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  1. New mothers should seek help from professionals if they want to breastfeed

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am writing refer to the article by Vanessa Yung ('Before babies hit the bottle', February 26). Many mothers in Hong Kong experience difficulties with breastfeeding, and even though most of them try to breastfeed in hospital after giving birth, most fail to continue. The article rightly mentions a number of obstacles. But how about those who are successful, how can ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Promotion of formula milk undermines breastfeeding initiative

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:59am by LETTERS

    ... Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association ... Promotion of formula milk undermines breastfeeding initiative We cannot agree more with your editorial " Nursing mothers need more help " (June 10), which called for more ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... available at Queen Mary Hospital's paediatrics department should be more widely available. It has been shown that breastfeeding is immensely beneficial both for the mother and the baby ... Kwung Tong Do women need more rooms to feed their babies? The government is encouraging women to feed their babies in a natural way since it can benefit both the mother and the baby. However, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ..., the Hospital Authority says. Babies also sleep at their mothers' bedsides during the entire stay. The new procedures are among 10 requirements under the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative launched ... to the initiative. The three hospitals that are taking the lead may be the first in the city to be accredited "baby friendly" this year- if an expert committee approves of their performance. ...

  5. News - Asia - CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

    Father vows to sue nurse and hospital over baby mouth-taping incident

    Posted May 15th 2014, 11:37am by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... Kristine Servando kristine.servando@scmp.com Couple say baby now safe and sound after 'nightmare' at hospital, and say case is urgent in light of Philippines' thriving ... be filed. The hospital has told the Philippine media that the nurse taped the baby’s mouth to keep its pacifier from falling out. The parents refuted this, however, saying the baby could have ...

  6. Corporates pushing eco-friendly initiatives

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Lehman Brothers, which has firm-wide initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint, and Hong Kong-based activities such as teaming up with Friends of the Earth for tree planting and beach clean-ups. ... of green-savvy customers and their appetite for environmentally friendly goods and services. From financial institutions, construction companies and power suppliers to producers of cosmetics, clothing, ...

  7. News - World - SYRIAN CONFLICT

    'It's a miracle!' Two-month-old Syrian baby rescued from bombed-out building

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... that trapped the baby. “It was June 18. We were asleep when suddenly I heard a loud explosion. I passed out and woke up in hospital,” she said. “My husband and daughter were killed,” added ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut A two-month-old Syrian baby was rescued from the rubble of a bombed building in war-battered Aleppo – a “miracle” caught on film by rescuers – but now ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... The CFDA also approved diagnostic kits for "high-risk" pregnant women, such as those older than 35. Such diagnostic products were introduced in China in 2011, initially for prenatal ... that authorities were also worried that the new technology could be used to determine the sex of foetuses even though public hospitals are prohibited from revealing such information after fetal screenings ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... babies born in state hospitals all over the archipelago who received the symbolic designation "100,000,000th baby". "This is both an opportunity and a challenge. An opportunity we ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippines celebrates population milestone with wary eye on the future One hundred million and counting A baby girl born early yesterday has officially ...

  10. News - World - GAZA

    Fifteen killed in Israeli shelling of UN school sheltering Palestinians

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... including a baby, yesterday when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school in Gaza sheltering Palestinians fleeing fighting between Hamas and the army, medics said. Ashraf Ashraf al-Qudra, ... and hospitals in the embattled Palestinian territory, as the death toll from a 17-day operation to halt rocket fire by Gaza militants topped 770. Such a massacre requires more than one hospital to deal ...




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