Year: 2017

  • BAMBI News September 2017
    BAMBI News September 2017

    View PDF   Dear Members, September has always been my favourite time of year. If I were back home in Ireland, I would be wrapped up in my beloved jumper while enjoying the cool autumn air and strolling through the crisp fallen leaves. As it is, September in Bangkok is altogether a much sweatier humid […]

  • Obesity in Children
    Obesity in Children

    Childhood obesity is a serious public health challenge of our time. Prevention is the best option to nip the problem in the bud. Here’s what parents can do to help their children through it. By Piyarat Lertbunnaphong, M.D.   These days, obesity has become more common in younger children. Approximately 14-15% of Thai children are […]

  • Work, Pump, Sleep, Repeat: Tips for Continuing Breastfeeding after Returning to Work
    Work, Pump, Sleep, Repeat: Tips for Continuing Breastfeeding after Returning to Work

    Going back to work at the end of maternity leave need not mean you stop breastfeeding your baby. A little planning and organization can help you and baby ease through the transition.  By Emma McNerlin   Returning to work after having a baby can be a daunting prospect, even for the most career-minded among us. […]

  • Breastfeeding Myths and What’s Real
    Breastfeeding Myths and What’s Real

    Lactation consultant Lia debunks common myths about breastfeeding debunked and tells you what you should know about establishing a healthy milk supply. By Lia Segall Pasternak   As a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, it seems everyone has some advice to impart. Whilst advice comes with good intentions, it isn’t always correct and may not be […]

  • Fostering Independence in Children
    Fostering Independence in Children

    Having great helpers and nanny is a blessing, but children can get too used to having everything done for them. Here are a few ways you can remind your helpers and motivate your children to take upon little personal tasks to become more independent. By Alicia Gilbert   Not so long ago, I noticed a […]

  • Secondary Lactose Intolerance in the Breastfed Baby
    Secondary Lactose Intolerance in the Breastfed Baby

    How to recognize it and what to do if your baby has secondary lactose intolerance. By Fran Safaie   You’ve probably heard of lactose intolerance before, since, in adults, it’s a reasonably common digestive problem. Known as late-onset lactose intolerance, it occurs when, over a number of years, a person’s body begins to slowly decrease […]