Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Immunity is King!

As Covid takes over our lives, it is a harrowing experience for parents with young children. As a mom of 3 boys, aged 5 years, 2 years and 1 month old, their health is of utmost importance to me. 

With Momo and Pian Pian attending childcare which exposed them to higher risks of catching illness such as colds, stomach flu, HFMD, etc; and with Qiu Qiu still developing his immature immune system, I would do anything to strengthen their immunity. Since the gut contains more than 70% of the immune cells in the body, gut health is crucial for developing a strong immune system. That is why I feed them FAMIBIOTICS®, a quadrupled premium pre + probiotics supplement formulated with Lactoferrin and DHA.

Since Qiu Qiu may gain the most from FAMIBIOTICS® during his first 1000 days of life, I am actually grateful that I was introduced to it while I was pregnant with him. The term "first 1,000 days" describes a child's life from the time of conception until they turn two years old (24 months). During this period, their immune system, body, and brain all significantly develop and grow. Each day of this journey is unique and has a lasting impact on how he develops, grows and learns —not just now, but for the rest of his life!

They have 3 types of probiotics - FAMIMOM, FAMIKID & FAMITOT.

FAMIMOM is suitable for all women of all ages, especially women who wish to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding.


  • Supports Digestion and Gut Immunity

  • Supports Folate Production

  • Promotes Iron Absorption

  • Improves Post-Partum Depression Score

  • Helps in Reducing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

  • Helps in Reducing Bacterial Vaginosis

FAMIKID is for children aged 4-12 years old


  • Supports Gut Immunity
  • Supports Brain & Cognitive Development
  • Supports Respiratory Health

FAMITOT is for toddlers aged 0-3 years old


  • Supports Gut Immunity
  • Improves Skin Health
  • Supports Brain Development

FAMIBIOTICS consists of the following premium ingredients:

(1) ImmuG® - Patented Superior Human Residential Bacteria

ImmuG® is a breakthrough proprietary blend of human residential bacteria (HRB) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, which are patented and well-researched with more than 1000 scientific studies.
● Unique human origin probiotics strains that are highly compatible with human body, conferring better efficacies.
● Clinically proven with over 1000 scientific papers.
● GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) certified by USFDA.
● Trusted by hospitals in New Zealand, Japan, Australia and Singapore.

(2) Lactoferrin – Nature’s precious pink gold

Lactoferrin is iron-binding milk protein that helps to regulate absorption of iron in the intestine and delivery of iron to the cells, conferring immunity. It takes 10,000 litres of bovine milk to produce just 1 kilogram of Lactoferrin.
● Anti-viral & Anti-bacterial, Anti-Inflammatory & Immunomodulation
● Supports Iron absorption and helps prevent anaemia.
● Work synergistically with Human Residential Bacteria (HRB) in boosting the immune system.

(3) DHA – Cutting Edge Encapsulated DHA

DHA is an essential building block that support brain and retina development for the foetus and mother and the maintenance of normal brain function throughout life.
● Helps decrease the risk of preterm delivery and low birth weight babies.
● Strengthen Heart Health
● Support Immune system
● High strength, meeting the daily requirements of pregnant women and children as recommended by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

What is ImmuG ® ?

The reason why it's so premium, is its ingredient ImmuG ® - a breakthrough proprietary blend of human residential bacteria (HRB) and Lactobacillus strains, Lactoferrin and DHA. It is patented and well-researched with more than 1000 scientific studies. Its unique human origin probiotics strains are highly compatible with the human body, conferring better efficacies.

Why is probiotics with lactoferrin important?

A baby's experiences in their first 1,000 days of life — from conception to age 2 — can have a lifelong effect on their health and wellbeing, so this is the golden window to set their foundation right! Having a healthy gut microbiome can boost immunity and overall health. 

Lactoferrin is a safe, naturally occurring iron-binding protein found highest in concentration in colostrum, the first milk made after a baby is born.

Benefits of taking probiotics and Lactoferrin during pregnancy and breastfeeding includes:

1. Probiotics helps digestion and nutrient absorption

With constipation and diarrhea being two frequently experienced common discomforts during pregnancy, the use of probiotics during pregnancy is common. Probiotics help to break down proteins, carbs and fats and converts the fiber into healthy fatty acids that nourish the cells that lines the intestinal wall. This can help reduce gas, bloating, heartburn and constipation. When the intestines are sealed (aka leaky gut syndrome) the better our bodies absorb the nutrients from the foods we consume. The more nourishment moms get, the more the baby gets, too. Probiotics also help the intestines make short-chain fatty acids, which contribute to the overall health of the body.

2. Probiotics may help to reduce depression and anxiety

Studies suggest that up to 20% of women suffer from mood or anxiety disorders during pregnancy. During the postpartum period, about 80% of women experience some type of mood disturbance. Postnatal depression (PND) often develops within the first few months after giving birth, particularly in the first five weeks. However, it can start at any time during the first year. Depression can suddenly creep up or it could even have been with you during pregnancy and did not lift after the birth of your baby. There is also many mothers who are understandably reluctant to take anti-depressants during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. We know too that maternal and postpartum depression has a tendency to be persistent, and can affect the well- being of the mother and growing fetus, and affect the ability of the afflicted mother to bond with her child.

