WBW2010 Event Summary by MMPS Penang

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WBW2010 Event Summary by MMPS Penang 

 The first week in August is always World Breastfeeding Week. In conjunction with this, the Mother to Mother Peer Support (MMPS) Penang group organized an event at the Disted College, on the 7th of August 2010, 3-5pm. 

Taken during WBW2010 event by MMPS on 7th August 2010 at Disted College

Key programs during WBW2010 event by MMPS on 7th August 2010

 There was an interesting performance by “Top Kids” kindergarten students;  a mother & baby dance led by a professional dancer from WABA & a briefing by our advisor Dr.Balkees Abdul Majeed regarding this year’s theme, Breastfeeding:- Just 10 steps- the Baby Friendly Way.  

One Minute Simultaneous Breastfeeding

One Minute Simultaneous Breastfeeding

 The highlight of the event was our annual One Minute Simultaneous Breastfeeding. This year we had mothers participated at the event and also from their own locations.  We had numerous hospitals co-hosting the event in their maternity wards/nurseries. 

The “One Minute” was held at exactly 3:30pm. Around 3:15pm mothers were gathered at the front of the hall & some favorite nursery rhymes were sung to calm and soothe both mothers and babies. The lyrics of the rhymes were modified in a breastfeeding-friendly way. We had almost 20 mothers participated at Disted college witness by Dr. Mehala Baskaran from Hospital Besar Pulau Pinang and Sarah Amin from WABA. The mothers whom participated from hospitals, home and other locations contacted us via sms and e-mail. 

The total number for 2010 was a fantastic 218 mothers; all breastfeeding their babies at the same time. Below is a list of the hospitals that participated and the names of mothers whom took part in the One Minute Simultaneous Breastfeeding.   

  Hospitals that participated    Mothers joined via SMS & e-mail
1 Hospital Tuanku Fauziah KANGAR 1 Nuruhaila bt Jamaludin
2 Hospital TAPAH 2 Chuah Yean Ping
3 Hospital KULIM 3 Nur Azwani Hasleem Bt Nasrun
4 JIA YI Confinement Centre 4 Roskhadijah Razali
5 Hospital KUALA KANGSAR 5 Chareen Loh Sing Chiet
6 Hospital BATU GAJAH 6 Shirley Lim Lian Huay
7 Metro Maternity 7 Sabrina bt Mohd Shapee
8 KS WAN &LIOW SMC 8 Sollehatun binti Ahmad Zubir
9 Hospital SUNGAI SIPUT 9 Aznor Hanah Abdul Halim
10 IPOH SPECIALIST Hospital 10 Vijaya a/p Nadarajan
11 PERAK COMMUNITY SPECIALIST 11 Nor Zarina binti Anuar
12 Hospital SERI MANJUNG 12 Jini Wong Mi-Li
13 Hospital PARIT BUNTAR 13 Nadia Omar
14 Hospital Seberang Jaya 14 Sara Russly
15 Gleneagles 15 Nisha a/p Ravewarma
   Mothers at Disted College  16 Tang Yan Jiun
1 Lim Siew Bee 17 Ooi Seow Li
2 Jennifer Dumo 18 Mardziah Md Lokman(Tandem Feeding)
3 Theng Pei Hua 19 Sharina Mat Lani
4 Siti Hajar 20 Dr.Ezura Madiana
5 Nooraiza 21 Salima Bt Salleh (Breastfed in car)
6 Shardiniah Mahmud 22 Aniza binti Isahak
7 Josephine Chin Yean Yean 23 Shakirah binti Ramli
8 Noor Erdawati 24 Hafizah binti Mavi c/o M.Ariffin
9 Halimatun Saadiah Muslim 25 Thilaga a/p  Arunasalam
10 Eunice Lim 26 Karen Ping Paren
11 Sarojini 27 Khor Tze Shin(Tandem Feeding)
12 Loh Lim Szv Fen    
13 Nur Zafifa Kamarunzaman    
14 R.Inthrakala    
15 Nurzalina Khan    
16 Joycelyn Lim    
17 Sabrina (Tandem Feeding)    
18 Vasumathi Muthuramu    
19 Tamilselvi Sivakumar    

  This event needed a lot of support from a lot of people. Our heart-felt thanks goes out to the following: 

  • YB Lydia Ong Kok Fooi (Penang State Exco)
  • WABA (World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action)
  • Dr. Mehala Baskaran (Penang General Hospital)
  • Kemuncak Holdings
  • Disted College
  • Top Kids Kindergarten
  • Melody Kindyland, D’Monte Kindergarten & Koala Kids Enrichment Centre
  • USM lady volunteers
  • MMPS mother’s Husbands
  • Star Newspaper

 This is not everyone who has helped, there are many more. To those who are not listed here, we thank you for your time, efforts and support. 

