As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month this August, Bavaria magnifies and highlights the vital role that women play in society: the mothers who raised us, and the daughters who continue to bind families together. Women are a source of power and a symbol of progress. Indeed, they are the very fabric that weaves our great nation together.
Women often embrace several critical roles simultaneously: wife, partner, mother, worker, director, nurse, disciplinarian, teacher and leader of the family unit. Apart from all of these, women assume a key function in the socio-economic development of society. Most importantly, it is from the mother that the child learns the use of language, the ability to trust, cultural values, and social norms. Mothers sacrifice much of themselves for their children – and often, this goes unacknowledged.
To celebrate women as everyday heroes, Bavaria threw a surprise baby shower for Itumeleng Nyathi, a Zimbabwean woman who left her country to pursue a brighter future in South Africa. In doing so, she had to walk away from her family and existing support systems. While in South Africa, Itumeleng met her husband Larry and they are now expecting their first child together, a baby girl arriving in September.
Itumeleng received a bumper supply of gifts at the event, courtesy of Bavaria and a Johannesburg Mom’s Group – who banded together to provide her with a stroller, car seat, cot, feeding chair, baby bath, bouncer, booster seat, and more. An extra special surprise awaited Itumeleng as she was reunited with her mother, whom she hadn’t seen in several years.
This heart-warming story has been turned into a special, shareable video for Women’s month. Watch the video below:
Did you know that Bavaria 0.0% is safe for pregnant women? It contains no alcohol whatsoever.
The health risks associated with consuming alcohol during pregnancy, breastfeeding and even conception mean that there are now an increasing variety of alcohol-free beverages for moms and moms-to-be in order to make have safer (and healthier) choices. In fact, it turns out that 0.0% non-alcoholic malt beer can even boost breastmilk supply by stimulating prolactin levels and has some other surprising and quite remarkable health benefits.
Barley malt contains lactogenic beta-glucan. This not only makes it highly nutritious but when enjoyed 90 minutes prior to breastfeeding can see an increase in the mom’s milk production. Malt drinks are well known to be both wholesome and highly nutritious, while providing some protein, sugar, essential minerals and levels of vitamins A and B vitamins, and the all-important folic acid which is beneficial during both pregnancy and breastfeeding!
Stand a chance to win a Bavaria hamper, worth R3 000! To enter, watch the video above, answer the question in the form below and like Bavaria on Instagram: @Bavaria_za.
Entries close 19 September at 11pm.
The hamper contains the following:
- Rose Gold Transonic Bluetooth Earbuds
- Travel Bag with charging port
- A Ceramic Poykie Pot
- Gold 4000mAh Powerbank, Bluetooth Speaker and Pen Gift set
- Portable Braai & Cooler Set
- Snug Fast Wireless Car Charger
- A case of Bavaria 0.0% Strawberry
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