Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

WBW 2010 theme: Breastfeeding - Just 10 Steps! The Baby-Friendly Way


WABA announce the theme/slogan for WBW 2010 : Just 10 Steps! The Baby-Friendly Way
The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, led by Miriam Labbok has been appointed Key Writer for the WBW 2010 Calendar Announcement and Action Folder, working with the WABA Health Care Practices Task Force, Mother Support Task Force and BFHI Working Group.

The Ultimatethailandexplorers

The voting period for selecting the Ultimate Thailand Explorers has begun! After you register you may vote for your favorite team and become eligible to win fantastic prize packages. Two lucky voters will receive US $2,500 prize packages.1. Register as an official voter.2. Check out the finalists' blogs, photos, and videos!3. Vote for your favorite team.(1 vote per 24-hour period)

http://ultimatethailandexplorers.com/

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Life & Family - Manager Online#Comment

Life & Family - Manager Online#Comment It's now a lots of breastfeeding article are available.It's about 1o things that help mom to breastfed their child 365 days from manager online .But sorry,it's in Thai.

Monday, November 2, 2009

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action : WABA

The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is the greatest outreach vehicle for the breastfeeding movement, being celebrated in over 120 countries. Officially it is celebrated from 1-7 August. However, groups may choose other dates to make it a more successful event in their countries.
World Breastfeeding Week 2009
Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response.
Are you ready?


World Breastfeeding week passed,you can learn from all over the world at http://www.worldbreastfeeding.org/ and also read WABA's activities at World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action : WABA

What's on from Pilates Studio

Lunch Break Class will be starting on November 14th,2009(every Thursday) from 12.30-13.30

Postnatal for moms , session 1:November 4th ,session 2: December 3rd from 13:00-15:15
Pain management on November 28th from 13:30-15:30
for more information please contact Ory,Ormploy The Pilatestudio Team or send email to ory@pilates.co.th or visit the website http://www.pilates.co.th/

Monday, October 5, 2009

What you need to know about breastfeeding in first two weeks


If you are looking for breastfeeding information,I'd you to join us my Breastfeeding Talk at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital on this October 7th,2009 from 11.00 am till noon at Lactation Clinic:Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital.The topic is 'What you need to know about breastfeeding in first two weeks'. Let's come share your expreriences and help support to new moms with us.
Will looking forwards to see you.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Just to remind you, International Baby Wearing Week 2009 will be hold at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital from September 25th-27th.
I f you're looking for breastfeeding advice,I'll be at Lactation Clinic there from 9am till noon every Tue,Wed,Fri
For Those who're looking for Childbirth Class.This coming Sat.26th,My oneday workshop is going to start at 10am till 3.30pm. For registration,please contact Women's Health Center,Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital #027118555.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

LLLI | Pain in Breast

A painful let-down reflex can occasionally happen while your body adjusts to feeding your baby. You may find that using relaxation techniques that were helpful during labor might help you cope with this early discomfort.
from LLLI Pain in Breast
Shared via AddThis

Monday, September 21, 2009

หมู่บ้านไทยนครปฐม

บ้านวิถีไทยที่หาดูได้ยาก และเป็นมรดกทางวัฒนธรรม รวมทั้งเป็นสถานที่ท่องเที่ยวที ่อยู่ไม่ไกลจากกรุงเทพฯ มากนัก วันนี้ เราจะตามคุณกุณฑีรา ปัจฉิมสวัสดิ์

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

World Breastfeeding Week 2009

Breastfeeding is a shield that protects infants in an emergency"
The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is the greatest outreach vehicle for the breastfeeding movement, being celebrated in over 120 countries. Officially it is celebrated from 1-7 August. However, groups may choose other dates to make it a more successful event in their countries.
Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response
Are you ready?

