Post-Partum-related Health Articles

Just had baby or planning for the next stage of your life/lives? Don’t miss any information on this important post-pregnancy period fo your life.

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Mental Wellness When Returning to Work After Having a Baby | At-Work Practical Tips

In a recent Australian study, researchers found that poor employment conditions can have a significant impact on the mental health of Australian mothers who return to work before their children have turned one. We know that workplaces in Hong Kong are not known to be mental health-friendly. Returning to work, your maternal and mental health… Read More

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Why Do Hong Kong Women Stop Breastfeeding Early?

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 the recommended 6-month mark by the World Health Organization. We at Healthy Matters reviewed the… Read More

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Exclusive Tips to Successful Breastfeeding in Hong Kong | Interview with Top 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… Read More

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

Whether you aim to feed for a few days or for several months, you are probably asking yourself how much and how often you should feed your child. We at Healthy Matters cover every breastfeeding stage from newborns to toddlers.     Breastfeeding guidelines: from birth to 1 month How often? In the early days,… Read More

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Best Breastfeeding Resources in Hong Kong

Whether your goal is to breastfeed for just a few weeks or more than a year, arming yourself with knowledge and preparation is key to your success. Here are some the most helpful resources for expectant parents and breastfeeding mothers in Hong Kong.     Breastfeeding preparation before baby arrives One of the main reasons… Read More

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