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Brand New Nursing Room at Pricerite Flagship Store at MegaBox    Welcome Moms Breastfeed Anywhere Anytime
Nov

14

2018

Brand New Nursing Room at Pricerite Flagship Store at MegaBox Welcome Moms Breastfeed Anywhere Anytime

Breastfeeding is not easy. From tender, swollen breasts to mastitis, all these give mothers a hard time; it could be an uncomfortable moment for many nursing moms too, especially to new mothers when breastfeeding their babies in public. UNICEF HK understands the needs of breastfeeding mothers and strives to promote “Breastfeeding Friendly Premises”; we encourage public places to develop breastfeeding friendly facilities so that breastfeeding...

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UNICEF HK welcomes family-friendly initiatives outlined by the Policy Address
Oct

11

2018

UNICEF HK welcomes family-friendly initiatives outlined by the Policy Address

HONG KONG, 10 October 2018 – The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) welcomes the family friendly initiatives announced by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR Government, Mrs. Carrie Lam, in her Policy Address today, including: –  Proposing to extend the statutory maternity leave from 10 weeks to 14 weeks. –  Stepping up measures to enhance the provision of babycare facilities and lactation...

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World Breastfeeding Week 2018 rallies support for breastfeeding
Jul

26

2018

World Breastfeeding Week 2018 rallies support for breastfeeding

The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association (BFHIHKA), the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) and the Hospital Authority (HA) today (July 26) held an event to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2018 with a view to raising the community’s awareness on breastfeeding and calling for their support. WBW is celebrated annually in the first week...

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UNICEF HK’S SURVEY FINDS THE HONG KONG CODE INEFFECTIVE
Jul

25

2018

UNICEF HK’S SURVEY FINDS THE HONG KONG CODE INEFFECTIVE

The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) says today that nursing mothers continue to receive informational and promotional materials from baby formula milk companies that target at babies under 36 months old, bringing into question the effectiveness of the Hong Kong Code of Marketing of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children (the Hong Kong Code) in safeguarding...

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7 steps of ‘Breastfeeding Friendly Public Transport’
Aug

10

2017

7 steps of ‘Breastfeeding Friendly Public Transport’

Aligned with this year’s theme of ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’,UNICEF HK introduces the seven steps of ‘Breastfeeding Friendly Public Transport’ in order to call for supports and educate service providers and the public through simple ways.


World Breastfeeding Week 2017 calls for public support for breastfeeding
Aug

01

2017

World Breastfeeding Week 2017 calls for public support for breastfeeding

HONG KONG, 28 July 2017 –The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), in collaboration with the Department of Health (DH), the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association (BFHIHKA) and the Hospital Authority, today celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2017, hoping to further enhance public support for breastfeeding in Hong Kong.


PizzaExpress: making breastfeeding mums feel comfortable is the key
Sep

06

2016

PizzaExpress: making breastfeeding mums feel comfortable is the key

HONG KONG, 6 September 2016 - PizzaExpress is founded on the Italian principles, and family is at the heart of any Italian dining experience – pledging our support to ‘Say Yes to Breastfeeding’ campaign organized by Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF completely reinforces those values and demonstrates the commitment we have always made to breastfeeding mums.


Queen Elizabeth Hospital accredited as the first Baby-friendly Hospital in Hong Kong
Aug

27

2016

Queen Elizabeth Hospital accredited as the first Baby-friendly Hospital in Hong Kong

HONG KONG,27 August 2016 –Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) was accredited by BFHIHKA in May as the first Baby-friendly Hospital in Hong Kong with the joint effort of Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association (BFHIHKA), the Hong Kong government and the Hospital Authority. A Baby-friendly Hospital Designation Ceremony was held today.


World Breastfeeding Week 2016 Celebration Event
Jul

30

2016

World Breastfeeding Week 2016 Celebration Event

HONG KONG, 30 July 2016 – The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), in collaboration with the Department of Health, the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association (BFHIHKA) and the Hospital Authority, today celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2016 and promote public awareness of supporting breastfeeding.

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77 MILLION NEWBORNS GLOBALLY NOT BREASTFED WITHIN FIRST HOUR OF LIFE – UNICEF
Jul

29

2016

77 MILLION NEWBORNS GLOBALLY NOT BREASTFED WITHIN FIRST HOUR OF LIFE – UNICEF

© UNICEF/UN026417/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 29 July 2016 – Some 77 million newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them of the essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin contact with their mother that protect them from disease and death, UNICEF said. “Making babies wait too long for the first critical contact with their mother...

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Smiles are our greatest support
Jun

14

2016

Smiles are our greatest support

(Only Chinese version is available) 我有3名小寶寶。由第一胎至今,我覺得香港公眾場所的哺乳支援設施改善了很多。以前外出要找個哺乳室都很難,即使找得到,大部分都是設置在廁所內。如今大部分大型商場都設有獨立的哺乳室,衞生情況亦較好。只是常常大排長龍,動輒要等上半小時,寶寶已經哭到聲嘶力竭......

