Why is my baby not putting on weight?

By BRIGITTE ROZARIO THERE are several reasons why babies fail to thrive and don’t seem to be putting on weight. None of the reasons is breast milk. At the recent PRISMA 2015 conference, organised by the Malaysian Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Association, participants were glued to their seats listening to the topic “Poor Weight Gain and […]

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Dr Hairin Anisa Tajuddin: ‘Neonatal jaundice is one of the reasons why mothers fail to establish exclusive breastfeeding.’

Stop blaming mother’s milk for infant jaundice

By BRIGITTE ROZARIO POOR breast milk. It gets blamed for everything, from baby’s failure to thrive to jaundice. Dr Hairin Anisa Tajuddin, paediatrician and lactation consultant at Monash University Malaysia, pointed out that breast milk is not to blame for baby’s jaundice, in her presentation entitled “Busting the Myths on Jaundice” at the recent PRISMA […]

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