In celebration of World Breast Feeding Week August 1st – August 7th 2014, we have some great online support resources and local resources for those living around the Kuala Lumpur area. As well as this we have some infographics from The World Health Organisation at the end of the article.
- The La Leche League International provide a free download of its “Tear Sheets” here. Must have information to post on the fridge or noticeboard.
- The La Leche League International also has an extensive Frequently Asked Questions resource here if you need some support.
- Time Magazine talks about The Top 16 Breastfeeding Controversies in their article here.
If you are in our home town of Kuala Lumpur and need some additional breast feeding support we know of the following resources where you can speak to someone in person:
- Most hospitals with have a lactation consultant on their staff. Make a visit and chat to the lactation consultant before you give birth. Talk to your hospital about home visits after you give birth, many public hospitals in Kuala Lumpur offer home visit services by trained breast feeding support staff.
- JenLia2u are a group of private home visit midwives and breast feeding consultants (based in Kuala Lumpur) an can be seen here. Staff can visit your home after you give birth and can advise you on breast feeding, infant care and maternal health. Jennifer Hor one of the founders of JenLia2U is also our Chief Panelist and Advisor for The Safety Educator.
- Join a parents support group and talk to families who are going through the same things as you. IBU Family Resource group has a monthly coffee morning for pregnant and breast feeding mothers, see here or take a look at their Facebook page here and Facebook discussion group here.
- The Breast Feeding Advocates Support Network is one of the largest Malaysian family groups on Facebook here. It is a high traffic discussion page for mothers on breast feeding support and postpartum health. Facebook is wonderful discussion tool but should NEVER be used for medical advice. If you have any breast feeding concerns contact a profession health care provider.
Take a look at the top tips by the World Health Organisation in the attached info-graphics.
Maree has over five years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety and in the development of safety standards, training workshops and improvement initiatives. She is passionate about health, safety and education. Maree, a mother of two children, has a Advanced Diploma in OHS and will be graduating soon with a B.Sc. (HSE) from Australia.