Baby-related Health Articles

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

Your Expert Guide to Baby Food Allergies in Hong Kong

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About 50% of newborn babies in Hong Kong are at risk of suffering from allergies and 5% of children in the city have a food allergy. Childhood allergies are increasing worldwide and almost every parent of a young child will have had the fear of allergies drilled into them by friends, family and physicians. Allergic […]

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The Best Breastfeeding Resources in Hong Kong

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 breastfeeding […]

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Vitamin D?

In order to get adequate amounts of vitamin D, we need direct sun exposure on 80% of our bodies between the time of 12 and 2pm for 20-30 minutes. You’d be forgiven for thinking that in our sub-tropical paradise of a city, a lot of us would be getting that. In fact, a 2009 survey […]

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Haven’t Received Your Flu Shot Yet? Read This Now

The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. On January 28, 2019 a 2-year-old boy was the first child fatality of the Hong Kong winter influenza season. While it is still too early to tell whether the flu season will be more severe this year, it is not too […]

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Your Expert Guide to Allergy Specialists in Hong Kong

Did you know Hong Kong does not have enough allergy specialists? According to the Hong Kong Medical Journal, the city is sorely underserved by allergists. Indeed, most people with allergies are managed by their general practitioner or an organ-specific doctor such as an ENT specialist. While their care is adequate, it will be viewed through […]

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Having Twins (or more!) in Hong Kong

Finally, a positive pregnancy test… soon after, your doctor confirms it with a blood test. But, during your first ultrasound, there are two heartbeats (no, it is not yours and the baby’s)! Finding out you are pregnant is amazing news. Finding out you carry twins is just that, but with many questions. Fertility treatments Let’s be clear: […]

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China’s Vaccination Scandal: What it Means for Vaccines in Hong Kong

The 2018 vaccine scandal in China caused a social media storm and anxiety amongst parents. In Hong Kong, a surge in demand for vaccines occured. What has been this vaccination scandal in China? It was revealed that a company called Changsheng Bio-technology falsified data for rabies and produced ineffective batches of DPT shots (to prevent […]

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Your Guide To Your Newborn’s First Doctor Visit

While doctor schedules may vary slightly, it is recommended that newborns be checked 3 to 5 days after birth. In Hong Kong parents can either choose public or private healthcare services. In the public sector, your baby’s first medical consultation after being discharged from the hospital is free and available at the Maternal and Child Health […]

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Kids’ Travel First Aid Kit | What Every Parent Should Pack

Travelling with kids is stressful enough. And while we want to encourage their adventurous side, sometimes that comes with a few injuries along the way. Especially when we’re on the road (or plane, train or automobile), we want to make sure we’re ready to face any little bumps, bruises and minor illnesses along the way. […]

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