新消息:免費母乳講座

為支持及推廣母乳餵哺,本中心將與不同機構合辦免費母乳講座。

如果妳懷孕或打算生育,都是好時機去了解及學習有關母乳餵哺的知識。在香港現今約有八成產婦在醫院都有嘗試餵母乳,但能持續全母乳餵哺的只有很少數,在一百個人當中,就只有不足三人能持續餵哺至一歲,妳又如何能擠身成為這少數成功之列?

母乳餵哺對寶寶及媽媽都很重要,不單有助短期及長期健康,更可加強親子關係,建立互信及安全感。為寶寶的成長奠定穩固基礎。

在三月份將有兩場免費講座,由「國際哺乳顧問IBCLC」林茵怡主講,而且所有講學不接受奶粉商贊助,與部份坊間的講座不同,確保內容正確獨立及專業。

講座題為:「母乳餵哺成功第一步﹣﹣產前準備」,適合孕婦,新手媽媽,及有興趣人士參加,費用全免。

詳情參考免費講座

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南華早報文章:New mothers should seek help from professionals if they want to breastfeed – by Heidi Lam

星期日南華早報 (4 Mar 12) 刊登了Heidi Lam的一篇文章,回應之前報導有關餵母乳的困難。文章題為:New mothers should seek help from professionals if they want to breastfeed. Heidi 指出,儘管在香港餵哺母乳有不少阻力,但仍有很多成功餵哺母乳的例子,包括全職媽媽及上班媽媽,而她們都有一些共通的特徵,值得我們借鏡。詳情參閱文章剪報原文,或看以下的轉載。

本文章是回應一篇之前的報導,題為:Before babies hit the bottle — Despite good intentions, nursing mothers in Hong Kong are held back by a lack of support. 報導指很多媽媽都難於持續餵母乳。詳情參考原文

In response to an earlier report on breastfeeding obstacles, Sunday Morning Post (4 Mar 12) published an article by Heidi Lam, titled: New mothers should seek help from professionals if they want to breastfeed. Heidi said despite obstacles, there are many mothers who are successful in breastfeeding, including full time mothers and workings mothers.  And they have common traits. For details please see the article, original newspaper clipping, or the post below.

Heidi’s article is published in response to an earlier report titled: Before babies hit the bottle — Despite good intentions, nursing mothers in Hong Kong are held back by a lack of support. See the original report.

(以下是Heidi的文章。Below is the article by Heidi.)

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Published in Sunday Morning Post on Mar 04, 2012

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

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 they do it?

In my years of counselling mothers (as a certified lactation consultant), I

have seen many cases of successful breastfeeding. There are full-time

mothers, working mothers and those who work part-time who are all

breastfeeding. Those who have to work will pump their milk during

separation and nurse when they are back home.

These successful mothers have common traits.

First of all, they are determined and they never gave up.

They did their homework before giving birth to learn more about

breastfeeding and so they were knowledgeable. They attended classes,

joined meetings and talked to other breastfeeding mothers so they could

understand real-life situations.

Also, whenever they faced challenges they asked for help.

Breastfeeding problems can often be fixed if you ask for help from

experienced counsellors or professionals. There are volunteers who are

willing to help and lactation consultants who are professionals.

I would like to stress the importance of learning breastfeeding and

getting well prepared before birth. In Hong Kong, bottle-feeding

dominates and the breastfeeding culture is weak, so how can new

mothers be expected to know how to breastfeed and look after a

breastfed baby if they never see anyone doing it?

How many times do readers see a mother breastfeeding in Hong Kong?

New mothers should learn from reliable sources and get to know

breastfeeding mothers.

They should avoid breastfeeding seminars run by formula companies,

which lure mothers with free gifts. Not only is that against the

International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, their purpose

is to get women to bottle-feed.

Before we can get more maternity leave, nursing rooms, and better

support, it is up to mothers to improve the breastfeeding rate. If they are

determined they can make a change.

Heidi Lam, Discovery Bay

Copyright © 2012 South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All right reserved

自然哺育新技巧研討會

林茵怡將應邀出席「香港母乳育嬰協會」之會員活動,主講「自然哺育新技巧研討會」。

哺乳類動物世界裹,小動物出世後都懂得自己去哺乳,那我們的寶寶出生後,又是否可以自然地哺乳?我們過去學習過不同的哺乳姿勢,含乳方法,多數以媽媽為主導,但最新研究發現有一些姿勢與哺乳方式,可以令母嬰自然地展開母乳餵哺,使母乳餵哺更順利。本研討旨在與您探討最新的哺乳技巧,以及如何把哺乳看成為很自然的事,讓媽媽寶寶可以享受哺乳之樂,加強親子關係。

日期: 2012年4月28日(星期六)
時間: 下午2:00-4:00(研討會) 下午4:00-5:00(周年大會)

地點: 北角 福蔭道 7號 銅鑼灣社區會堂 會議室﹝近炮台山地鐵站﹞

研討會主講: 國際哺乳顧問﹝IBCLC﹞林茵怡女士
研討會內容:

  • 產前產後如何令母乳餵哺自然發生
  • 最新哺乳姿勢及方式
  • 討論:母乳餵哺如何有助親子?
  • 問答時間

本活動歡迎香港母乳育嬰協會之會員參加。詳情參考網該會網站

Heidi接受電台訪問詳談母乳餵哺

母乳餵哺本來是自然的事,且對媽媽寶寶的健康尤為重要,但很多媽媽都感到不容易,究竟如何能成功餵哺?母乳餵哺又有多重要?對親子關係上、靈性上,又有甚麼啟發?

網上電台House of Light @ Radiodada特別訪問了國際哺乳顧問Heidi,詳談母乳餵哺。節目主持人是House of Light 創辦人及心靈治療師Shirley Kuo,以及Raidodada之producer Boey。Shirley 本身也是母乳媽媽,所以對這次訪問特別有心得,分享了很多母乳餵哺的經驗,也探討了母乳餵哺的種種問題。

很值得懷孕媽媽及哺乳媽媽收聽。

立即收聽:http://www.radiodada.hk/#archive/light_20120223

Shirley(左), Heidi, Boey 於 Radiodada

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