South Africa has the lowest rate of exclusively breastfeed babies under 6 months of age in the world. Many South African mothers want to breastfeed and almost all of us try. Yet within three months more than two-thirds of us have already begun to use formula and by six month, more than half of us have completely stopped breastfeeding altogether. So where do we turn for help?
Many women with cracked and sore nipples often want to know if there is an anything they can apply to their nipples to speed up healing and alleviate pain. Although there are a variety of nipple creams and ointments on the market, the scientific evidence to determine the efficacy and possible side effects is limited.
Accurate assessment of the wound will facilitate the development of an effective treatment program that allows optimal wound healing to occur. A four-stage system for rating nipple trauma has been developed to standardize the reporting and management of nipple trauma.
A great way to prevent stretch marks is to ensure that skin maintains its maximum elasticity throughout pregnancy by keeping your skin well-hydrated. One of the best and easiest ways to do this is by using a skincare product made with of a balance of three types of skincare ingredients: humectants, emollients, and occlusive agents.
Cosmetics are among the most commonly used non-invasive techniques to reduce the unwanted appearance of cellulite. Most anti-cellulite products contain caffeine, and/or retinol formulations, and/or botanical derivatives as the main active skincare ingredients.
A woman’s body experiences many changes during pregnancy. One such unfortunate change is the deposition of cellulite. Pregnancy is the perfect storm for cellulite formation since all of the formation mechanisms are working at the same time.