Baby-related Health Articles

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

A Pediatrician’s Guide to Common Kids Infectious Diseases

As a parent, it’s always hard to see your little one sick. It’s inevitable that they will pick up their fair share of coughs, colds and rashes in their early years. We spoke to Dr. Eddie Cheung 張蔚賢醫生 about the importance of building immunity and the most common early childhood diseases to expect. As a […]

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Baby Care and First-Aid Kit | Pediatrician Approved Checklist

The majority of illnesses and accidents in children happen between the ages of one and four. Bumps, bruises, aches, pains and fevers are all likely to happen in your baby’s first years. Hong Kong Pediatrician Dr. Oliver Tang 鄧秀碩醫生, has given us a list of must-haves for a baby first-aid kit. Most children will inevitably […]

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Baby Eczema in Hong Kong: Causes, Treatments and Prevention

Atopic dermatitis, commonly called eczema is one of the most common childhood ailments, occurring in 10-20% of babies. This non-contagious rash usually improves when children reach school age and occurs because the skin is lacking natural moisturizing factors and has poor defense against harsh environmental elements such as outdoor low humidity and irritants. We interviewed […]

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Dr. Carrie Tse on Children’s Dental Health in Hong Kong

Did you know that in Hong Kong, two out of five kindergarten children have tooth decay? Studies conducted by the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Dentistry show that despite a slight decline over the years, rates of child dental caries in Hong Kong remain much higher compared to other world cities. In our interview with […]

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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 & 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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