Monday, August 29, 2011

My book is ready!!!

Well, I made it to being a published author!! But, the most important thing is that now there is a book to help new parents on how to best feed their baby using both western and asian practices. I have used a lot of pictures to illustrate the techniques and procedures so that the information is light and easy to remember. Below you can see what the book looks like and also what the contents are.


Section One – Feeding Your Newborn Baby

Chapter 1: Breast or Bottle

Chapter 2: Antenatal Preparations
- Preparing for Breast-feeding
- Mental preparations
- Physical preparations
- Preparing for Bottle-feeding
- What to buy for bottle-feeding
- Choosing a formula

Chapter 3: Getting Started
- Management of Breast-feeding
- supply and demand
- steps for successful breast-feeding
- Expressing breast-feeding
- Management of Bottle-feeding
- Sterilising bottles
- Making up a feed

Chapter 4: Baby Feeding Techniques
- Positions for Breast-feeding
– Positions for Bottle-feeding
- Burping your Baby

Chapter 5: Feeding Problems
- Breast-feeding problems
- Sore or cracked nipples
- Fungal Infection
- Painful lumps
- Engorged breasts
- Diminishing milk supply
- Bottle-feeding problems
- Some technical problems and what to do

Chapter 6: Looking after yourself
- Eating the Right Food
- Traditional Chinese confinement food
- Eating fruits and vegetables
- Recipes for making confinement teas and papaya soup

Section Two – All About Solid Food

Chapter 7: Weaning your baby
- Weaning schedule
- Preparing the porridge
- What to put in the porridge

Chapter 8 : Introducing fruits to small children
- When to start giving fruits
- Schedule for giving fruits

Chapter 9: Feeding your toddler
- Different eating styles
- Teaching your toddler to feed himself

Chapter 10: Food Facts
- Western Food Classification
- Asian Food Classification

Chapter 11: Cooking for your toddler and family
- Fish recipes
- Chicken recipes
- Pork recipes
- Vegetable recipes
- Soup recipes
- Pasta recipes

Chapter 12: Food Related Problems
- Colic
- Constipation
- Diarrhoea
- Allergic reactions
- Choking
- How to do CPR

The book is priced at RM 38.00 per copy. Currently, the book is not available in the book stores so if you are interested in purchasing a copy please check on my website for postal rates and how to order.
50% of the sales proceeds will go to 5 children's charities so if you buy the book, you will also be helping needy children. I look forward to your support. Thank you