Dedicated for my mother

Alhamdulillah, my first breastfeeding basics workshop turned out to be quite a success even though we only had 4 attendees. I am happy and confident enough to conduct another one at a larger scale soon. Special thanks go to sisters Hidayati & Faeza, who assisted me in my workshop. I wanted to mention this earlier, but forgot to, so I’ll post it here instead: The most special thanks go to my mother, Halimah, for being the main advocate and support for my breastfeeding journey. She also encouraged me to contribute back to the community in little ways that I can, therefore dear Mak, this first breastfeeding workshop of mine is specially dedicated to you. Thank you very much and I love you!

After the workshop, we had a small gathering session for ‘officers’ of the Breastfeeding Muslim Mothers’ Support Group at my house. It was a simple yet cosy get-together with about 9 of us, and we managed to sort out some affairs, mainly focusing on breastfeeding outreach to more Muslim mothers. Do you have any ideas you can contribute to make this possible? Comments are most welcomed!

If you’re pregnant and would like to attend the next session (possibly sometime in early February), email me at doulahanani@gmail.com. You can also request to join our support group in Facebook. More details soon! 🙂

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Some updates for October 2010

All praises to Allah, I’ve finally managed to complete a huge part of my website… even though it is nowhere near complete, I hope the little nuggets of info I have here can help to answer some basic questions people might have. Click on the links above to find out more about what I do!

Some updates:

I am very excited at the prospect of gaining knowledge from a well known US doula come Saturday. According to her website The Birth Company, Rae has been a doula for over 30 years! I’ve only been a doula a little less than a year yet I feel I’ve gained so much new info and learned so many new things. I’m really looking forward to having this sharing session with Rae. Thank you Ginny for organising!

Also, SUTRA magazine (a malay SPH publication) had been kind enough to interview me for their next issue in November. Even though I am a very new doula in Singapore, I do hope what little I shared with the magazine will help to create more awareness about the works of a doula to the Malay community~ Am pretty excited and anxious at the same time wondering how the posed photos will turn out. Don’t forget to get your copy of SUTRA magazine everyone! 🙂