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The heart of Nutripaeds is to be a friendly resource of nutritional information and support for families with babies and children. A place to share your stories, ask your questions, request assistance and find out about what is new and happening in the field of paediatric and child nutrition.

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The Benefits Of Breastmilk For Preemies – by Jenna

All babies will benefit tremendously from breastmilk. But, for a premature baby, these benefits are so much more important. No other nourishment can compare to breastmilk and your preemie will need all the nourishment he can get. Your breastmilk is tailor made for your baby and for this specific time. What this means is that… Read more »

Eat Smart, Be Smart : nutrition for the brain – by Susna

It is that time of the year when the afternoon- air is no longer filled with the sounds of kids playing outside and the lunch-hour traffic is no longer such a nightmare, all thanks to EXAMS. But in some households, exam-time is just as hectic for the parent as the child….if not worse. It is… Read more »

To eat, not to eat, what to eat? The daily decisions of an FPIES parent – by Dan

We never actually thought I’d get around to writing this blog post. As you are all well aware, Mitch does not eat real food, he is on a special medicated formula. We are however so excited that our delightful food journey has slowly begun. You see dear Nutripaeds visitors it all started while we were… Read more »

Filial Therapy – by Bronwyn

I love to observe children in different environments, from school environments to parties and play dates, but I often find myself observing and noticing different child-parent interactions. Through play therapy, and working in collaboration with parents, I have often found that parents should actually be conducting play therapy sessions and not me! As strange as… Read more »

Keeping Lungs Healthy This Winter – by Dr Fiona Kritzinger

Dr Fiona Kritzinger Paediatric Pulmonologist, Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town Winter can be magical with the falling of leaves, inviting fires and hearty meals, but with it comes the huge challenge of protecting your child against colds and flu. In children colds and flu, caused by viruses, are mostly to blame for chest infections,… Read more »

Why is there quinoa in my baby’s food? – by Fiona

It would seem like a new fad where baby food products try to gain a competitive edge by advertising a new added ingredient or fresh twist to their products. In view of this, I decided to review the BumblesTM range of baby food products, focusing specifically on the Blueberry, apple and pear puree with Quinoa… Read more »