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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Dr Pearl Leong Yuet
THE air was full of excitement. The firstborn grandson of the family had just arrived home from the hospital. The new mummy was exhausted from looking after and breastfeeding the newborn at the hospital. All the relatives were there to welcome the new addition to the family.
Like all modern mummies, the new mother has decided to breastfeed her child as all her reading tells her that breast milk is God's Own Personal Gift (loaded with the best of all there is) to babies.
"Aiyo, your baby so skinny one!!!" said Old Aunty to New Mummy. "You must have not enough milk one. Better give bottle," said Mother-In-Law to New Mummy. Before long, the new mummy who was so determined to breastfeed her baby, started to reach for the bottle as the message of the family was: "You are not producing enough milk for the baby". However, it was lucky that the …