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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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    Preventing Teenage Pregnancies
    An average of 18,000 teenagers in Malaysia get pregnant each year, 25% or about 4,500 cases involved out-of-wedlock pregnancy. The Fifth Malaysian Population and Family Survey conducted by LPPKN revealed that 4.8% of all teens have had sex at least once. The survey also found that Malaysian teens had inadequate understanding of matters related to ...
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    Dealing With Common Teen Issues
    Just as you are heaving a sigh of relief after dealing with the terrible twos, first-day of school jitters and the tweens, it’s now time to deal with the teenage years. Despite hopes that parenting in this phase will get easier many parents actually find the teenage years more challenging and require closer parental supervision. ...
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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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    Dealing With Rebellious Teens
    Truancy, smoking, breaking curfew, constant bickering, shoplifting – being rebellious is about proudly asserting individuality or deviating from what parents (or the society) like, want or expect. But what’s with this rebellious behaviour? Whose fault is it? As parents, you need to know how to prevent, prepare for and handle your unruly teens. It’s important ...
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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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    Inspire Your Child's Career Choices
    As a parent you have a key role to play in supporting your children with their career journey. Your kids will look to you for advice and guidance. Therefore, it’s important that you have as much of the career development information at hand. Find out what your roles are and how you can help your ...
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    Social Networking: Keeping An Eye On Your Child
    What is social networking & what is its true function? While the terms social media and social networking are commonly used interchangeably, they actually mean two different things. Social media refers to content – things like photos, videos, and tweets – that are uploaded or published by the user. Social networking on the other hand, ...
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    Social Swagger - Teen Social Skill Development
    Social skills are learned abilities necessary to get along with others and to create and maintain satisfying relationships. For teens (and adults), their social circle may include parents, relatives, peers, teachers, carers, and society in general. There are many advantages to having good social skills as teens, these include: having better, more trustworthy relationships with ...
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    Parent’s Role In Preventing Teen Pregnancy
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines teenage pregnancy as a ‘teenaged or underaged girl (within the ages of 15–19) becoming pregnant.’ However, the term teenage pregnancy is often used in our society to mean unmarried adolescent girls who become pregnant. In many cultures and communities including Malaysia, this carries a social stigma. Pregnant teenagers also ...