Home > Parenting > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid 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. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How to stimulate your baby How to massage a new baby Breastfeeding? Here’s what you should know Breastfeeding offers benefits to both baby and mother. Here are a few things you should be aware of. A non-violent society needs non-violent parenting Children learn violence from a young age, often within their homes, so to create a more peaceful South Africa, experts warn that care-givers must stop spanking kids. This common chemical may be tied to language delay in kids Researchers found that the risk for language delay was higher among children whose mothers had higher exposure to common chemicals called phthalates. Single father: 'I speak to my daughter about sex' Some parents, especially fathers, still believe it’s the role of nurses or teachers to educate their children about issues related to sex. Countries that ban spanking see less teen violence In countries that have a complete ban on corporal punishment, the rates of physical fighting among teens are as much as 69% lower than in countries without such a ban, a study has found. Benefits of breastfeeding Many women start breastfeeding when their babies are born but stop soon afterwards for a variety of reasons. Breastfeeding may shield baby from antibiotic-resistant bacteria Researchers say that breastfeeding appears to protect babies from dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria Home birth risky without professional assistance While culture is very important, women who want to deliver a baby at home should make sure they are helped by someone who is properly trained. C-section rates have nearly doubled since 2000 The number of babies delivered via cesarean section has nearly doubled worldwide since 2000 - to more than 21% of all deliveries - significantly higher than the percentage considered medically necessary. Here's another benefit of breastfeeding A study found that breastfeeding is one of many factors that could help protect against stroke. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.