Controls on formula ads long overdue

Milk formula in a Wan Chai pharmacy. Photo: David Wong

I was disappointed, but not surprised, to see the full page advert from the Hong Kong Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association, aka the manufacturers of formula milk, in the South China Morning Post, on November 23.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012, 5:59am

Brave-hearted infant is now a fearless four-year-old

Illustration: Pearl Law

Today our little girl and middle child is four years old. She is full of energy, occasionally cheeky, and more than a match for her older and younger brothers. She is determined, fearless and, as we have always known, amazingly brave.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:01pm

Another milk formula brand fails iodine test

Another Japanese baby milk brand, Meiji, has been found to contain too little of the nutrient iodine, the Centre for Food Safety said yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Iodine for infants: ensuring they have the key nutrient

Q: If my baby is found to be suffering from iodine deficiency, what is the treatment?

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

When baby finally sleeps through the night, it's time for a French toast

I wish I were French. It's not the first time, either. I had the same strong urge when I was at university, struggling with when to use the hideously complicated French verb mood, the subjunctive.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Baby steps

Frustrated at being unable to find the baby supplies she required, new mother Clarissa Becker started online portal three years ago to help fellow mums in need.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Code regulating ads for breastmilk substitutes still not implemented in HK

Breastfeeding is a public health issue. For the health of all mothers and babies, it should be regarded as the norm, and should not have to compete with the commercial promotion of breastmilk substitutes and artificial feeding.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Baby may have been killed by shaking

An 11-month-old girl who died in hospital after being found unconscious in her home may have been killed by being violently shaken, police said yesterday.

Her 26-year-old mother was in police custody last night on suspicion of infanticide but has not been charged. An autopsy will be carried out soon.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Baby carriers

The power of balance

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Teen enters no plea over death of newborn

A 17-year-old accused of failing to take care of her newborn appeared at Kowloon City Court yesterday on a count of infanticide. Abraham College Form Five student Lai Choi-ying entered no plea. She is accused of failing to care for her baby on Thursday at her home in Shan King Estate, Tuen Mun.

6 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Search for abandoned newborn's mother

Police are appealing for help finding a Filipino woman who went missing after abandoning her newborn son in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. Novel Leonora Perze, 36, gave birth on July 30, but disappeared after being discharged on August 2, leaving her son. Anyone with information should contact police on 2595 2200.

25 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Helping new mums not just a job for carer

What does a carer for newborns and mothers do?

In general, we are responsible for doing everything for the newborn baby, and I try to also take close care of the new mother. I don't mind what I do, even washing underwear for the new mother.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Exercise daily with baby, parents urged

Parents should do daily exercises with their babies when they have just started to walk, to ensure they develop properly and do not hurt themselves, doctors said yesterday.

A survey revealed that 60 per cent of parents failed to exercise every day with their babies.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

suckling pigs

As hospitals around town brace for a Year of the Pig baby boom, you might be wondering what to get your best friend (who has everything) for her upcoming baby shower. Hollywood stars and wealthy tycoons are already drooling over the ultimate knick-knack for newborns: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought one for Shiloh; baby Barron Trump has one, too.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Tragic accident a wake-up call on child safety in cars

My prayers are with the families of the couple and child killed in the terrible accident on Tuen Mun Road this week ('Baby and parents die in crash', February 22). I feel compelled, however, to comment on what I believe to be misleading reporting: 'A police source said the boy, who was too young to put in a baby seat ...' This is blatantly wrong.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am