Most importantly – the amount you pump does NOT reflect the amount of milk your body produces! A baby that is properly latched and breastfeeding well is more efficient at withdrawing milk directly through breastfeeding than a pump is at extraction. That said, lots of mothers in Hong Kong choose to pump for one reason or another. […]
Sometimes you encounter problems (like thrush or tongue tie) that can only be resolved with the help of a medical professional. Below are Doctors and Specialists that mothers have found to be pro-breastfeeding, support natural term breastfeeding, and/or are able to correctly diagnose and prescribe for breastfeeding problems. GP’s Dr Brigitte Schlaiker OT&P Medical Practice […]
Community Groups The following groups provide friendship and support for mothers breastfeeding in Hong Kong. La Leche League –LLL Hong Kong is part of La Leche League International, a nonprofit, nonsectarian organisation dedicated to providing support, encouragement and information to women who want to breastfeed. All women interested in breastfeeding are invited to attend FREE monthly meetings, […]
Sometimes you need a little extra breastfeeding help. Below is a list of Lactation Consultants in Hong Kong (paid services). Click here to see a list of free support services. Some do home visits, while others require you to visit their clinic. Remember, if you visit a Lactation Consultant’s clinic, you need to take […]
You don’t need any special clothing to breastfeed! But you may feel more comfortable breastfeeding in public if you have clothing that allows easy and discreet access to your breasts. The cheapest way this can be done is the “one up one down” method, where you wear a stretch singlet top, with a second top over […]
A Mamma with a hungry baby should breastfeed wherever she likes. But if you’re after a quiet or private space see the links below for some options. Sassy Mamma Guide – Locations organised by region. Chatty Brain – Locations organised by region. Includes pictures. Geobaby – This has a nice PDF wich you can download and save on […]
Unfortunately there are no laws in Hong Kong that protect the rights of breastfeeding Mammas in public spaces or in the workplace. However this doesn’t mean that you’re not allowed to breastfeed in public – it just means that the HK Government hasn’t enacted any pro-breastfeeding laws (yet!).