Side by Side - Munghana Lonene FM

SABC EDUCATION  |  Podcast , ±7 min episodes every 1 week  | 
Side-by-Side is a heartfelt new drama series about pregnancy, parenting, finding love (and keeping it!) and the family ties that bind us. Side-by-Side was launched by the National Department of Health in 2019 to ensure that all children receive the nurturing care and protection they need to reach their full potential. Every episode is followed by a discussion with an expert health guest to answer any of your childcare questions

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Side by Side - Episode 21

Episode 21 Gogo’s brother Wongama comes to visit and he is an absolute brute. The women tolerate him but when he hits Litha, they all take a stand against him.

Side by Side - Episode 20

Episode 20: Lerato, Joyce and Ayanda get their kids together for some playing. Playing is learning after all! Everyone is amazed how alike Rathabile and Ayanda’s boy Bandile look.

Side by Side - Episode 19

Episode 19: Naughty Litha burns himself with hot water under gogo’s watch. MamSindi gives her a lecture on preventing injuries at home and gogo loses it – she is sick of her interfering. Joyce mentions her new friend Ayanda to Siviwe and he looks very worried for some reason.

Side by Side - Episode 18

Episode 18: Lerato is struggling with Khayone and can’t shake the sadness that’s been following her around for weeks. Joyce urges her to get help from Mam’Sindi. There is a new hairdresser at Lerato and Joyce’s salon, her name is Ayanda and she has a small child aswell. The girls get friendly.

Side by Side - Episode 17

Episode 17: MamSindi tells Joyce how important storytelling is for children’s development –even for small children who can’t understand. Joyce tries it and is surprised by what happens.

Side by Side - Episode 16

Episode 16: Khayone cries incessantly. Lerato has tried everything and she is exhausted. MamSindi gives her advice but her and gogo clash on whether babies should be left to cry or not.

Side by Side - Episode 15

Episode 15: Khayone won't latch onto Lerato’s nipple and it hurts whenever she tries to get him to latch. Her nipples feel raw and extremely sensitive. Nurse Philiswa and gogo support her through it.

Side by Side - Episode 14

Episode 14: Rathabile turns 1 and Joyce is worried that she can’t walk yet. MamSindi explains about development milestones, what to expect and why not to panic if children don’t hit them exactly on schedule.

Side by Side - Episode 13

Episode 13: Lerato’s baby is born prematurely but healthily. Nurse Philiswa shows her how to do Kangaroo Mother Care to nurture her little son, Khayone.

Side by Side -Episode 12

Episode 12: Gogo is worried about 3 year old Litha because he enjoys playing with dolls. The younger women attempt to break down her prejudices by educating on not discriminating by gender. Lerato’s waters break midway through the argument.

Side by Side - Episode 11

Episode 11: Lerato is still worried about the drinking she did before she knew she was pregnant – especially when she finds out how dangerous Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be.

Side by Side - Episode 10

Episode 10 Joyce doesn’t want to breastfeed hungry Rathabile in the taxi because she is self conscious. She buys some formula milk but gogo gives her a big talking to about exclusive breastfeeding and shows her how to express milk.

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