Dr Melodie de Jager

April 10, 2017

The vagus nerve and its role in feeding

By Dr Melodie de Jager The vagus nerve is called a wandering nerve because it is the longest cranial nerve and ‘wanders’ to the pharynx, heart, […]
April 11, 2017

What caresses the nose, hugs the heart

By Dr Melodie de Jager The first 1,000 days between pregnancy and your child’s 2nd birthday, offer a unique window of opportunity to build healthier brains […]
April 11, 2017

Magical Milestones for Healthy Baby Development

By Dr Melodie de Jager {Wherever he or him is used to refer to a baby, she or her is also implied} Milestones – An overview […]
November 21, 2017

Play is serious learning

By Dr Melodie de Jager Margot Sutherland, a British Psychologist, says one of the biggest complaints from adults about their own childhood, is the lack of […]
June 12, 2019


Can you remember when you learned to walk, ride a bike or ice skate? The hardest part was to start and to stop? Once in motion, […]
September 17, 2019

Jaws attends playgroup

By Dr Melodie de Jager & Liz Victor Most parents dread having a biter or having another child bite their toddler.  Biting is seen by most […]
October 2, 2019

Is breastfeeding supposed to be a battle?

Dr Melodie de Jager offers some sensory insights For many the word ‘breastfeeding’ has become an emotional minefield. While some moms sit back, relax and feed, […]
October 21, 2019

Does date of birth matter?

By Dr. Melodie de Jager Oh YES, a baby’s date of birth matters! PREMATURE BABIES If baby was born premature, baby has ONE date of birth, […]


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