Baby-related Health Articles

This section covers the ins and outs of having a baby; learn about baby topics you never thought about!

How Can Chiropractic Help Babies?

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Chiropractic in Hong Kong has become more popular. A growing number of pregnant women discover its benefits, too. In fact, this isn’t just about pregnancy health and mums’ recovery, it’s also about how newborns experience childbirth. We sat down with Hong Kong chiropractor Dr. Kamilla Holst to talk about how chiropractic can help pregnant women… Read More

Exclusive Tips to Successful Breastfeeding in Hong Kong | Interview with Top Expert

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Rates of breastfeeding initiation have been on the rise in Hong Kong – more than 85% of women are now initiating breastfeeding. That being said, according to a 2017 Department of Health survey, at the six-month mark, 47% of Hong Kong mothers are breastfeeding but only 27.9% nursing exclusively.     Why the drop in… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Hong Kong

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Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood disease that is most prevalent in Hong Kong from May to July, and October to December.   We spoke to pediatrician Dr. June Chan 陳善珩醫生 about what to look out for during HFMD season and how to provide relief to our little ones.    … Read More

Your Guide to Hong Kong Children’s Hospital 香港兒童醫院

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Have you heard about Hong Kong Children’s Hospital? It is Hong Kong’s brand new children hospital and its opening on 18 December 2018 marked an important step in Hong Kong’s healthcare development.   Background of Hong Kong Children’s Hospital The decision to build the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital was made in 2007 with the goal… Read More

A Hong Kong Pediatrician Guide to Baby Food

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Your thoughts about baby food? Every parent worries about the hows, whens, and whys of baby nutrition. There is a lot of noise and contradictory information on infant feeding and we at Healthy Matters sourced trustworthy recommendations. We asked Hong Kong pediatrician Dr. Eddie Cheung 張蔚賢醫生 to share some easy-to-use feeding guidelines to your baby’s… Read More

Interview with Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Dr. David Ho

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Otorhinolaryngology. Hard to spell but you probably know what this is about. Otorhinolaryngology (the study of ENT: Ears, Nose and Throat) is one of the most in-demand medical specializations in the world. ENT medical treatment is particularly important in children, as common pediatric ENT problems such as hearing difficulties can greatly impact on a child’s… Read More

The Best Breastfeeding Resources in Hong Kong

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Whether you consider breastfeeding for just a few weeks or more than a year, arming yourself with knowledge and preparation is key to success. Here are the most helpful resources for expecting and new mothers in Hong Kong.     Breastfeeding preparation before baby arrives One of the main reasons moms in Hong Kong stop… Read More

Why Do Hong Kong Women Stop Breastfeeding Early?

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Mothers in Hong Kong are breastfeeding more than ever. In 2016, nearly 87% of mothers initiated breastfeeding, up from 19% in 1981. Despite these successes, we still see a big drop in the number of women exclusively breastfeeding up to the recommended 6-month mark by the World Health Organization. We at Healthy Matters reviewed the… Read More