I thought it will be a good idea to attend the breastfeeding talk organised by Phillip Avent at the 4th Maternity & Children Expo 30 Nov to 2 Dec 2012. This was an hour talk by the lactation counsellor – Pn Salmiah Dato Haji Talib.
Well, we registered ourselves in front of the function room about 15 minutes before 3pm. I would say that the lady handling the registration counter was poor. We were asked to fill up the form, but no other information is provided – until we asked her. We could not attend the function room earlier because according to her, there was another function running. So, we came back later to the function room. Even then, we waited outside of the function room until they allowed us to enter.
The talk started shortly after we entered the function room. The talk last for 30 minutes before the Q&A session was opened up. Of all the breastfeeding talks that I have attended – Breastfeeding talk @ Klinik Kesihatan Kelana Jaya, Antenatal class at Kelana Jaya Medical Centre and Breastfeeding talk by Gina Yong, this is the poorest – in the sense – language and the way she delivered the talk. But, it was free – so, we can’t expect more. However, I managed to grab few tips – especially from the Q&A session. Despite organised by Phillip Avent, I would say that they have maintained independent in providing their advice.
The most annoying part about this talk is – the ladies handling the event – kept on coming in and out from the function room, not even bothering that it was actually very noisy out there – thus, left us feeling uncomfortable.
At the end of the session, we were given some freebies after filling up their feedback form (each couple a gift). Well, that came in as a surprise to me.