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The pasteuriser

There is a post I have been itching to write for nearly 4 months.   Drops4Life received a brand new pasteuriser in mid March, and I naively believed I would simply plug it in and start using it. However I … Continue reading

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Thanks to the donors

On the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, the milk bank’s doctors and I hosted a tea for the donor mothers.  I enjoyed it thoroughly, as it was good to meet the mothers and hear them share their different breastfeeding and donating … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding is good for the mother’s heart

Donating milk is heartwarming, but there are apparently other benefits.  In May, a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that having breastfed has a positive impact on a mother’s blood pressure.  The effects last … Continue reading

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The Pink Teddy

What a momentous week!  Thanks to everyone who responded to the appeal for Milk for Angelina.  I was overwhelmed with the kindness from all sides.    We are working on logistics, and have managed to get depots in Stellenbosch and … Continue reading

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Angelina needs breast milk

This week (1 – 8 March) is National Milk Banking Week in South Africa. The Paarl Breastmilk Bank started operating at the end of August 2012, so is just over 6 months old.  What a learning curve!  It’s felt very … Continue reading

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