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UNICEF HK Ambassador Gigi Leung calls for support to breastfeeding mom
May

05

2016

UNICEF HK Ambassador Gigi Leung calls for support to breastfeeding mom

(Only Chinese version is available) 聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)大使梁詠琪(Gigi),母親節前曬與囡囡Sofia的幸福照,呼籲全港商場支持哺乳媽媽。Gigi說,為了Sofia的健康着想,她一直堅持餵哺母乳,但外出時要找地方餵母乳或是擠母乳,真的很不容易。今日,UNICEF HK聯同政府推出「母乳餵哺友善商場」,ELEMENTS圓方率先響應參與,承諾向在商場內公眾地方餵哺母乳的媽媽提供支援,助「Say Yes to Breastfeeding 母乳育嬰齊和應」運動邁向全新里程碑。

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Breastfeeding as a Working mom
Mar

08

2016

Breastfeeding as a Working mom

From the very beginning of my first pregnancy, I decided to breastfeed in hopes of providing the best nourishment for my baby. Knowing the extensive benefits of breastfeeding for maternal and child health, I knew it was the right decision. Despite my confidence and commitment, returning to work as a nursing mother was a tough journey I had to face.

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Successful exclusive breastfeeding
Jan

06

2016

Successful exclusive breastfeeding

Successful completion of exclusive breastfeeding has made me truly happy. I was giving discouraging remarks as such: “you will not be able to hold on till six months, it’s too long” or “the child often cries at night because you do not feed him enough” or “You should give him a little water and even powdered milk to supplement his diet. I must admit that during his first three months, the child had severe colic, he cried a lot at night and fed a lot without gaining much weight. Even my husband, who wanted to see his first child grow up fast, suggested to add a breast milk substitute to make sure the child was full. I wanted to breastfeed my child, and I refused to give in to these temptations.

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Dec

11

2015

Breastfeeding and work: a zero-sum game or a win-win for all?

(Only Chinese version is available) 眾所周知,餵哺母乳對母親和嬰兒均帶來長期及多種裨益。世衛更建議,嬰兒首6個月以全母乳餵哺。值得注意的是,本地與外地的研究均指生產後返回工作崗位是持續授乳的最大障礙。例如,根據2005年英國的Infant Feeding Survey,在生產的4個月後,非在職與在職母親的哺乳率為34.0%和25.1%,生產後6個月的數字為27.4%和15.7%。有研究發現加拿大政府在2000年提高女性產假多6個月的法例將哺乳期延長多了3至3個半月。

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Cheung Yan-yan: “Would you eat in toilet?”
Oct

14

2015

Cheung Yan-yan: “Would you eat in toilet?”

(Only Chinese version is available) 不知不覺,囡囡5個月了。 我的太太,也餵了5個月的母乳。 泵足5個月,我為她感到驕傲。 說真的,忍受谷奶、硬脹、磨損,這些肉體上的煎熬,已不是一般男人所能想像。 更遑論,在外工作時,那一大套的裝備,費時費力,那份精神上的壓迫。

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Help more mothers sustain breastfeeding by promoting Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
Aug

27

2015

Help more mothers sustain breastfeeding by promoting Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

(Only Chinese version is available) 在最初懷孕的時候,我就已經決定餵哺母乳。因為我知道餵哺母乳的寶寶會比較健康,又可以幫媽媽修身,更重要的是寶寶和媽媽的關係亦都會比較親密,這真的令我很期待。 而另一個原因,就是我不希望浪費金錢、也不想為了搶購奶粉已四出奔波。早前搶購奶粉的新聞報道,不同零售點奶粉的海鮮價已經把我嚇怕,我真的很不希望自己將來要經歷這樣的麻煩。

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Breastfeeding is never an easy path
Aug

04

2015

Breastfeeding is never an easy path

(Only Chinese version is available) 不經不覺已經餵母乳兩年半了,最驕傲的是可以對別人説除了在醫院補了幾次奶粉外,自己一罐奶粉也沒有買過。若你問我是什麼令我有這份堅持,可能就是自己好勝不認輸的性格,或是源於對上天給予我作母親這份天職的責任感吧!這段日子辛苦嗎?那是肯定的,但得到的卻又很多很多...

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Be prepared for breastfeeding
Aug

04

2015

Be prepared for breastfeeding

(Only Chinese version is available) 雖然寶寶還未出世,但已經為這條餵哺母乳之路做好準備。家人亦非常支持我的決定,家裡已經購買了所需的擠奶用品,一起等待寶寶出世。

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Corporations’ support enable working mom to breastfeed
Aug

04

2015

Corporations’ support enable working mom to breastfeed

(Only Chinese version is available) 作為新手媽媽,幸好公司提供很多支援,令我在工作間也可以安心餵哺。公司將其中一間房改為哺乳室,裏面分為3格,以布簾分隔,這樣就方便多位媽媽同時餵哺。這個哺乳室的使用率非常高,更曾經出現「爆場」的情況。

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More than 30 organizations pledged support to ‘Say Yes to Breastfeeding’
Aug

04

2015

More than 30 organizations pledged support to ‘Say Yes to Breastfeeding’

Hong Kong, 4 August 2015 – The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), the Food and Health Bureau and Department of Health unveiled initiatives to help mothers in Hong Kong sustain breastfeeding through a campaign entitled ‘Say Yes to Breastfeeding’ at the World Breastfeeding Week celebration today. The parties call for support for breastfeeding mothers in the community, with initial focus on the workplace.

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BEA: Breastfeeding room at office? It all began with a story.
Jul

27

2015

BEA: Breastfeeding room at office? It all began with a story.

(Only Chinese version is available) 東亞銀行一直以來致力提供完善的設施給員工,但在推行「母乳餵哺工作間」上只是剛剛起步。2014年10月15日,我們在中環總行和創紀之城5期這兩座主要辦公大樓所設立的授乳室正式啟用。而推行這個設施,來自一段小插曲……

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