Infant Feeding & Modern Epidemics: Obesity, Allergy, Autism, Diabetes by Maureen Minchin

November 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Health Promotion Board
3 Second Hospital Ave
Level 7
Singapore 168937
Breastfeeding Mothers' Support Group (Singapore)
Infant Feeding & Modern Epidemics: Obesity, Allergy, Autism, Diabetes by Maureen Minchin @ Health Promotion Board | Singapore | Singapore

The Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group (Singapore) is proud to present a talk for mothers by a pioneering lactation consultant and medical historian Maureen Minchin.

Minchin is a breastfeeding advocate who has delved into the world of infant feeding and breastfeeding significantly at the highest level since the 1970s. She has also written many game-changing books including Food for Thought (1982-1992) and Breastfeeding Matters (1985-1998), which have been influential worldwide. Her latest book is Milk Matters: Infant feeding and Immune Disorder. This multi-disciplinary text argues that a milk hypothesis encompasses the hygiene hypothesis, and documents the many risks and harms of artificial feeding, while also providing practical strategies for parents struggling with the unhappy food-hypersensitive babies common in communities where formula feeding is entrenched.

Minchin will be talking about the impact of infant feeding and its consequence on the epidemics that have burdened generations, including obesity, allergy, autism and diabetes. All families are welcome.

NOTE: Children below 12 do not need to register for a ticket.


  1. All tickets are non-refundable.
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  3. All attendees, including family members and helpers, are to purchase a ticket for the event (use code 2TIX for discount for purchase of 2 tickets).
  4. Babies in arms are welcome. If you have to bring an older child, please note that there will not be any designated play area provided. You are highly encouraged to bring your child’s favourite toys and snacks to occupy them.
  5. No recording of the lecture is allowed.
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