A father's involvement in the first 1000 days of their child's life, from conception to the age of two, really matters. This period lays the foundation for a child's physical and emotional growth.
"An average African man does not go to the delivery ward... Why would you deny yourself the opportunity to hold and to embrace this amazing miracle?" – Olefile Masangane.
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