding myths busted Breastfeeding will help me lose my baby weight, right? Wrong! We bust nine myths about breastfeeding. Toddlers who drink milk 'alternatives' may end up shorter The nutritional content of different milk substitutes varies widely, and some may shortchange children on protein, fat and other nutrients. Lunch and break timing affects kids' food choices and activity A study found that the specific food choices and activity levels children engage in may be influenced by the timing and duration of lunch and breaks. Does breastfeeding really make your preschooler smarter? The belief that babies who are breast-fed have advantages in their cognitive development has been a topic of debate for over a century. Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption A recent survey indicates that people who gardened as kids end up eating more fruits and vegetables by the time they get to college. Child malnutrition still widespread 22 years into democracy Two reports have been released in South Africa that show the unacceptably high proportion of children in poor living conditions. Moms in need of support for successful breast-feeding Limiting visitors early on and relying on the help of a lactation expert can get breast-feeding mothers off to a good start. Day care doesn't make kids gain weight A great concern is that when you take control out of parents' hands about what children are eating or doing during the day, they might end up being overweight. Health check: is caffeine actually bad for kids? Is there truth to the belief that coffee stunts children's growth or disturbs their rest? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?