1708 healthy Christmas babies delivered this year

1708 healthy Christmas babies delivered this year

South Africa – Thursday, December 28, 2023

The country’s public health facilities safely delivered 1708 healthy babies on Christmas Day this year as compared to 1414 delivered in 2022, says the Department of Health .

This number consists of 840 baby boys and 868 baby girls .

“The Department of Health congratulates the health workers, especially the midwives, for the successful and safe delivery of these bundles of joy, and wishes all parents, including more than 145 teen mothers all the best throughout parenting journey,” said the department in a statement .

The department is currently scaling up human milk banking for the survival and healthy growth of babies born to mothers who are unable to breastfeed to ensure no baby is deprived of nutritious breastmilk .

The number of newborns per province is as follows:
Eastern Cape –     221 North West – 121 KwaZulu-Natal – 255Limpopo – 209Mpumalanga    – 161Free State     – 76Western Cape –    231Northern Cape –    47Gauteng – 387
– SAnews .

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