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    Expressing Breast Milk: Safety & Hygiene
    Location: Find a clean place to express in. Avoid using a toilet, bathroom, kitchen or other places where food is prepared. Wash hands thoroughly before starting. Equipment cleanliness: Use soap and water to clean your pump. Dry it with fresh paper towels. Remember to sterilise it every day. Expressing: Continue pumping as long as your ...
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    Balanced Nutrition, Key to Breastfeeding While Fasting
    Fasting in Malaysia is synonymous with the Islamic month of Ramadhan. Breastfeeding women are exempted from fasting if it poses a risk to them or the baby. However, many who are healthy and able will perform this religious practice every year. Despite it being safe to fast if the mother is healthy (unless otherwise advised ...
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    Achieving 6 Months of Exclusive Breastfeeding
    Effortless. Biological. Beautiful. A loving source of nourishment and comfort. That’s what the world tells us and what most new mothers think about breastfeeding. Though largely true, it hardly paints the whole picture. In reality, mothers today live a hectic and fast-paced life. A career, chores and family commitment all add up at the end ...
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    Making Breastfeeding Easy
    Breast milk is the most natural and nutrient dense milk source and it is the best way to nourish your baby in the early years of his life! It is recommended that mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life where your baby only receives breast milk without any additional food ...
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    Breastfeeding When You're Unwell: Common Illnesses
    Keep up with your milk supply by expressing your milk whether you are ill or on medication. Experts agree that breast milk should be given exclusively for the first 6 months and later coupled with solids and other complementary foods until the child reaches 2 years and beyond. During these breastfeeding years, and similarly throughout ...
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    Breastfeeding Concerns – The Famous Four
    Experts have agreed that breast milk is both highly nutritious and acts as a natural antibiotic that helps the baby fight off numerous types of infections. Breastfeeding should also be rewarding and relaxing for both the mother and the baby, however, some complications can arise during breastfeeding that may discourage mothers to continue feeding their ...
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    Breastfeeding Infants with CHD
    Congenital defects of the heart can either be induced externally through environmental factors such as maternal smoking or alcohol consumption as well as be genetically-driven (i.e. Trisomy 21 [Down Syndrome] or Trisomy 18 [Edward Syndrome]). Infants may show signs of heart failure early if there is a large hole in the heart. Some may be ...
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    Just Me And My Baby
    Breastfeeding is more than providing your newborn with the nutrients she needs. It is an act of love that bonds you and your baby together in a way nothing else can. It is intimate, enduring and fulfilling. Make every moment you have with your baby count by following these tips: Peace & quiet There should ...
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    Breastfeeding Myths Debunked
    Breastfeeding is a hot topic and its benefits are constantly highlighted in the media. Despite these efforts, however, there are still a number of negative (and inaccurate!) myths floating around. Wrong notions about breastfeeding are dangerous as they may lead you to make unwise decisions. This article clears the air: “Many women don’t breastfeed and ...
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    Saying "I Do" To Breastfeeding
    Congratulations on deciding to breastfeed your baby. Now is the time to find out more about breastfeeding and make the necessary arrangements. Find out all you can about breastfeeding once you have decided to do it. This article recommends websites and books you can read, and guides you in making the necessary arrangements with your ...