MPBF International Women’s Day Outreach Program

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Date: 17&18 March 2012

Time: 11am-9pm

Venue: St. Jo’s Gurney Paragon, Penang.

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Kids singing performance before we start the breastfeeding talk.

 

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Dr. Balkees explaining the risks of formula milk.

 

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Breastfeeding Flashmob.

 

More photos available at MMPS Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10150605723202167&type=1)

 

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MPBF (Make Penang Breastfeeding Friendly) Outreach Program on 17-18th March

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Make Penang Breastfeeding Friendly (MPBF) will be celebrating International Women’s Day 2012 themed “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures”. The inauguration of the event will take place at 11am on Saturday 17th March 2012, a Line Dance presentation will mark the launch. The exhibition will continue on from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm on the 17th and 18th March 2012 at St. Jo’s, Gurney Paragon.

Program Highlights:

– Breastfeeding Talk on “Risks of Formula Milk” & “Breastmilk vs Formula Milk” (2pm-3pm & 7pm-8pm, on both days)
– Breastfeeding Flashmob (8pm, on 17th only)
– Wonderful prizes for fun quizzes and games winners.
– Event participants get 10% discount for purchase of any amount in a single receipt at Brussels, Wong Kok Char Chan Teng & Meet Fresh & 10 % discount on their menu drinks (excluding bottled drinks and juices) at Pacific Coffee Company. (*T&C apply)

Pre-register at http://tinyurl.com/MPBF-IWD

 

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Let’s celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day with something really meaningful by joining us in this Breastfeeding Flashmob. Mothers, it’s time we stand out and tell the public that BREASTFEEDING IS BEAUTIFUL, BREASTMILK IS BABY’S BEST FOOD and BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC (discreetly) is our right and baby’s right. 姐姐妹妹请站起来吧!

MMPS March BF Talk on “How to Increase Breast Milk.”

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A special thanks to our speaker of the day Nancy Forrest, IBCLC from US. Her talk is so informative and wonderful.

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MPBF Feb 26 Breastfeeding Flashmob @ QB

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Breastfeeding Flashmob @ QB

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MMPS Feb Gathering

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New mothers have learnt more about breastfeeding, and the kids have had a blast. Join us  again next month. 🙂

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Breastfeeding Success Story : Determination kept me going strong ..

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My baby was born premature at week 35 and lucky his weight was at 2.8kg. He was keep under observation for irregular heartbeat. Dr do not allow breastfeed. After returning to the ward, I called and asked the nurse if I can breastfeed the baby.

 

The nurse told me “Sorry madam, under Pd’s advise you cannot breastfeed your baby till his heartbeat is stable.” He need to be tube-fed.

 

I panic … coz if there is no demand, there will be no supply.

It was off working hours and the nurse asked me to wait till tomorrow morning for the Dr advise.

I was not satisfied with the explanations but couldn’t do much …

 

I escalated my case to the lead nurse the very same evening and they send a lactation nurse to calm me down who also help me to massage..

Colostrums already arrived.. she assisted me to massage and we use a syringe to collect all the precious milk to be spoon fed to baby.

I continue using syringe to collect droplets of milk for the first 36 hours every 2 hourly before I can finally breastfeed him.

All the efforts are not wasted..  The first few droplets of 2ml has slowly increase and I successfully breastfeed him exclusively thru direct latch on.

 

Time flies and I am due to return to work. He refuses bottles and I was devastated.. wouldn’t it be nice if I can continue letting him latching on. Is a struggle to bottle feed him..

When the times come, things just pull together… probably without mummy’s smell, he knew he need to get it from bottles.

 

It was fortunate that we have mother’s room in the office and an understanding boss. The first few days back in office was hectic, I was expressing every 2-3 hours to ensure maintaining the volume.

 

I am persistence to keep the volume and slowly adjusted to expressing 3 times a day in the office. There are bound to be challenges everywhere especially when we have back to back meeting, it just feel like the boobs can explode any time. I try to stick to my 3x routine as much as possible.

 

Now he is almost 8 month and is fully complimented with BM. Definitely looking forward to BF him for as long as possible.

 

From : Mei Leng, Malaysia

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