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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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    Getting the Full Benefits of Milk
    Milk and milk products are an excellent source of many essential nutrients that are critical for the proper growth and development of your child. In addition to providing him with energy, milk is a nutrient-dense food that contains essential nutrients such as calcium, protein, and vitamins A, D, and B2 (riboflavin). However, several studies in ...
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    Introducing Complementary Foods
    Did you know? Research shows that constantly exposing children to a wide variety of flavours and textures is important. Many babies/toddlers will accept foods after being exposed to it several times. They are also more likely to eat foods that they see their peers and parents are eating. If your child refuses to eat what ...
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    Fighting Childhood Obesity - a Clarion Call
    Just how big is the problem of childhood obesity? On the global front, over 42 million under five years are overweight/obese. In Malaysia, 1 in 4 children/adolescents are overweight and we are at the top of the list [in the region] for childhood obesity at 30%. Being overweight or obese is the result of “caloric ...
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    Vegetarian Diet and Kids
    The Malaysian Food Pyramid recommends a varied and well-balanced diet that consists of food sources from all food groups. However, you may be a vegetarian due to health, religious, cultural or other reasons. Vegetarian or plant-based diet is safe for kids, however, care must be taken to ensure that your child gets all the essential ...
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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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    Cooking Tips for Working Mums
    The modern working mom has her hands full with work, family and household obligations. This leaves very little time to spend on food preparations, so how can a busy mom get a delicious yet nutritious dinner ready for her family? The first rule is simple: don’t panic! Yes, it is entirely possible to have home-cooked ...
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    Using Food Labels to Make Healthier Food Choices
    Have you ever wondered what all the markings and labels on pre-packaged food products are all about? Or perhaps you are one of those who never even gave it a second glance, except for the brand and the price. But when it comes to buying food products, reading and understanding the labels can help you ...
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    Learn & Prevent Childhood Stunting
    Childhood stunting refers to the failure to reach the expected normal growth potential as a result of poor health and/or nutritional conditions. Stunting can cause major short- and long-term effects on children. A significantly low height for age is a strong predictor of mortality in the first 5 years of life. Lack of adequate nutrients ...
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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 ...