OBJECTIVES of WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2009

  • To draw attention to the vital role that breastfeeding plays in emergencies worldwide.
  • To stress the need for active protection and support of breastfeeding before and during emergencies.
  • To inform mothers, breastfeeding advocates, communities, health professionals, governments, aid agencies, donors, and the media on how they can actively support breastfeeding before and during an emergency.
  • To mobilise action and nurture networking and collaboration between those with breastfeeding skills and those involved in emergency response.

RATIONALE

  • Children are the most vulnerable in emergencies – child mortality can soar from 2 to 70 times higher than average due to diarrhoea, respiratory illness and malnutrition.
    Breastfeeding is a life saving intervention and protection is greatest for the youngest infants. Even in non-emergency settings, non-breastfed babies under 2 months of age are six times more likely to die.
  • Emergencies can happen anywhere in the world. Emergencies destroy what is ‘normal,’ leaving caregivers struggling to cope and infants vulnerable to disease and death.
  • During emergencies, mothers need active support to continue or re-establish breastfeeding.
    Emergency preparedness is vital. Supporting breastfeeding in non-emergency settings will strengthen mothers’ capacity to cope in an emergency.

Source:http://www.worldbreastfeedingweeks.org/

Meetings for Breastfeeding Mothers in Bangkok


Announces its second meeting

Of the series of meetings for Breastfeeding Mothers in Bangkok

“Adjusting to life with a new baby"

Thursday, July 2th – 2009, from 9:30 am to 11:30am

at Ladybird International Kindergarten (21 Soi Promsri 2 - Sukhumvit 39)

This meeting focuses on the first six weeks and offers tips to make transition into being a family as smooth as possible.

Breastfeeding is a simple and natural process but you may need support and information on the correct positioning of the baby at the breast, working and breastfeeding, avoiding problems and overcoming any difficulties that may occur.

Knowing other mothers who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. Having accurate, up-to-date information is also important.

Attending La Leche League meetings can help you learn about breastfeeding from other nursing mothers. At these monthly meetings, mothers share not only their questions and concerns but also the benefits and joys of breastfeeding. Being in touch with La Leche League can give you the network of support you need.

Upcoming meetings:

· The art of breastfeeding and avoiding difficulties: Thursday, August 27th.

· Nutrition and weaning: Thursday, September 24th.

Babies are always welcome at La Leche League meetings.



Contact person in Bangkok:

Jenny Perez-Genge

(La Leche League Leader)

Tel. 081-585-3025

lalecheleaguethailand@gmail.com

http://www.llli.org/

For directions, please see the map of Ladybird: http://www.ladybird.ac.th/content.php?id=contactus.php

Monday, June 8, 2009

"New Age Manual for the the New Mother"



June 18th, 2009 9:30am-11:30am, Bumps & Babies: Launch of "New Age Manual for the the New Mother"

Come attend the launch of a pioneering guidebook titled "New Age Manual for the the New Mother." Bangkok's holistic health consultant and author, Dimple Duangthip Arora, will discuss highlights from her latest book on postnatal healthcare. The book integrates holistic wisdom with modern medical findings. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be made to BAMBI Charities. “I would personally recommend other pediatricians and gynecologists to read this manual. We need to integrate holistic with modern medical science to provide the best in healthcare, as illustrated in this manual. Very well presented!”- Dr. Anjana Sachabudhawong, Pediatric Pulmonologist at Samitivej Hospital.

Bumps & Babies is a support group for women of all nationalities who are pregnant, or have recently given birth. This is a great way to meet other expectant mothers or find little tots the same age as yours. Come share your experiences and get the support you need. You can make new friends or partner up with other mums to form a playgroup.

