Parenthood

BREASTFEEDING SHOULD BE ALLOWED ANYTIME, ANYWHERE?

Breastfeeding mothers should be free to breastfeed their children any time, any where, says a reader who goes by the name Mrs Ma De Nai. She says she was inspired by Cheryl Lee's post about her experience breastfeeding in public, which was photographed by a passerby and uploaded on the internet. When asked simply what she thought of being exposed online, she said, "It's just a breast."

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JOSEPHINE TEO FAILS TO SEE OUR LOW FERTILITY IS DUE TO LACK OF WELFARE STATE

So the problem with Jo Teo's comments isn't that they are offensive; it's that they're incoherent and inconsistent. They represent a kind of wishful thinking - of wanting your cake and eating it too, of wanting to see social change without engaging in the necessarily far-reaching policy changes needed to bring about that change. They also represent a kind of denial- a denial of the fact that our economic inequality, the state's paternalism and its overwhelming emphasis on individual responsibility are, in fact, major causes of our low fertility.

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JOSEPHINE TEO: STRAITS TIMES MIGHT NOT HAVE CAPTURED EVERYTHING THE WAY I INTENDED

Social media was abuzz with The Straits Times coverage of my interview. They might not have captured everything in the way I intended. But in all seriousness, we need an honest conversation on how, as a society, we can get ready for Millennial families.

Every way I turn, I see more of our Millennials boldly stepping up to overturn long-held assumptions about what #Singaporeans can and cannot achieve. They inspire me a great deal. You probably know such Millennials too.

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IN S'PORE, IT IS BETTER TO GIVE BIRTH TO DAUGHTERS THAN SONS

As with the older generation , it is much of a fortune if the women in the family give birth to a baby son than a daughter. Son are generally much more preferred than daughter because of the much believed traditional value of carrying on the generation, i wonder does that context still hold in sg anymore?

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14 YEAR OLD WANTS MSF TO BAIL HIS PREGNANT 13 YEAR OLD GIRLFRIEND FROM GIRLS HOME

This young 14 year old boy impregnated his 13 year old girlfriend earlier this year. His girlfriend is now 5 months pregnant and the authorities have got involved. Instead of obeying the gag order and settling the matter with the authorities, he made a public post on the Ministry of Social and Family Development's facebook page, ranting about how the Ministry had taken his girlfriend from him.

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