Ask the expert about protection for your baby

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Ask our expert Dr Ang Huai Yan, who is here to help you this week.

Ask the expert about protection for your babyMost mothers-to-be opt for the natural process of child delivery. However, there are often cases when a Caesarean, also known as a C-section is required. C-section is quite common amongst parents in Singapore especially this is the year of dragon.

While C-sections are necessary due to medical reasons, the latest research shows that children born by C-section may not get the probiotics or protective bacteria like children born naturally and are more prone to infections and allergy.

We understand that as busy parents, you have a lot of questions with regard to C-sections. How long will it take to recover from a C-section for both mom and baby? When can mother start exercising? Can nutrition play a role in strengthening baby’s immunity? We are here to help answer them!

Nestlé and theAsianparent have teamed up to help you!

Our Expert Doctor, Dr Ang Huai Yan, will take questions posted by you regarding C-sections. Your questions will be looked through and answered by the doctor the week after next. You will be able to view these answers both in text and video format.

About Dr. Ang Huai Yan 

Dr. Ang Huai Yan obtained her MBBS degree from the National University of Singapore. Her Postgraduate Degree in obstetrics and gynaecology is from the Australian Royal College of O&G.

Dr. Ang has been in private practice since 2001 and still finds tremendous joy in delivering a newborn into the world. The joy couples experience when she helps them conceive delights her. This sense of fulfillment more than makes up for the odd hours and late nights that she often faces. She is married to another medical colleague and has four lovely children whom she is immensely proud of.

Dr. Ang presently practices at Gleneagles Medical Centre as well as Clifford Centre.

Her areas of interest are in obstetrics and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries for fibroids and ovarian cysts.

About Nestlé Start Healthy Stay Healthy™

Nestlé Start Healthy Stay Healthy™ is Nestlé’s commitment to help support the healthy growth and development of babies by helping mothers establish healthy eating habits for them at each developmental stage. Nutrition in the first 1,500 days has a major impact on a child’s future.

1,500 days - It’s the time it takes to change the destiny of a child for the better, to help him develop to his full potential. At Nestlé, our vision is to help mothers ensure children receive good nutrition from conception, through pregnancy and breastfeeding, at weaning time and stage appropriate feeding choices all through toddlerhood. To deliver on that belief, Nestlé combines science, education and product innovation.

Ask the expert about protection for your babyNestlé Start Healthy Stay Healthy™ helps mothers nurture happy, healthy babies, one baby at a time.

 

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Written by

Sandra Ong