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Thursday September 30, 2004

Resource for nursing mums
CHAN Lilian’s web development adventures do not just concentrate on grief, pain and illnesses. Last February, Chan helped a fellow breastfeeding mother to start a breastfeeding support group for mothers in Malaysia. (Ten months after her son Vincent’s death, Chan and her husband were blessed with another baby boy, named Matthew.)

“I actually stumbled onto the breastfeeding group by accident,” explains Chan.

It all began with an article she wrote on breastfeeding for Star Two’s Parenting column, which she contributes to occasionally.

“When the article was published, a few mothers started writing to me. One of the mothers, Sze Sze, said that she was interested in starting a breastfeeding support group. I thought it was a good idea and so I agreed to help her set up the group.

“We were surprised when the group’s membership started growing. It grew so big that within six months, we could not handle the bulk of the e-mail anymore,” she says. “That’s when I decided to create a website on breastfeeding (www.mymomsbest.com) with a forum.”

According to Chan, MyMomsBest.com was set up with the help of Johannes Tjoa, the husband of one of the group’s members.