18 Tips for Successful Breastfeeding in China

When I had my first child in Zhuhai (Guangdong province), I was quite disappointed as there was absolutely no breastfeeding support from nurses or pediatricians at the hospital. The formula was being pushed, the baby latched so badly which resulted in 2 months of excruciating pain (which I found out few years later was also due to my baby being tongue and lip tied!); a pediatrician at a well-baby check tried to convince me my baby is allergic to my milk when she merely had a reaction to something I ate; I was told by so many people that breastfeeding is bad for me and the baby when they learned I was breastfeeding her past 6 months… I could go on and on! We did formula for a day in the hospital as I had a reaction to anesthesia and was in and out of consciousness. But my baby rejected

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Registering Your Baby in China

This article first appeared on Deltabridges.com and is published with permission from the author. If you just had or plan to have a baby born in China, here is some very useful information you should be aware of. When you decided to have a nice birthing experience in China, what you may not have known that there is a law according to which all babies born to foreign parents in China must be registered according to the following procedure within 1 month of birth. It is not about getting your baby a birth certificate, a passport or even a China visa, it is about BIRTH REGISTRATION. The following information should not be dismissed and we hope you carefully study it and follow the procedure precisely. This is how it is done: Get the birth certificate as soon as possible after birth. As exciting and busy your life is overseas with

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Move to China: 6 Tips for Raising Kids in The Middle Kingdom

The following article is presented by HBIC contributor Jerry Jones. Jerry has vast experience in China and writes a popular blog at www.thecultureblend.com. Check out his site to read more awesomeness. Hey good news.  No matter what you’re feeling right now . . . you’re normal. If you are among the thousands of families who are in (or recently went through) the process of  packing up your lives and relocating to China then I’m happy to tell you that whatever is going on inside that confused little head and heart of yours is absolutely, undeniably . . . normal. It’s normal to be excited.  It’s normal to be scared. It’s even normal to be massive amounts of both at the same time and not know which one you are at any given moment. Don’t feel guilty if you catch yourself looking at your kids and thinking to yourself, “what in the

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