Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tollyjoy's World Breastfeeding Week

above Dr Anushree Narayanan, Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatalogist 
 Yesterday I attended the Tollyjoy's World Breastfeeding Week on the breastfeeding workshop at Tropicana Medical Centre, it's good info for new parents and mommies to be where they can know and find out about goodness of breastmilk. Dr Anushree Narayanan, Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatalogist is there to explains the goodness of breast milk to newborns. 

Being a parent is around the clock job, it's undoubtedly one of the most exciting journeys to step into. For mothers, the experience is taken a step further as they approach the essential task of breastfeeding. Special for many reasons, breastfeeding could make a world of difference for both mother and baby in terms of health as well as on the level of bonding. This year celebrating of World Breastfeeding Week, Tollyjoy shared in the support for mothers by organizing an exclusive breastfeeding workshop centered on breastfeeding health and personal journeys.

Above picture where Dr Anushree Narayanan, Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatalogist explains on
Breast milk composition differences
Gestational age at birth
(preterm and full term)
Stage of lactation
(colustrum and mature milk)
During a feed
(foremilk and hindmilk)

 Organized in collaboration with Tropicanal Medical Centre (TMC), the workshop was held to promote the importance of breastfeeding and its health benefits, which extends well beyond basic nutrition or emotional bonding. If there were a single most effective way to care for the health of a newborn, it would be through exclusive breastfeeding - for at least the first six months. Besides being proven to protect babies against illness, breastfeeding also offers benefits that stays with mothers for years.

Breastfeeding journey can be challenging especially for new or working mother. From experience, it would took a lot of preparation to get through the early weeks, and then back to daily work routine. Breastfeeding mom will needs lot of supports not just from spouse but colleague or family members to continue breastfeeding journey.
above is breastfeeding massage demo by Sister Jessintha, Nurse Manager

Embracing the true spirit of World Breastfeeding Week, the event brought together a selected group of women and some of TMC's top specialists within the field to share their insights on breastfeeding. Exclusive sessions were conducted by the hospital's Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatalogist and Nurse Manager, including talks, an interactive tutorial and a fun facts quiz.

During the talk on "The Goodness of Breastmilk", Dr Anushree Narayanan, Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatalogist shared that only 5% of women truly have a lack of breast milk; which means that with the right support and information, 95% of mothers should be able to breastfeed their infants. 

Key benefits of breastfeeding for babies
  • Enchances intelligences and cognitive development
  • Boosts immune system and helps fight against diseases
  • Lowers the risk of allergies, diabetes and obesity
  • Protects against ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea
  • Reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Helps baby feel secure from physical closeness, skin to skin touching, and eye contact
Key benefits of breastfeeding for mothers
  • Speed up recovery from childbirth
  • Reduces rate of breast and ovarian cancer in the long run
  • Protect against rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes
  • Lower risk of developing heart disease
  • Promotes emotional health as it helps reduces postpartum anxiety levels
  • Creates a unique and powerful physical and emotional connection
  • Provides an inexpensive and convenient form of feeding

 There was even a live cooking demonstration hosted by TMC's expert Dieticiant and in-house chef suggesting healthy recipes and nutrition tips for breastfeeding mothers.
Try out these recipe Papaya Fish Soup and Dry Longan Soup as dessert. Click on the link to see recipes.

 Irene Yeo, Sales & Marketing Manager of Tollyjoy explains on each product of Tollyjoy that suitable for new parent to breastfeed their newborn baby.

Tollyjoy has been committed to offering the best for babies over the years with its wide range of products, including an all-inclusive breastfeeding kit to meet the needs of mothers. This was one of several similar intiatives aimed at embracing the love and care that parents share towards their precious little ones.
Breastfeeding must haves for mothers by Tollyjoy
1. Manual Breast Pump w/feeding bottle set
2. Tollyjoy Battery Operated Breast Pump
3.Disposable and Washable nursing pads
4. LCD Baby food & Bottle warmer
5. Cooler Bag
6. Breast milk storage bottles
7. Nursing pillows
8. Nursery bag 

One of the media bloggers that attended the workshop, above is Mommy Ayu with her baby.

Keep this in mind that the best gift you can give to your children to protect them from diseases and optimize their intelligence is breast milk.
I have recorded instagram video you can check out my instagram sherrygo.
I blogged about the parking fee of Tropicana Medical Centre, and goodies I received click on the link. 

Thank you Jollyjoy and Tropicana Medical Centre for useful and helpful info on breastfeeding.

Being mommy of two boys, I breastfeed my first child three and half years, started breastfeed him exclusively when he's four months old, yeah I never give up trying.


  1. Such a well written and useful info, Children is really a beautiful gift by God, i love that changes on my regular life.

    1. hi savita singh, good to know you find it useful info.


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