Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tollyjoy's World Breastfeeding Workshop


Being a parent is a round the clock job, it is 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, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Tollyjoy shared in the support for mothers by organizing an exclusive breastfeeding workshop centered on breastfeeding health and personal journeys. Especially for all the Mom-To-Be, it is a great workshop that shouldn't be missed... 
Breast milk is the best food that we able to provide to our precious one
Breastfeeding is part and parcel of caring for a newborn and with it, comes a multitude of questions. Am I doing it right? What if my baby does not latch on? Why choose breast milk over simple formula? What about going back to work? Amidst the joy of welcoming a new addition to the family comes the ultimate task of ensuring the best for your baby; with all boxes ticked and all bases covered when it comes to making choices. 
Congrats to Illy for having her first baby and winning the hamper back 
Organised in collaboration with Tropicana 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 illnesses, breastfeeding also offers benefits that stay with mothers for years.
Congrats to Ayu Rafikah with her newborn baby boy
“Most women naturally ease into the practice of breastfeeding but it can be challenging, especially for a new or working mother. From experience, it took a lot of preparation to get through the early weeks, and then back to my daily work routine. It really helps to understand the basics, and with continued support, it can be a truly rewarding experience. We are glad to have been able to work with TMC to extend our support for mothers,” Irene Yeo, Sales and Marketing Manager of Tollyjoy stated while sharing her experience during the event.
Irene Yeo, Sales and Marketing Manager of Tollyjoy
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. There was even a live cooking demonstration hosted by TMC’s expert Dietician and in-house chef suggesting healthy recipes and nutrition tips for breastfeeding mothers.
Sister Jessintha, Nurse Manager
During a talk on “The Goodness of Breast Milk”, Dr Anushree Narayanan, Consultant Paediatrician & 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. “The best gift you can give your children to protect them from diseases and optimize their intelligence is breast milk,” she asserted.
Dr Anushree Narayanan, Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatalogist
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 initiatives aimed at embracing the love and care that parents share towards their precious little ones. “World Breastfeeding Week is about support and education, and this event allowed us to reach out to mothers to tell them that they are not alone. We aim to continuously stand by mothers and fathers in their treasured journeys through parenthood by offering them solutions that would help make their experiences more enjoyable,” Irene concluded.
Variety of Tollyjoy's products to choose from... 
For more information on Tollyjoy, please log onto was founded in 1971 in Singapore, Tollyjoy Corporation is a company principally involved in the manufacturing and marketing of Baby Care and Mother Care Products under its brands of Tollyjoy and Little Precious. In line with Tollyjoy’s tagline of ‘for the baby you love’, Tollyjoy is committed to setting the high bar in the industry with the safety, durability and reliability of their products. Tollyjoy products are available at Aeon and Aeon Big nationwide, selected Tesco outlets, select locations at The Store and Pacific outlets under The Store Group, at Billion Supermarkets and at various other locations around the country.
Chef of the day, lady Emcee and Irene with the papaya soup 
Tqvm to Ruby for the invitation to the meaningful event. Breast milk will always be the best food that a Mom can gave to their little one. For all Moms, you're encouraged to breastfeed your newborns for at least the first six months of life as it'll not only benefit your newborn but it'll benefit the Mom too. For your information, Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration held from August 1-7 every year with the aim of promoting and supporting breastfeeding. Support breastfeeding to have a healthy child like my baby, WJ now at 21 months...