Baby-related Health Articles

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

Children Ear Infections: What Parents Should Know

Middle ear infections (Otitis Media) are very common in young children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old. While they are not alarming and not contagious, they can bring your child a lot of pain and discomfort. In collaboration with ENT specialist, Dr. David Ho 何志謙醫生, Healthy Matters brings you a practical […]

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Breastfeeding Guide: How Much & How Often at Every Age | From Birth to Toddlerhood

Whether you aim to breastfeed for a few days or for several months, you are probably asking yourself how much and how often you should feed your child. Here is your expert breastfeeding guide from Healthy Matters, covering every breastfeeding stage from newborns to toddlers. Breastfeeding guidelines: from birth to 1 month How often? In […]

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How Can Chiropractic Help Babies?

Chiropractic in Hong Kong has become more popular. A growing number of regnant 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 […]

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

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 nursing between […]

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Hong Kong: All You Need to Know

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. Signs and symptoms […]

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

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 The decision to build the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital was made in 2007 with the goal of improving the expertise in pediatric […]

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A Hong Kong Pediatrician Guide to Baby Food

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 […]

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Interview with a Pediatrician on Child Immunisation in Hong Kong

As child vaccination programmes differ from one country to another, expat parents should be extra vigilant about their children’s vaccine updates and immunisation records. Pediatrician Dr. Simon Wong 黄智安 kindly accepted to give us the lowdown on both public and private child immunisation options in Hong Kong. Are any vaccines legally required in Hong Kong? Vaccinations are […]

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

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 […]

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Baby Teething? The Most Effective Pain Remedies

Is your baby teething? All parents dread it. The moment that angelic little smile shows signs of swelling, you know you’re in trouble. Each baby is different, some begin teething as early as three months, some begin as late as 12 months. It’s a challenging time for even the calmest of parents. We’ve wracked our […]

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