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Learn more about baby health. Your healthcare options in Hong Kong and what to expect.
  • The Hong Kong Children’s Hospital 香港兒童醫院 Is Now Open

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    Here is what you should know about the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. This is Hong Kong’s very first children hospital and its opening on the 18 December 2018 marked an important step in Hong Kong’s healthcare development. Background of the Hong Kong ...

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

    Asian lady breastfeeding

    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 ...

  • Best Breastfeeding Resources in Hong Kong

    Lady breastfeeding on the beach

    Whether you consider breastfeeding for just a few weeks or more than a year, arming yourself with knowledge and preparation is key to your success. Here are the most helpful resources for expecting and new mothers in Hong Kong.     Breastfeeding preparation ...

  • Why Do Hong Kong Women Stop Breastfeeding Early?

    Asian baby being breastfed

    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 ...

  • Is Your Child Getting Enough Vitamin D?

    Child sun exposure 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 ...

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

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    The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. On January 15, 2018 a 3-year-old girl was the first child fatality of the Hong Kong winter influenza season bringing flu-related death tolls in Hong Kong ...

  • 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 ...

  • Guide to Allergy Specialists in Hong Kong

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    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 ...

  • Everything You Need to Know About Baby Led Weaning

    Baby eating a whole carrot

    Baby led weaning (BLW) is an approach to introducing solid foods that allows the baby to feed themselves from the introduction of food at 6 months age. Coined after the release of Dr. Gill Rapely and Tracey Murkett’s book of ...

  • Having Twins (or more!) in Hong Kong

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    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 ...

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