September 2019 – 2nd Regional Breastfeeding Conference, Cyberjaya

By Far’ain Jaafar, BMSG EXCO Member & Counsellor
Additional Reporting by Nabila Hanim, BMSG Staff

Every year, BMSG sends representatives to attend conferences and gatherings for breastfeeding advocates. This year, three of our BMSG EXCO members attended the Regional Breastfeeding Conference held at Cyberjaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read on to find out from Far’ain Jaafar, BMSG EXCO Secretary and volunteer breastfeeding counsellor, what went on during the conference and what were some of the valuable takeaways and lessons which she had found useful and meaningful for the breastfeeding scene in Singapore.

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Hery Firdaus, Indonesian Male Breastfeeding Counsellor

By Nabila Hanim, BMSG Staff

It is easy to assume that breastfeeding advocacy is a female domain but when BMSG met Hery Firdaus, an Indonesian male breastfeeding counsellor and advocate, at the recent Regional Breastfeeding Conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we were blown away. Hery, 37, a father of two, shares with us, in an exclusive interview, of how he is no different from other breastfeeding advocates. The work that he does in rallying husbands in the Indonesian community to be more proactive in supporting their breastfeeding wives is just part of his vision as a counsellor, just like many others who work with mothers and their families to provide accurate breastfeeding support.

Read on to find out more about what Hery does in raising awareness and inculcating breastfeeding education in the local community and especially on efforts to encourage husbands to become a big source of help for their wives in breastfeeding.

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