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Doris Fok is the first International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in Asia and Singapore. After setting up the KKH Lactation Services, Doris started her independent practice in 1998. She has worked with WHO and UNICEF, and various hospitals and international communities in the area of breastfeeding training and research. With over 25 years of clinical experience, and more importantly as a mother of two breastfed children, it is Doris' wish to help mothers achieve their natural ability to breastfeed successfully. Read more about Doris' breastfeeding experience and consultancy experience.
Thank you for your question. It shows how much you wish the best for your baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics meant for this to be applied in America, where the percentage of exposure to sunshine is more limited the further up north anyone gets. In Singapore, we have plenty of sunshine which helps us with getting our Vitamin D. An average exposure of sunshine helps us with getting a day's portion of sunshine. So far us, we really blessed with this natural resource. With this natural gift, it is not necessary for us to supplement unless the doctor observes any particular concern with your child's physical development and milestone.
I am breastfeeding my 3-1/2 month-old daughter. She goes to bed at about 10:30pm and sleeps through the night until 7am the next day. She has since gained about 900g every month and appears alert and active. I am advised by various people to wake her up for a feed in teh middle of the night. Aside form the discomfort of fullness in my breasts by morning, do you think it is necessary to wake her for a feed?
Congratulations on breastfeeding your daughter and she seems to have been growing well. Please follow her cues. If you do fill uncomfortable as a result of her not feeding at night, just wake up in the morning and express all out or just feed her.
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