Monday, October 25, 2010

La Leche League meeting.

Dear mothers and friends of LLL,
I would like to invite you to participate in the next La Leche League meeting.
Topic: “The Art of Breastfeeding and how to prevent difficulties"
The meeting this month focuses on learning the basics of breastfeeding. We will all share ideas to help mothers overcome roadblocks that may impede breastfeeding progress.
Date: Thursday, October 28th – 2010, from 9:30 am to 11:30am

Place: Ladybird International Kindergarten (21 Soi Promsri 2 - Sukhumvit 39). For directions, please see the map of Ladybird:
Upcoming meeting:
· Nutrition and Weaning: Thursday, November 25th, 2010.

More info. please call :Jenny Perez-Genge
(La Leche League Leader)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

About 11 billion cost of formula and breast milk substitutes,Thailand

Can you believe, about 11 billion ฿ was spend on formula or breastmilk substitue while the doctor say BREASTMILK IS BEST for our baby.

Spurned milk sparks outcry:Doctors say the breast is best for infants but marketing pushes unhealthy choices

However, in Thailand, exclusive breastfeeding during a child's first six months is still as low as 5% among the 800,000 newborn babies each year.
A recent report showed that more than 400,000 newborns are given breast milk substitutes. Such high consumption is driven by the highly competitive market and big public relations campaigns.
Milk formula commercials, complimentary samples and gift distribution can be seen in drug stores, hospitals, clinics and department stores.
The amount of formula and breast milk substitutes in the country costs about 11 billion baht a year and market growth is 2 to 5%, according to the Department of Internal Trade.
"Promotion of breast milk substitutes undermines breastfeeding," said David Clark, nutritional specialist at the United Nations Children's Fund, during a recent Unicef meeting in Manila on infant and young child feeding in emergencies.
Global sales of baby food are projected to grow by 37% from US$11.5 billion (349 billion baht) to US$42.7 billion by 2013. Almost two-thirds of this growth will come from the Asia-Pacific, particularly China and Indonesia.
Read this from Bangkok Post Oct.2nd,2010