Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Milksharing in Malaysia

In the days leading up to World Milksharing Week 2012, Sept. 24-30, Human Milk News will be posting a milksharing story each day. Today's story is from Malaysia and is about a woman who wasn't able to meet her breastfeeding goals with her first child and who vowed to breastfeed her second child for longer. She met a young mother who was struggling and offered to share her milk, and her milksharing journey began. It's an amazing story that opens our eyes to milksharing as well as to the Muslim tradition of milk kinship.

Maiza Catalina’s Story ~ A Donor: We Have Better Alternatives, Malaysia 
Maiza with milk-chair Firash, from WMW2012
September 3, 2012 | Filed under: stories and tagged with: Maizatul Azlina Binti Abd Mulok
Age: 32
Occupation: Veterinary Officer/Veterinarian
32-year old Malaysian Muslim mother Maizatul Azlina binti Abd Mulok only breastfed her first child up till the fifth month and the baby was given formula as early as a month old onwards. Maiza blamed herself for not being knowledgeable enough on expressed breast milk handling back then. When her second baby was born, she committed to breastfeed her baby for as long as possible.... more

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