Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mamil MomMe Event: The Importance of Good Gut Health

Last Sunday afternoon, I was invited by Dumex Mamil to attend the Mamil® MomMe event. It was held at Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. We were told to wear attire with RED elements as the dress code. The main agenda of this event was to help mothers to understand the importance of good gut health, which is essential for child growth and development.



Pretty table settings, all with red elements :)


There was a pampering session organized for the mommies before the event started. There was a makeover corner by the famous Japanese make up brand, Shu Eumura, a skin consultation booth by Kiehl's and Dumex Mamil photobooth.  :)


Shu Eumura & Keihl's booth




Yours truly by Shu Eumura :) ok tak? :P


When the mommies let loose and have some fun...hihi.
:D


The event started at 3pm with an opening speech by Jane Ee, the Marketing Manager of Danone Dumex (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. According to Ms Jane, the important functions of the gut are often poorly understood. Hence Mamil®, as an expert in child nutrition, is proud to help mothers along their journey with Mamil® MomMe initiatives so that children can enjoy the benefits of good gut health. 




For your info mommies, Mamil® growing-up formulas contain an internationally-patented prebiotics oligosaccharide mixture GOS/lcFOS at a ratio of 9:1 to support and help maintain a good intestinal environment, and promote softer stools for easier bowel movement.


To speak in details about the topic, a Consultant Paediatrician of 20 years, Dr Chin Wai Seong was invited to give a presentation on ‘The Importance of Good Gut Health for Your Child’.




First and foremost, we were briefed on what a gut system is. Gut system is also known as the digestive system of our body..



According to Dr. Chin, nutritious food will not be able to benefit your child if the gut is unable to break down and absorb the nutrients. 


Children with poor gut health would experience symptoms like bloating, poor appetite, diarrhea and constipation; this would affect their physical growth and energy levels, resulting in poor growth and making them feel tired and irritable,” he explained.


Dr. Chin also briefed us with Bristol Stool Chart, as per image below. It might disgust you but actually what you see in the toilet says something about your health.




The benefits of good gut health are: 

good gut health, with good intestinal environment, helps promote softer stools for easier bowel movement
the body’s immune system is also closely linked with gut health, as the gut contains 70% of the body’s immune cells , as such a healthy gut can help protect against infections too;
at the same time, a healthy gut and good intestinal environment supports optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients , which is particularly important for a child’s growth and development.


Dr Chin also advised mothers to ensure that their children exercise regularly, increase their intake of fruits, vegetables and water and to include prebiotics in their child’s diet to stimulate the growth of good bacteria and decreases harmful bacteria in the intestine,iv, thereby supporting good gut health.  


After the presentation ended, we were served with refreshments, and there were demo from Kiehl's and Shu Eumura.


Nyummy!


Left: Kiehl's demo on proper facial care
Right: Shu Eumura demo on mystery eye makeup


Last but not least, we have the award giving ceremony for the mommies. Some of the awards includes the "Best Smile Mom" awards, "Best Dressed Mom" awards and "Inspirational Mom" awards.



I was surprised when Aishah Sinclair (celebrity mom & the host of the event) called out my name as one of the recipient for "Best Dressed Mom" award.

Thank you Dumex Mamil! :)



With the pretty and friendly Aishah, my fav. Mix FM DJ :)




With some of the participants of Mamil MomMe events during the group photo session :)


Thank you Dumex Mamil for the invite. It was nice to have a time-out from mommyhood, being pampered and most importantly being educated on the importance of good gut health for my children. 


Love,



p/s: To find out more about Mamil®, log on to www.mamil.com.my, www.facebook.com/DumexMamil or call the Mamil® CareLine at 1800 38 1038.

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