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October is breast cancer awareness month

One of the most common forms of cancer affecting women in Malaysia is breast cancer. Approximately 1 out of every 19 females develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Although breast cancer predominantly affects women, males may also get it too, but at a significantly lower percentage than women.

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Pregnant women use up a lot of energy and also lose a lot of blood when giving birth. It isn’t unusual for them to look pale and tired after a few intense hours on the delivery bed. Besides the painful aftermath of childbirth, their body is also learning to produce breastmilk for the first time, which means that their confinement diet should consist of more essential nutrients than before.

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家里增添新成员确实令人雀跃不已,然而,对初为人父母者而言,照顾新生儿可一点儿也不简单,对比较有经验的家长也是如此。这是因为每一位宝宝都是独一无二的,肯定为你带来全新的育婴体验。

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School is now back in session for most of the kids in Malaysia. But saying that parents are not worried about sending their children back to school would be a huge understatement, especially with the current COVID-19 situation in the country causing some schools to close back down again.

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“Affectionate touch and rhythmic movement are among the most powerful forms of communication between babies and their parents, so they’re great ways for you to bond.” — K. Mark Sossin, Ph.D., Director of the Parent-Infant Research Nursery, Pace University

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Think of it this way: for months (or maybe years) they have not had a say in when, what, or how much to eat during mealtimes, and therefore being picky about their food somehow gives them a sense of control over their eating habits.

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As parents, you’re the one responsible for keeping your tiny human safe once you bring them back home. It is best to look into babyproofing your home a few months before the arrival of your bundle of joy, but where do you even start?

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Those itchy red blotches on your baby’s skin are called baby rash. They could be heat rash, drool rash, or nappy rash.

A rash is defined as any red eruption of the skin. Though it starts out itchy, it can quickly turn painful and bloody if not immediately taken care of.

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Fever is not an illness in itself, but it is a symptom that the body is busy fighting off an infection. It can be quite concerning for parents when their newborn baby is warmer to the touch than usual. How should parents deal with their newborn baby’s fever?

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Jaundice. It sounds like a scary medical term, even more so when you later realise that nearly 50% of full-term babies and 80% of premature babies get jaundice since 2-4 hours old. So, what exactly is it?

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