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Ministry of Health Exclusive Breastfeeding Campaign

Ministry of Health Exclusive Breastfeeding Campaign
There has been lots of Public Awareness Campaign to encourage moms to breastfeed their child for 6 months EXCLUSIVELY. Parents are now more rely on public forum and social media for advices and justification of old myth, which I find it has benefit the new generation as a whole.

Breast milk is good for baby because:-

1. Breast milk Builds natural antibodies for the child
2. Breast milk Reduces risks of baby getting diarrhoea, respiratory infections, allergy and a lot more
3. Breast milk Encourages brain development

Breastfeeding is good for mommies because:-

1. Breastfeeding Reduces chances of getting breast cancer
2. Breastfeeding Burns calories (up to 600 calories per day)
3. Breastfeeding Mothers has fewer problems with weight
Breastfeeding Mothers has better healing postdelivery
5. Breastfeeding Helps mother uterus return to its normal size more quickly—at about six weeks postpartum, compared with 10 weeks if you don’t breastfeed.
6. Breastfeeding Has Less risk of cancer
Breastfeeding can decrease your baby’s risk of some childhood cancers. And you’ll have a lower risk of postmenopausal breast cancer and ovarian cancer, an often deadly disease that’s on the rise.

Ministry of Health Malaysia has had brochures circulated around, and aims to encourage mother to breastfeed exclusively for 6 month in order for the child and mother to lead a healthy life.

I had personally experience breastfeeding for both of my kids and am encouraging other mummies to do the same.
There are moments of frustrations – baby not able to latch, worries baby may not get enough liquids, worries they are hungry, stress of getting up to breastfeed, breastfeeding thoughts are not shared and accepted well by family members and the list goes on.

Do not fret as it happens to all mummies, especially first timer. If you have problem having baby to latch on in a correct manner, or sore nipples, you can option for pump out. It’s equally beneficial and you can even continue while you are back to work.

Only one advice, do let baby latch on as frequent and whenever you are available. Breast milk is associated with demand and supply, the more you pump and let baby latch direct, the more your body will produce.

Do get enough rest, plenty of drinks, soup, liquids, and eat more nutritional food.
You are not alone, should you want to seek more info, do visit the webpage and there are SMS assistance as well.


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