Kids-related Health Articles

Learn more about kids’ health in Hong Kong in this section.

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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Where to Find the Measles Vaccine in Hong Kong?

The Healthy Matters team has done the research for you so you don’t have to. Here is everything about the measles vaccine in Hong Kong: where to find it and how much it costs.

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The Expert Guide to Orthodontic Care in Hong Kong

Looking for an orthodontist in Hong Kong? Here is your guide to Hong Kong orthodontic treatments. Dentistry is a broad medical field with a goal to improve oral health, but there are differences between dentists and orthodontists. The main point to remember is that orthodontists specialize in specific treatments like correcting misaligned teeth and jaws […]

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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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The Complete Guide to Child Adoption in Hong Kong

Adoption is a big decision and is often a lengthy process. You can adopt a child from Hong Kong or a child who is overseas. Both options follow a similar procedure, but adopting an overseas child may be more complicated and costly. Who is in charge of child adoption in Hong Kong? In Hong Kong, […]

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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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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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