It has been shown that children of depressed mothers are at risk of being slower intellectually and emotionally. With a natural alternative such as probiotics that are compatible with pregnancy and breastfeeding, the afflicted woman can recover better, and can more successfully regain optimal functioning to prepare for the birth, and to care for her baby.

3. Probiotics helps to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes

Diabetes diagnosed for the first time in pregnancy is called gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It can lead to pregnancy complications that can affect you and your baby, such as preterm labor, macrosomia, higher risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes for your baby; high blood pressure, higher risk of having a surgical delivery and future diabetes for you. It’s also linked to problems in older children, like being categorized as obese. A study of over 250 pregnant women found that probiotics lowered the chance of developing GDM.

Probiotic supplements may help reduce blood sugar and insulin levels in pregnancy, which could improve health and lower the risk of complications. 2017 study suggested that treatment with HN001 during pregnancy may reduce the risk of development of gestational diabetes, especially in women over the age of 35 years and those who previously had the condition.

4. Probiotics helps to prevent occurrence of bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in the vagina, which upsets the natural balance. BV can increase your risk for pelvic inflammatory disease, that can increase your risk for infertility (not being able to get pregnant). Besides the gut, the vaginal microbiome is important for a healthy pregnancy as well.

An unhealthy vaginal microbiome can contribute to vaginal infections during pregnancy. Having BV during pregnancy can increase your baby’s risk for premature birth and low birthweight.

5. Probiotics helps to prevent allergic conditions

such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, asthma, etc for your baby. Eczema is a chronic skin condition that can cause itchiness and skin inflammation. Up to 30% of children with eczema get eczema within the first 15 months of life. Studies show mothers who increase their probiotic intake during pregnancy can reduce their child’s risk of allergies by as much as 50 percent and specifically in eczema, asthma and atopic dermatitis.

The World Allergy Organization recommends probiotic use in those who are pregnant and infants with a family history of allergic disease.

Studies have shown that a baby has a reduced risk of developing allergic symptoms when the woman takes probiotics. 

6. Lactoferrin can help to improve iron deficiency early in pregnancy

This can happen without the side effect of nausea, constipation and gastrointestinal discomfort that is normally experienced with iron supplements.

7. Lactoferrin helps regulate how well iron is absorbed into the body

This absorption is from the intestine and protect against infections from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The lactoferrin in breastmilk is thought to help protect breast-fed infants against infections. People commonly use lactoferrin for low iron levels during pregnancy and for preventing blood infections (sepsis) in premature infants.

8. Lactoferrin is also used for stimulating the immune system

It can also be used for diarrhea, common cold, stimulating the immune system, preventing tissue damage related to aging, promoting healthy intestinal bacteria and regulating the way the body processes

Recommended by O&Gs and Paediatricians, 
FAMIBIOTICS are available in various specialist clinics and FAMIBIOTICS online store.

Get a free sample to try it out today at https://famibiotics.com/get-sample/

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Pregnant during Covid19!

I initially blogged this for another portal, 
but since they decided not to go ahead with the collaboration, 
I thought I would post it on my own blog for memories' sake! :)


What an unprecedented time that we live in, 
and to be pregnant & to give birth during this period of uncertainty! 

36 weeks pregnant 32 weeks pregnant

 I consider myself lucky that this is my second child - 
my son Momo is now 2.5 years old. 
I can only imagine the nerves if I had to experience my first childbirth during Covid.


As a second-time mom, I know exactly what I need for a newborn - 
from bathing and diapering, to feeding and sleeping, to breastfeeding! 
In fact, I breastfed Momo exclusively from birth till about 14 months, 
and weaned him at about 18 months after he took well to formula milk.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Osaka Kyoto Ishikawa trip with the JR West Rail Pass!

Finally took a trip with my family & little Momo - 
we went to Osaka/Kyoto/Ishikawa and a bit of Okayama/Kobe 
with the 7-day Kansai Hokuriku Area pass!

We made the booking at JTB
(You can book at NTA, HIS, and any other travel agency in Singapore)
and upon arrival at Osaka Kansai Airport
we exchanged for our passes right at the
JR Ticketing Office at the Airport Station.

Everyone is familiar with Osaka & Kyoto 
but for the lesser known parts of Japan, 
we had Irene So help to plan and recommend our itinerary.

You can consult her for trip planning, 
as she is an expert in lesser known parts of Japan!
If you find JR West Rail Pass confusing, 
she can also advise you on that.

We checked out Universal Studios on our very first day!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

7 Day Margaret River + Perth Itinerary with a 2 year old toddler

I have such fond memories of farm stay in Perth as a child, 
and the perfect weather, fresh produce, farmstays and rolling green grass makes 
Perth + Margaret River such a great vacation for young families!

Momo's favourite song had been Old McDonald Had A Farm for the longest time, 
so besides bringing him to the zoos in Singapore, 
I really looked forward to a legit farm stay in Perth :)

Read on for my full itinerary!

Perth Day 1: Breakfast Cafe Hopping / Fremantle Market

We arrived in Perth at 6am,
so I checked out cafes that opened from 7am onwards.

After picking up our car from Hertz,
(it was super fuss free and simple)
we headed to La Veen Coffee.


Day 2 Margaret River - Farmer's Market & Luxury Escapes Ultimate Degustation Menu at Leeuwin Estate

Farmer's Market is only available on Saturday mornings -
I highly recommend it, 
so if you could schedule your trip to coincide that will be great!


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