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[LISTEN] Why the first 1,000 days of a baby's life matter

8 April 2020 3:14 PM
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Azania Mosaka speaks to psychologist and Ububele executive director Katharine Frost.

The first 1,000 days of a baby's life are said to be a great window of opportunity for setting up the foundation for optimum health, for your baby's growth and their neurological development.

This period refers to the time when your baby is conceived up until two years.

What does your child require from you in this time?

Azania Mosaka speaks to psychologist and Ububele executive director Katharine Frost.

There is tremendous neurological growth within the first 1,000 days that we don't see again in the trajectory of human life, other than a brief spurt again in adolescence.

Katharine Frost, Executive director - Ububele

We really look at the perinatal period as one where a lot of the ordinary responsibilities of a woman in her household or career really need to be taken over by other members of her family or society so that she is given an opportunity to create this sacred safe space both for herself but also for the baby...

Katharine Frost, Executive director - Ububele

There is an acknowledgement that in order for a human child to settle and optimise, they do need that concentrated, primary maternal presence from their caregiver.

Katharine Frost, Executive director - Ububele

Click on the link below to hear the full conversation....


8 April 2020 3:14 PM
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