Monday, October 12, 2009

Are you ready to breastfeed?

If you plan to breastfeed, make sure you:

  1. Learn a lot about breastfeeding, from the right sources. To find the right source ni agak tricky jugak. Sometimes nurse kat klinik pun taktau apa2 tentang exclusive BF (Sori ya nurse..).
  2. Make good networking with breastfeeding moms. Reading alone won’t help, unless you don’t face many problems to breastfeed during the early days.
  3. Know what to expect when you breastfeed… Sorenipples, engorgement, etc.
  4. Know where to go when you face problem. Definitely not your makcik who never breastfeed her babies. Go to LC or any friends who experienced it.
  5. Smart enough to differentiate between ‘excuses’ to not to BF and the true things those make you fail to BF.
  6. It’s from you. Say you want to BF. Not you have to BF. Don’t stressing yourself out just because your friends BF, and you don’t want to be called ‘a lousy mother’. Every mother wants to give the very best to her baby, ain’t it?

Things won’t make you fail to breastfeed:
  1. You don’t produce milk during the first few days. It is perfectly normal.
  2. You undergo c-section.
  3. You give birth to a boy (There’s a myth says that a baby boy’s mother can’t breastfeed cos the milk won’t meet the baby’s demand).
  4. You don’t have ‘urut lancar susu’.
  5. Your baby has jaundice. Breastmilk jaundice is normal, bukan sebab susu tak serasi dengan baby.
  6. You don’t produce milk during pregnancy.
  7. You didn’t do breast and nipple exercise during pregnancy.
  8. You have small breast.
  9. You have inverted, flat or small nipple.
  10. You don’t eat any lactogenic food.
  11. Your mom, sisters, makciks, bini Penghulu Kampung failed to breastfeed.
  12. Your baby cries out his lung.

Breastfeeding is
  1. Natural BUT needs effort.
  2. The best beat for your baby.
  3. Supply vs demand concept. The more the demand, the more the supply.
  4. A commitment.
  5. FOR YOU! Yes, YOU!

Breastfeeding is not…
  1. Only for this and that type of mothers.
  2. Only for lucky mothers.
  3. Only for mothers who have normal deliveries.
  4. Only for mother who claims she wants to give the best for her baby.
  5. A luck. It’s an effort.
  6. A magic potion that makes your baby a superhuman.

Are you willing to…
  1. Keep on breastfeeding despite your baby cries, wind, gets jaundice, unwell, etc.
  2. Pekakkan telinga, butakan mata on any unsolicited advise.
  3. Lose good night sleep for night feeding.
  4. Sacrifice some of your working hours to pump.
  5. Take a very good care of your food intake to ensure a high quality breastmilk.
  6. Be in deep worry when your milk supply turns haywire.
  7. Labelled as this and that, just because you wanna give the best for your baby.
  8. Fill your freezer EBM stocks.
  9. Telan anything on Earth to boost up your milk supply.
  10. Berkejar ke sana sini cari pertolongan when problem arises.
  11. Perkara yang boleh membawa depresi ialah drop in supply.
  12. Bring all your pumping gears when you go outstation.
  13. Have your blouse wet just because you forget your nursing pads.
  14. Tahan your breast bengkak when the baby is not with you and you don’t bring breastpump and you don’t know how to express by hand!
  15. Face the ouch! of cracked nipple, engorgement, biting babies, etc.
  16. Learn.
  17. Breastfeeding in public.

Do you think you’re ready to breastfeed? Think again ...

P/S: oo lagi satu.... bersedia untuk peragai baby anda jadi tak senonoh camni kalau breastfeed :D

hahaha.. klakar siut gamba ni.. baby ni sungguh teruja tgk patung nikan.. mesti dia curius nk rase susu patung ni ..mcm mak dia punya tak.. hehehe..

To me ....breastfeeding is
SACRIFICE... sacrifice sleep, sacrifice time, sacrifice comfort of no pain.... etc.... tang sleep tu yang paling tak tahan tu...

the point is... dont think breastfeeding is easy... senang lagi kalau aku bagi formula je.... some people think breastfeeding should be easy and natural.. and bila susah, they think it is not supposed to be susah.. and so they quit....

by the way... mak mak sape yg berjaya fully breastfeed their child?
I think its interesting to see that most of our mother did not breastfeed us...
and in my opinion it is due to

we are so lucky to have easy and fast access to breastfeeding information nowadays.. Alhamdulillah...

1 comment:

wuzz_in said...

alahai..cute gile baby tuh..anakku pon suka nenen begitu.hehehe