Archive for October, 2006

La Leche Liga meeting: Breastfeeding in the early days

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Wednesday, 1st November 2006, 9:30am – 12:00 pm

This LLL meeting will discuss dealing with initial breast feeding problems such as what to do about mastitis, importance of a correct positioning and timing, etc. It will take place at Joanna Koch’s home in Alte Landstrasse 89, Kilchberg.

Chilbi in Thalwil

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th 2006

The “Chilbi” in Thalwil is one of our favorites as it is a big one. If your calendar is free this weekend, you might want to attend it.

The crying baby

Friday, October 27th, 2006

If your baby happens to cry a lot and you want help, you can contact the Crying Baby association who will inform you and help you cope with it.

For instance, you could get help from someone to buy your groceries, take care of your baby while you relax taking a bath or simply going for a walk with your baby.

Also, it is possible to offer your help, if you have the time and inclination of doing so.

Our profession needs a reminder

Friday, October 27th, 2006

I read last week a very interesting article about different types of knowledge and values to develop in personal and professional terms.

Definitely, I recommend this article even though you have nothing to do with the IT area. You can access it in by clicking here.

New Events Calendar!

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Our blog now has an events calendar, in the side bar you can see a list of the upcoming events. Also, you can subscribe to it (by clicking the icon above the calendar) and will be synchronized with your personal calendar if you use iCal, Sunbird, Google calendar or any other iCalendar aware applications.

Breast Cancer Information campaign

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Breast Cancer two day Information campaign in Zurich-Altstetten
18 – 19 October

By the motto “Breast Cancer – Knowledge helps”, the Breast Cancer Liga in Switzerland has organized a two day information campaign about Breast Cancer. For more information go to the Breast Cancer Liga page.

Frauenklinik im Kantonsspital Luzern

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Continuing with the Breast Cancer Awareness topic, I just read that since March 2006, the Frauenklinik im Kantonsspital Luzern is the first certified Breast Center in Switzerland.

Join RED

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

If you are already thinking on buying something, you might want to buy a (PRODUCT) RED. As of today Apple, Gap, Converse, Armani, and Motorola have lunched several (PRODUCT) RED items in which a portion of the profits made on these products will be donated to the Global fund to fight AIDS on Africa. For instance, you can buy a iPod nano (PRODUCT) REDâ„¢ Special Edition already available in Switzerland.

Links to other sites

Friday, October 13th, 2006

This section is intended to keep all the interested links. Please feel free to post them.

Home made recipe to increase milk production and its quality

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

I have a big baby girl, and with big I really mean BIG. So, the first two weeks, I needed to rely on formula to keep her satisfied. However, on the third week my sister visited us and gave me this homemade recipe that really helped me to increase my milk production and its quality.

1 Liter of milk + half a cup (separately)
2 Tbsp of corn starch (You can buy it at Coop, it is world wide named as Maizena)
2 Tbsp of sugar

Cinnamon Sticks (half a stick is normally enough)
Vanilla (half a bean is normally enough)
Crushed pecans, almonds or any other seeds of your preference. ( to taste)

Put in a pot one liter of milk on the stove in medium heat and add the additional ingredients of your choice. While it heats prepare a mixture in a cup of the sugar, corn starch and half a cup of milk. Stir until dissolved.

Once the milk is close to boiling, add the mixture and stir for about two minutes. Enjoy!

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