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 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. 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 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. Benefits of breastfeeding Many women start breastfeeding when their babies are born but stop soon afterwards for a variety of reasons. Here's another benefit of breastfeeding A study found that breastfeeding is one of many factors that could help protect against stroke. Is it okay to drink alcohol while breastfeeding? An expert weighs in You didn't touch a drop of alcohol throughout your pregnancy – but is it safe to have a glass of wine while you breastfeed? We take a look during World Breastfeeding Week. Honey helps when kids swallow button batteries A new study found that honey works as a protective barrier between an ingested battery and human tissue. This is why your kids are sleeping less these days Yes, your touchscreens are to blame. Different ways of keeping in touch with your kids at college You don't have to wait for a call from your grown offspring anymore. Nowadays you have a variety of ways to keep in touch. SA experts call for more foetal alcohol syndrome awareness Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term for a group of permanent, life-long and irreversible conditions caused by the effects of alcohol on a foetus. Here's how doctors are helping babies who can't sweat Without the presence of a key developmental protein (EDA) in the womb, sweat glands can be irreversibly impaired from birth onward. When is it OK for parents to let their kids watch violent movies? Violence in films has tripled since 1985. Find out why parents are justifying certain types of violence. Can you get pregnant from pre-ejaculate fluid? We find out whether it's possible to get pregnant from pre-ejaculate fluid. 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 Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.