We have compiled a small booklet consisting stories from mothers (predominantly MMPS so far) about their breastfeeding experiences; it is a simple compilation which we hope will serve to encourage and reassure mothers-to-be and mothers alike. We would like to hear your trails, tribulations, successes and failures. Please send your short stories to us at: pgmmps@gmail.com . We will also take hand-written stories during our monthly meetings at Koala Kids, 1st floor YMCA, Macalister Road, Penang held every first Saturday of the month from 3pm until 4pm. Visit our Facebook site for more event photos http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7797557166 

We hope to see more babies being breastfed!

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Mums give their best to babies in one-minute feeding (The Star 8th Aug 2010, page 5)

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Sunday August 8, 2010 (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=%2F2010%2F8%2F8%2Fnation%2F6820830&sec=nation)

Mums give their best to babies in one-minute feeding

By WINNIE YEOH
winnie@thestar.com.my

GEORGE TOWN: It was a joyous atmosphere when a group of 17 mothers gathered here to simultaneously breastfeed their babies for a minute in an event to promote breastfeeding.

Their 40-odd family members sang “give your best to your baby, give your breast” to the tune of popular song “If you’re happy and you know it”.

Another 158 mothers in the northern region also took part in the “One-Minute Simultaneous Breastfeeding” event which took place at 3.30pm.

Moms at MMPS WBW2010 celebration

Moms at MMPS WBW2010 celebration

 A mother’s love: Two mothers holding their babies during the event held at Disted College by the MMPS group in conjunction with the World Breastfeeding Week 2010.

The World Breastfeeding Week 2010 event was organised by Mother-to-Mother-Peer-Support (MMPS) group at Disted College here yesterday.

MMPS adviser Dr Balkees Abdul Majeed said the event, which was held for the third year, was aimed at creating awareness on the “10 Steps To Successful Breastfeeding Programme.”

She said the programme was an international guideline for all maternity hospitals.

“Among the 10 steps are helping mothers to initiate breastfeeding within a half-hour of birth and to give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast milk unless medically indicated,” she said in her speech at the event.

Among the participants at the event were Tasha Lee, 31, and her two-month old baby girl Joey Tan.

The mother of two said breastfeeding helped her to slim down after she gave birth.

“After delivering my first baby, I lost the extra weight within six months. I was even fitter than before my pregnancy,” the yoga facilitator said.

State Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Lydia Ong Kok Fooi said she could not breastfeed her two children many years ago as her body did not produce enough milk.

“I hope to see more mothers breastfeeding their young as it benefits both the mother and the child,” she said.

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration 2010

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World Breastfeeding Week Celebration 2010  

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration 2010 Join Malaysia’s Mothers in 1 MINUTE SIMULTANEOUS BREASTFEEDING. Malaysia’s Mothers join together to breastfeed their babies for one minute at the same time. 

 WHY 

  • Create awareness and empower women in their ability to breastfeed
  • Draw attention to the importance of 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

Bring your families to enjoy our song and dance performances and learn about your rights to successfully breastfeed your baby. This year’s event will be at DISTED College 340 Macalister Road, Penang on Saturday 7th August 2010 from 3:00pm till 5.30pm.  

 For registering and Information please call below numbers or e-mail to us at pgmmps@gmail.com or visit at our Facebook (search for “MMPS” : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7797557166 ) 

Jeya Aravin – 0192782728; Vasumathi Muthuramu – 0124996389; Deborah Lee – 0174259378; Tamil Selvvi – 0124159758 

If you are not in PENANG on 7th August …no worries…..YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE!!!

 

You can participate from wherever you are – at home, in the office, at the mall, anywhere!!  

 Here’s the information on how you can join us: 

 1) On Saturday 7th August, at about 3:15 p.m. prepare yourself and the baby or babies if tandem breastfeeding, you can even begin Breastfeeding at this time and continue to do so till 3:30 p.m. and continue even after 3:30 p.m. according to your baby’s convenience. However, it is very important that you are breastfeeding your baby at exactly 3:30 p.m., because this is when all the mothers in Malaysia in their homes, offices, hospitals and at our event venue will be breastfeeding. 

2) Just after you have successfully Breastfed your baby at 3.30 p.m. pick up your phone and sms to 0124996389 / 0124156446 / 0174259378 or email to pgmmps@gmail.com before 4.00 p.m. so we can count you in as part of the number of mothers in Malaysia who have joined us in the One Minute Simultaneous Breastfeeding event. We have to announce the numbers officially by 4.15 p.m. Please sms or email us the following details:

Name of Mother: 

Name of Baby/Babies: 

Address for Mailing: 

Phone No.: 

We will need this information to send you a Certificate that you can proudly display and let the world know that you joined Malaysia’s mothers in support of Breastfeeding. 

WBW2010 event on Sat-7th-Aug, Disted College Penang from 3:00pm~5:30pm