Bumps and Babies meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 9:30-11:30am. The IPC Clubhouse. . Members 150 baht (with membership card), non-members 250 baht.More information Please go to www.bambiweb.org


Celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Bangkok Baby Wearing Club



Celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Bangkok Babywearing Club by sharing the joys of babywearing with the next generation. Bring your toddlers and babies for some anniversary fun!Parents, toddlers, and older babies can decorate their very own doll slings, perfect for both girls and boys to wear their baby dolls and teddy bears just like Mom and Dad wear them. Donation THB200 per doll sling for sling, paints, and materials.- Special gifts for all parents and kids- Try on slings in our sling library- Bring your slings for one-on-one helpFriday, June 19th9:30 to 11:30am6th floor Prasanmitr Thani41 Sukhumvit Soi 23 - opposite Baan Khanitha restaurantBTS AsokeTHB100 donation to cover the cost of coffee and snacksFor more information contact Amy Vijayanagar at 089-204-8081 or amy.vijayanagar@gmail.com
For sure,we will celebrate the International Baby Wearing Week in near future too.




Thursday, April 16, 2009

Home birth as safe as hospital from BBC


Research from the Netherlands - which has a high rate of home births - found no difference in death rates of either mothers or babies in 530,000 births.

Home births have long been debated amid concerns about their safety.

UK obstetricians welcomed the study - published in the journal BJOG - but said it may not apply universally.

The number of mothers giving birth at home in the UK has been rising since it dipped to a low in 1988. Of all births in England and Wales in 2006, 2.7% took place at home, the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics showed.Read this full artilce at

The research was carried out in the Netherlands after figures showed the country had one of the highest rates in Europe of babies dying during or just after birth.
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

MSTF E-Newsletter


Global Initiative for Mother Support (GIMS) for Breastfeeding is a global initiative that focuses on women's needs and rights to adequate and accurate information, support and health care services before, during and after childbirth. The initiative takes a holistic view of women's reproductive cycle, and promotes various measures to help mothers and their infants experience optimal breastfeeding. GIMS has MSTF E- newsletter to provide the in formations quatery.

MSTF:Mother Support Task Force

MSTF E-Newsletter V7N1, January-April 2009 is now available on the waba website:

