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Milk, Tetra Pak and #MilkForChange
[Partner Content] 27 JUN 2016

The beginning of this month saw the roll out of the #MilkForChange campaign which saw Tetra Pak and Feed SA team up to fight undernourishment among South Africa’s larger communities and educate consumers about the nutritional benefits of long life milk.

Outside of the long life milk donations made by Tetra Pak and the other participants like Clover, Parmalat and Woodlands, consumers like you and I were encouraged to buy and donate boxes of long life milk during the week of May 26 to June 1 – which just so happens to have been World Milk Day!

Feed SA then collected the donated milk, audited the volumes and started the process of delivering this nutritious gift to communities in need – a worthy campaign indeed.


As we all already know, milk and dairy products in general are more than just a little good for us. Nutrient dense, milk provides high quality protein and micronutrients that are easily absorbed, plus it also happens to be an ideal source of protein and calcium – not to mention a source of some essential vitamins and minerals.

Long life milk is fresh milk that undergoes UHT (Ultra-High Temperature, or Ultra Heat Temperature), a process whereby the milk is pasteurised at a high temperature but for a shorter time, thus preserving both taste and nutrition. UHT is a key ingredient to producing fresh milk that lasts long without resorting to the use of any preservatives.

Combine this with the sterile, multi layer Tetra Pak carton that locks in all the goodness, and you get a nourishing product that requires no refrigeration until the package is opened – in other words perfect for stockpiling and thus conveniently completely load shedding proof! ;)

To learn more about Tetra Pak and Milk, check out their informative website here, and for more information on the Milk for Change campaign, click here.

dairy cows in a green field

As that long running American ad campaign used to say, “Got Milk?”

Related Link: Milk for Change Campaign

The Power of the Bottle: How to Get Jessica to Stop Screaming Jessica | My Life 16 MAR 2011

If Jessica is hungry then the world knows that Jessica is hungry. What used to be a little mouse squeak has matured into a decent set of lungs, with the stamina to match, and with the little tell of a quivering lip, she can literally drive you up the wall at any given notice.

But it is quite amusing how instantaneously one can stop this little screaming princess dead in her tracks, all with one well-placed prod of a single mommy-milk-drenched teat!

See what I mean? :)

Jessica’s Journey Home: Day 6 Jessica | My Life 20 NOV 2010

Day 6 (Friday 19 November) marked the first day of both Chantelle and I operating out of Gordon’s Bay, meaning that for the first time we couldn’t just walk around the corner and say Hi to Jessie every five minutes!

After a nice shower, we confirmed that Chantelle’s outer wound is pretty much all healed up now already, and so with just the pain to deal with, Mommy has jumped straight to work on expressing some milk to take with for our dribble monster’s consumption.

In terms of the milk generation, Chantelle’s boobies are continuing to do a magnificent job, producing up to 70 ml after a 20 minute session, with this number increasing exponentially with each and every expressing session!

As for Daddy, I’m busy juggling as many balls up in the air as possible, taking care of the household chores, looking after Chantelle, working for Touchwork and of course acting as chauffeur for my incapacitated (in terms of driving) wife.

We visited Jessie in the afternoon, and the good news is that my little dribble monster’s heart condition is now resolved, with the hole successfully closing up after the medicine ran its course. The other good news is that they have upped the amount of milk they are feeding her, now giving her 1 ml every hour, though still via the tube that runs directly into her duodenum. Another plus is that her stomach content is showing signs of clearing up, so it shouldn’t be too long now before she can receive her nourishment via the correct channel. Oh, and we learned that CPAP shouldn’t be necessary for too much longer either.

I abandoned Mommy to do her sitting with Jessica on the chest thing, heading off down the street to go visit the two now great grandmothers and show them the pictures of little Jessica for the very first time. Needless to say, this caused great excitement and we ended up enjoying a long visit, just the two grannies and I.

Back at the hospital, I did manage to have Jessica pried off Chantelle’s chest and placed back in the incubator, before making the long trip home where I dutifully scolded Chantelle for not sleeping more during the day.

Chantelle touching Jessica's foot. The rules governing on how we can touch her are pretty fierce, mainly because at the moment, any wrong stimulation could be detrimental to Jessie's future growth. For example, no rubbing of her skin, no touching the bridge of her foot...

Still, day 6, successfully passed! :)