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There are so many things to learn about breastfeeding in Singapore but you wouldn’t mind knowing them until it’s your turn to be a parent. What are the best breastfeeding positions? Where can you buy the best breastfeeding products? What foods should you eat while breastfeeding? And there’s the matter of whether or not you should breastfeed in the first place. Because let’s face it, breastfeeding may have lots of benefits but there are just so many things to consider.
So parents, grab your notes (or notepad) because here we are going to give you an overview of the things you need to know about breastfeeding in Singapore. Let’s jump right into a hot topic: breastfeeding in public.
Can you breastfeed in public in Singapore?
Despite being a natural thing to do, breastfeeding in public is still being shamed because of prejudice, with people almost equating it to deviant, disruptive behavior. That’s why it’s important that you know how different places view it.
You can always breastfeed in public in Singapore. However, don’t be surprised if you notice some people giving you the stink eye. While a lot of people don’t make a big deal out of it, there are still some who have strong beliefs over the whole thing. And this is where we should improve.
This is why we encourage you to breastfeed your child whenever they need it. Don’t let other people affect you because you have an army of parents backing you up, us and the whole breastfeeding support group community.
Traveling AND Breastfeeding in Singapore? Is it wise?
It becomes extra stressful when you’re traveling, whether it is breastfeeding in MRT or airports. There are so many things you think about and suddenly, your baby starts to demand nourishment. There’s nothing wrong with that but we can’t help but wish to have a few of this kind of situation as possible.
Luckily for us, parents, Changi Airport makes sure that new parents are comfortable with their whole travel experience. For instance, if you don’t have a stroller, you can actually request one. They can provide it as long as there are available ones. All you need to do is approach the customer service personnel. And yes, you can definitely breastfeed in public here, provided you are comfortable.
If you need a place to change, there’s a designated area for that. The airport’s Baby Care Rooms are available in all terminals. Not only does it provide a space to do the changing, but you can also find a diaper vending machine in there. And to top it all off, you can also disinfect your baby items by using the room’s hot water. It has everything you need, right?
Where can you get products for breastfeeding in Singapore?
There are a lot of brands you can find, and choosing the right one depends on your needs and preferences. For instance, for those who need manual breast pumps, the Philips Avent Comfort and Medela Harmony breast pumps are among the best options in the market. If you want to use electric breast pumps, Medela’s Sonata Smart Double Electric and Swing Single are great choices.
You can find these products on their respective websites or resellers. Their delivery options are highly flexible.
I hope we were able to help you in learning everything you need to know about breastfeeding in Singapore. Is there something you can share with us and the mummies and daddies out there regarding the topic? Feel free to comment below. See you next time, awesome parent!