• Ooi Child Clinic was opened by Dr. Ooi in 1992 . The clinic relocated to the present site in Taman Mayang Jaya (SS26) in 2002.
    We provide outpatient services to children from birth onwards. Our focus is not just to treat and cure but also to anticipate and prevent. Our strategy is to work in partnership with parents and the growing child so that they will be empowered to make healthy choices for themselves. Our ultimate goal is 'healthy in body, mind and spirit'.

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Welcome!

Welcome to our website! The purpose of this site is to provide information on Ooi Child Clinic / Klinik Kanak Kanak Ooi. The information is primarily intended for current and past patients of the clinic.

Any changes in the opening hours of the clinic as well as any important announcements regarding the clinic and/or patients’ health will be posted here.

If you are a registered patient of the clinic you may ‘follow’ us to get email notifications of these updates.

There is also a link to Ask the Doc, a blog on health issues, moderated by Dr Ooi.

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CLINIC HOLIDAY

March 3rd (Sunday) : close

March 4th (Monday) :

Re-open from 8.30am – 12.30pm

& 6.00pm – 9.00pm.

We apologize for any inconveniences caused.

Why I Breastfed My Child and My Journey

Society is interesting. When my little girl was a newborn, aunties would come to me and ask, “are you breastfeeding?” and nods approvingly when I said yes. At the 6 months’ mark, these same well-meaning aunties would ask, “you still breastfeeding ah?” and follow it up with “how long more you want to breastfeed?” when I replied in the affirmative. At 1 year old mark, the question “are you still breastfeeding?” would be asked in a very disparaging tone, sometimes accompanied with a smirk. “Must start some formula already!” would be the common advice given by these wise aunties. The point I want to make here is- it’s not their decision to make, it’s yours. Their stand on breastfeeding doesn’t matter, but yours does, because you, are the parent.

Being a doctor, and understanding the health benefits of breastmilk, I always knew that I should breastfeed my child. I knew that breastmilk contained antibodies that would help my child fight infection; that breastfeeding would reduce the chances of my child developing asthma and sudden infant death syndrome; that it would reduce the possibility of her developing obesity and diabetes in the long run. I knew that breastfeeding was the right thing to do, and being a health professional, surely I would know what to do when the time came.

Nothing prepared me for the 2 hourly feeds, sore nipples and engorgement that came along with the birth of my baby girl. It was a struggle to find the proper position, to achieve a proper latch, and frankly, to even stay awake. Self-doubt set in, and had I not truly believed that breastmilk is the best milk for my child, I think I would have given up. With the support of family, things finally got better after a month, and breastfeeding became second nature.

However my journey hit another speed bump when i returned to work at 5 months post partum. The stress of work and the lengthy on-calls took a toll on me – milk supply started to drop, and I had frequent engorgement and blocked ducts. At 9 months of age, my baby developed nipple confusion, and started rejecting the breast. I had to become an exclusively pumping mother, and it was exhausting! At 1 year 5 months, I stopped breastfeeding my baby due to a drastic drop in supply as I discovered that I was pregnant with our second child. It was a sudden, bittersweet end to this journey.

I breastfed my baby for my baby’s sake, but I also breastfed my baby for my own sake. The intimacy of her latching onto me, skin upon skin, is a feeling I will treasure forever. Pumping milk for her at work, made me feel like I was still mothering her, even from afar. Not to mention that at the end of my breastfeeding journey, I had lost all 20kgs gained during pregnancy! The knowledge that I had also reduced my own risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease was a bonus.

We are parents, and we love our children and want the best for them. Breastfeeding gives them the best start in life, so if I can do it, why not you?

Dr. Rachel Ooi Wei Lyn

MBBS (Monash)

Special Notice to our patients

Due to unforeseen circumstances both Dr Ooi & Dr Rachel will not be available for consultation tomorrow morning (18 Feb).
However Dr. Ooi will be available for consultation tomorrow evening, from 6 to 9 pm (18 Feb, Monday).

2019 CHINESE NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS

Feb 4th (Mon) – 8th (Fri): CLOSE

Feb 9th (Sat) : Re-open from

8.30 am to 12.30 pm only.

😃😃GONG XI FA CAI & HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 😃😃

THAIPUSAM HOLIDAY

21/1/19 (Mon):

Open from 8.30am – 12.30pm only

Close in the evening.

HAPPY HOLIDAY!

Why I Breastfed My Child and My Journey

Society is interesting. When my little girl was a newborn, aunties would come to me and ask, “are you breastfeeding?” and nod approvingly when I said yes. At the 6 months’ mark, these same well-meaning aunties would ask, “you still breastfeeding ah?” and follow it up with “how long more you want to breastfeed?” when I replied in the affirmative. At 1 year old mark, the question “are you still breastfeeding?” would be asked in a very disparaging tone, sometimes accompanied with a smirk. “Must start some formula now!” would be the common advice given by these wise aunties. The point I want to make here is – it’s not their decision to make, it’s yours. Their stand on breastfeeding doesn’t matter, but yours does, because you, are the parent.

Being a doctor, and understanding the health benefits of breastmilk, I always knew that I would breastfeed my child. I knew that breastmilk contained antibodies that would help my child fight infection; that breastfeeding would reduce the chances of my child developing asthma and sudden infant death syndrome; that it would reduce the possibility of her developing obesity and diabetes in the long run. I knew that breastfeeding was the right thing to do, and being a health professional, surely I would know what to do when the time came.

Nothing prepared me for the 2 hourly feeds, sore nipples and engorgement that came along with the birth of my baby girl. It was a struggle to find the proper position, to achieve a proper latch, and frankly, to even stay awake. Self-doubt set in, and had I not truly believed that breastmilk is the best milk for my child, I think I would have given up. With the support of family, things finally got better after a month, and breastfeeding became second nature.

However my journey hit another speed bump when i returned to work at 5 months post partum. The stress of work and the lengthy on-calls took a toll on me – milk supply started to drop, and I had frequent engorgement and blocked ducts. At 9 months of age, my baby developed nipple confusion, and started rejecting the breast. I had to become an exclusively pumping mother, and it was exhausting! At 1 year 5 months, I stopped breastfeeding my baby due to a drastic drop in supply as I discovered that I was pregnant with our second child. It was a sudden, bittersweet end to this journey.

I breastfed my baby for my baby’s sake, but I also breastfed my baby for my own sake. The intimacy of her latching onto me, skin upon skin, is a feeling I will treasure forever. Pumping milk for her at work, made me feel like I was still mothering her, even from afar. Not to mention that at the end of my breastfeeding journey, I had lost all 20kgs gained during pregnancy! The knowledge that I had also reduced my own risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease was a bonus.

We are parents, and we love our children and want the best for them. Breastfeeding gives them the best start in life, so if I can do it, why not you?

From the desk of:

Dr. Rachel Ooi Wei Lyn

MBBS (Monash)

Welcome Announcement

We are delighted to welcome Dr Rachel Ooi, lactation counselor to our team. As a doctor and mother who successfully breastfed her own child until age 17 months, she is in an ideal position to help those keen on breastfeeding their own babies.

Example of Services available by appointment:

1. Troubleshoot issues and assist mothers to achieve correct latch, effective milk transfer and comfortable positioning

2. Treatment for blocked ducts, engorgement and breast infections

3. Counsel and provide support to ensure you achieve your breastfeeding goals

Please Call 60374974186 (during office hours) or WhatsApp 60123529782 (after office hours) to book an appointment

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