A Mother’s Greatest Gift

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Venue: Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Jelutong Penang.

Day/Date: Sunday July 29th 2012

Time: 7:00pm – 8.30pm

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This was our first attempt to coordinate a breastfeeding talk at a local temple in Jelutong. The temple committee was very supportive towards MMPS effort and they planned a renovation at their premise to build a breastfeeding room making them the first temple in Malaysia to have this facility. Planning for event took about a month in terms of preparing the material and setting up the logistics.

No Detailed Agenda Time
1 Intro About MMPS & Intro about breastfeeding 10 mins
2 Ice breaking session 5 mins
3 Why is breastfeeding a mother’s greatest gift? 10 mins
4 Knowing that breast milk is good for babies, why the rate of Indian women breastfeeding is reducing? 20 mins
5 Tricks of formula milk company 10 mins
6 Experience Sharing by Selvi 5 mins
7 Hospital practice 5 mins
8 The importance of support groups 10 mins
9 Q & A 10 mins
10 Closing 10 mins


















We begun the registration at about 6:45pm and the program started at 7:30pm. Introduction was done by Vasumathi Subramaniam providing the background about MMPS and the insights into breastfeeding. Jeya Aravin then continued with details of breastmilk content and its advantages. Vasu then switched topic to touch on the risk of giving formula milk to new born infants.

Selvi Odian shared her personal experience which was very inspirational. Many participants get to see her active 2 year old running around during her sharing session. The importance of mother support group was also sharing among the participants. Finally the temple committee was thanked for their effort in building a breastfeeding room within it’s’ premise. A total of 29 people signed the “Breastfeeding Room” support form.

The event concluded at 9:00pm with light refreshment that was prepared by the temple committee.


Mother and Baby Fair @ Sunshine Farlim – April 22, 2012

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MMPS has been invited to give a 30 minutes breastfeeding talk and to have a booth to promote breastfeeding at the Mother and Baby Fair at Sunshine Farlim on April 22, 2012. It was a great event. Big crowd. Many people have learnt that cow’s baby drink cow’s milk, human’s baby drink human’s milk.


Token of appreciation from the organizer.


MMPS members sharing breastfeeding knowledge.


MMPS member breastfed at the booth.


MMPS booth and members.


Dr. Balkeers (MMPS’s adviser) was giving a breastfeeding talk, Connie was the translator.




We ended this event by having a breastfeeding/nurse-in flashmob. 7 mothers showed them all that breastfeed in public is not obscene. And most importantly, baby has his/her right to be fed anytime and anywhere. We adult can drink anytime and anywhere, why not our baby? During the breastfeeding flashmob, we encourage the people, whenever they see a mother breastfeed in public, do give her a LIKE or a thumb up! 🙂 Their support is much much appreciated.

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.


Kids singing performance before we start the breastfeeding talk.



Dr. Balkees explaining the risks of formula milk.



Breastfeeding Flashmob.


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