http://www.waba.org.my/whatwedo/gims/index.htm

http://www.waba.org.my/pdf/mstfnl_V7N1d_eng.pdf

IN THIS ISSUE

MOTHER SUPPORT TASK FORCE COMMENTS AND INFORMATION

1. Making Connections: Paulina Smith, Coordinator, WABA MSTF

2. Mother Support Task Force Update: Paulina Smith, Coordinator, WABA MSTF

MOTHER SUPPORT FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES

3. The Parenting in the Workplace Institute: Carla Moquin, USA

4. Mothers of Breastfeeding Support Groups Interact with University Students: Laura Rosa Pascual, Argentina

5. Bringing Baby Along - The Baby Room: Kylie Horsfall, China

6. Promoting Breastfeeding in the Office Setting โ€“ Breastfeeding - Best for Baby and Mother: Laura Viehmann, USA

MOTHER SUPPORT - BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS RELATE THEIR EXPERIENCES

7. My Personal Story of Holistic Change: Amatul Wadood Nazli, Pakistan

8. My Experience with Breastfeeding: Liz Moreno and Guido Prieto, Paraguay

9. The Importance of Breastfeeding to My Premature Baby and Me: Jilly Newnham, Wales

10. Beauty and Breastfeeding โ€“ The Mrs. Texas Beauty Pageant: Leigh Blankenburg, USA

11. A Travelling Breastfeeding and Working Mum: Ng Bee Ting, Malaysia

FATHER SUPPORT

12. A Call for Articles: Menโ€™s Working Group: James Achanyi-Fontem, Cameroon

13. A Fatherโ€™s Support for a Breastfeeding Mother: Jerome Smith, Chile

NEWS FROM THE BREASTFEEDING WORLD

14. Meet Marta Trejos โ€“ Feminist, Breastfeeding Activist and Friend: Lakshmi Menon, India

15. University of Queensland Research Finds Breastfeeding Stops Neglect: Dr. Lane Strathearn, Australia

16. Guidelines for Gender Sensitive Materials and Advocacy: WABA, Malaysia

17. News Items for your Interest and Information: MSTF Coordinators

18. MMPS Photo Contest: Lee Su Li, Malaysia

19. Carrying Expressed Milk on Airlines: MSTF Coordinators

20. World Social Forum and Breastfeeding: Amigas do Peito, Brasil

21. Public Radio and Breastfeeding: Chris Mulford, USA

22. Maternity Protection at Work: Elaine Cote, Switzerland

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES

23. Breastfeeding Exclusive: Miriam Labbok, USA

24. A Magazine for Breastfeeding Mothers: Claude Didierjean-Jouveau, France

25. Nutrition News for Africa: Christian Fares, USA

26. Study Online! Earning Continuing Education Credits in Breastfeeding: Carol Kolar, USA

27. Contaminants in Human Milk: Weighing the Risks against the Benefits of Breastfeeding: M. Nathaniel Mead, USA

CHILDREN AND BREASTFEEDING

28. Coping with the Jealousy of a Toddler Sibling towards a Newborn Baby: Laura Probst and Twink Lester, USA

FEATURING BREASTFEEDING AND HIV AND AIDS

29. WABA HIV and Breastfeeding: Pamela Morrison, England

30. Another look at Breastfeeding and HIV and AIDS: Marian Tompson, USA

31. Survival of Infants Born to HIV-Positive Mothers by Feeding Modality, in Rakai, Uganda: Joseph Kagaayi et al*

32. Infant Feeding in Guatemala within the HIV and AIDS Context: Irma de Maza, Guatemala


Friday, March 13, 2009

BAMBI-Bump&Baby Meeting

BAMBI-Mother to Mother support group in Bangkok especially for English speaking has Bump&Baby Meeting regulary on 1st and 3rd Thursday every month under the concept of support and friendship through the common bond of motherhood.
Next meeting will hold on March19th. from 9.30 to 11.30 at Bangkok dolphins on the topic Swimming. Swimming is a life skill we should all learn, but when is it a good time to start your kids in the pool? Bangkok Dolphins own Gordon Ellard will be joining us to talk about why, when and how we should to teach our kids to swim.For more information please contact Susan Beckter at bumps@bambiweb.org or visit their website at www.bambiweb.org

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

International Women's Day

Happy IBCLC Day

Happy IBCLC Day!
March 4th this year is the 7th annual IBCLC Day.This year's theme is IBCLC Beyond borders. More information about this please go to www.ilca.org

From LLLI Hongkong Feb.5-6,2009

Elizabeth Pantley the author 'The No-Cry Sleep Solution and Gentle Baby Care' at LLLI Hongkong.She present 'Attachment parenting' while moms rock their baby in slings.
Wise words from her presentation!
All children have childish behaviors,and all parents have childrearing problems-no matter what parenting style you have.
It's normal : all children fuss,whine and misbehave.
It's normal : all parents loss their pateince,get angry,yell,and make mistakes.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Code in Bangkok


What's CODE; CODE refer to The International CODE of marketing of breastmilk substitue.The International Code was prepared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) after a process of widespread consultation with governments, the infant feeding industry, professional associations and NGOs. It is weaker than the ideal and some definitions and articles are open to interpretation. The industry has used imaginative methods to circumvent certain elements.The International Code is a unique and indispensable tool to protect and promote breastfeeding - an equally unique but threatened practice - and to ensure that marketing of breastmilk substitutes, feeding bottles and teats is appropriate. More information about the CODE please go to http://www.ibfan.org
Annalise from ICDC had said to us please view the VDO

Breastfeeding in Bangkok


Having a baby or being pregnant are special moments.I'm a midwife teaching childbirth classes for pregnant for both Thai and English in Bangkok,Thailand for more than 20 years.Our classes hold at Women's Health Center,Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital on Sukhumvit 49.The class will give you the information and allow you to practice how you could behave while you're in labour.There a lots of funs and make us a good friend.