You and Your New Baby
The Xhosa ‘You and Your New Baby’ DVD lesson aims to teach mothers about pregnancy, childbirth and how to look after their new baby.
The viewer is advised to visit a health worker if they think they are pregnant and regularly visit a clinic right up until their baby is born.
The lesson teaches pregnant women the importance of keeping themselves healthy, to ensure their baby stays healthy.
Breastfeeding is essential for the first 4-6 months after childbirth, although other methods of feeding are also discussed later in cases where breastfeeding is not possible.
It is important mothers provide their baby with several freshly prepared meals a day to help them grow bigger and stronger.
The lesson also teaches how to care for a child if it becomes ill and how vital it is that a baby is immunised within the first year of its life.
This DVD is part of a series of educational lessons in Xhosa entitled Mother and Baby.