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Jan 19

This worrying news just hit the headlines. We know that breastfeeding is the most natural and best milk for the baby. And now, there is one more reason to stick to breastfeeding because experts found that the harmful chemicals in plastic baby bottles may harm our babies.

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (Xinhua) — A chemical in plastic packaging such as baby bottles might be harmful to the development of children’s brains and reproductive organs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday.

There is some concern about bisphenol A, or BPA for neural and behavioral effects in fetuses, infants and children at current human exposures, said a report released by the National Toxicology Program, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

A lot of studies have been done and this is only one of the many news I found on the net regarding the danger hiding in plastic baby bottles.

The report said laboratory rodents exposed to BPA levels similar to human exposure developed precancerous lesions in the prostate and mammary glands. It noted the possibility that BPA may impact human development cannot be dismissed and more research is needed.

The federal institute is the first U.S. government agency to conclude that low levels of BPA could be harmful to humans, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

Some scientists suspect that exposure to BPA early in life might disrupt hormones and induce gene mutation which increases risks for infants or children of developing breast or prostate cancer, premature female puberty, attention deficit disorders and other reproductive or neurological disorders later in life.

Please read the full news from Xinhua at this URL
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-04/16/content_7988756.htm

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Dec 08

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  1. For the love of the child – Coverage in The Star during World Breast-feeding week in August 2003.- The Star dd July 31st 2003
  2. Balancing career and breastfeeding On 7th March, 2004 MyMomsBest’s members, Dr Teoh Mei Shi and Fazidah were interviewed by Fit For Life, Sunday Star.
  3. ‘How to express successfully’ In the same article, Dr Koe Swee Lee also shared some very useful information for working mothers.
  4. Mum’s the Best During Mother’s Day on May 9th, 2004 MyMomsBest initiated a gift giving event for all mothers who have ill children in the University Malaya Medical Centre.
  5. Galakan ibu susukan bayi melalui internet – News from Berita Harian about MMB’s Mother’s Day event.
  6. Resources for nursing moms – A feature in The Star InTech (computer section).

Lilian also contributes periodically to the newspapers and parenting magazines. Here are a few articles from The Star, Parenting Column.

  1. Working at breast-feeding -The article that starts this group.
  2. In good hands About coping with hospital stays
  3. Coping with death Helping children to cope with losses
  4. Giving first aid Importance of knowing life-saving skills
  5. None the worse for caning About discipline and children
  6. Be prepared at all times Another follow-up article on CPR
  7. Passing on traditions Instilling traditions in children
  8. Strengthening ties Breastfeeding article

Other articles for reading:

  1. Breastfeeding at Work.

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Jul 05

“I learnt a lot from Johannes with regards to transferring files using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Before this, I was only able to transfer files individually using Yahoo! Geocities. With FTP however, I could now transfer entire websites consisting of 100 pages or more,” she says.

“The first time I used FTP however, I accidentally deleted the entire website. It was hilarious,” she says.

According to Chan, by creating MyMomsBest.com, she hopes to provide parents with a local resource of information about breastfeeding.

“I noticed that many parents rely heavily on information found on the Internet. Although the Internet provides useful information, not all of it is reliable or applicable to Malaysians.

“I feel that it is important for us to have our own local resources which we can turn to instead of relying on cultures, practices and things foreign to us.”

According to Chan, one of the highlights of MyMomsBest.com is the useful articles written by Malaysian doctors.

“Our forum is not your regular public forum. We have a dedicated group of members monitoring the topics closely to make sure that all information provided is accurate,” she says.

According to Chan, she was taken aback by the success of MyMomsBest.com.

“Thanks to the passion and dedication of our members and the generosity of our local medical experts, MyMomsBest.com is now one of the most talked about groups in town,” she says, adding that the group has been featured in local magazines and newspapers as well as TV and radio programmes.

“I believe that the breastfeeding support group is one of the best things that has happened on the Malaysian breastfeeding scene,” she adds.

“Our group has really made a big difference because now breastfeeding is seen as the modern, smart and healthy choice of intelligent and bold women. I am happy to know that more babies are being nurtured with the best – breastmilk.”

The breastfeeding support group currently has 130 members (for those without Internet access) and almost 500 members on the MyMomsBest.com forum.

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