Drinking alcohol while you are pregnant or breastfeeding can cause a lot of harm to your baby

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Alchohol can hurt your baby's brain and cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

A child with FAS is brain damaged for life. There is no cure for FAS. Your child will have big problems with learning and will not be able to live a normal life.

It is never too late to stop drinking, even if you are already pregnant.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Talk to your health care worker or doctor about giving up alcohol.

Breast is best! Breast milk contains nutrients – it helps newborns fight infection and develops their immune systems

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

There is a less than 1% chance of transmitting HIV via breastfeeding while on ARVs.

Formula feeding is another feeding option. Although formula feeding will eliminate the risk of transmitting HIV via feeding, it also places the baby at risk of developing other serious life threatening infections.

Feeding infants pre-chewed food (food which you have partially chewed in your mouth) is not recommended.

Opportunity knocks for UCT student’s scholarship to Yale

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Despite having a busy schedule and going through a rigourous selection process, Babatunde’s never ending determination resulted in him being chosen as UCT’s Fox Fellow for 2018/19.
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TB is a lung infection and is spread by coughing

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

TB usually harms the lungs, but can also spread to the brain and cause meningitis. The tummy, bones and lymph nodes can also be harmed by TB.

TB is very common in Cape Town. You can catch TB by breathing in someone else's cough.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

You can avoid catching TB if you stay away from people who are coughing and might have TB, especially if they are not on TB treatment.

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