Sunday, December 27, 2009
Breastfeeding the Adopted Child BY DIANA WEST, IBCLC, and LISA MARASCO, MA, IBCLC - Nourish - Mindful Mama
Monday, December 21, 2009
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.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
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
Saturday, October 24, 2009
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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.
- 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.
- See more about WBW from ILCA web http://www.ilca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3306
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.
· 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:
(La Leche League Leader)
For directions, please see the map of Ladybird: http://www.ladybird.ac.th/content.php?id=contactus.php
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
BFHI Training material was update in 2006 please take a look at..
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Monday, June 8, 2009
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
For sure,we will celebrate the International Baby Wearing Week in near future too.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
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.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
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:
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
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
23. Breastfeeding Exclusive: Miriam Labbok, USA
24. A Magazine for Breastfeeding Mothers: Claude Didierjean-Jouveau, France
25. Nutrition News for Africa: Christian Fares, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.bambiweb.org
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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.