Best to breastfeed


In conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week celebrated this month, we look at how far the Baby- Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) has come in Penang.

It was looking to be one of the more unusual interviews I would do. Sitting in my living room and armed with the usual pen and paper, I had an extra “accessory” that I couldn’t avoid: a one-month-old baby in my lap.

The experience was slightly harrowing as my phone was due to ring at any moment with an interviewee on the line, and my newborn son was nursing on my right side. He’s usually quiet and unfussy when feeding but I’m unfortunately righthanded, which may pose problems if I need to write at the same time.

Fortunately, I was due to speak to someone who completely understood.

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