I’d tag this in my FB and many ask me .. if i want to retired being a M.O.M
You can never retired being a MOM. u’ll forever be a mom once u’re a mom. u cannot take leave, u cannot take medical leave, u cannot run away from your responsibility. you cannot abandon them until they are old enuf. even when they are old enuf they will still need you and come back to you. so… if u’re not prepared please do not think of getting that title.
i need to retired from
– 3 letter word
– an animal
that day my son was suckling and he swallow like *gurp* *gurp* and his lips was full of milk! i was thinking.. *damn* should try to pump and see how much it really was. the next day i pump, i only got 1/2 oz and whole day i pump only slightly over 1oz. so shameful…after that i keep all my pump and decided that i should stop milking already. it’s not that i completely tak ada lah… still hv few drops..wuwuhahah
not everyone will hv this privilege to BF their kids. some are too lazy, some are ignorance, some just refuse to let their breast sag, some mentally not strong, some no patience, some in a hurry to go on diet…. macam macams lah. the fact is.. EVERYBODY CAN BREASTFEED! EVERYBODY WILL HAVE SUPPLY! it’s all in the mind, if you keep thinking you don’t have means u won’t have. the best way is to set a target till when u wanna BF. i set mine to min 6mth. i made it.
not many lucky mom will have a unlimited flow at the beginning. (1 of my friend did have) i’m not the lucky ones and my breast NEVER engorge but i tried to do many things to make it successful.
(1) i buy a dual electrical pump (SPECTRA 3) it’s easy convenient and cheapest. why: dual it save time and no wastage. pump 1 side the other side also will leak so it’s good to have a dual pump. i used to hv pureen but it’s painful and the mechanism is just to pump pump pump, no release. and it makes my nipple sore and hurt. many will tend to give up after the sore and pain. then i bought a Avent Manual which is easy so use because you don’t need to plug. BUT it’s not clean, meaning, not all ur milk is being pump out. if 4 hv 4oz milk inside you and u pump out 3oz ur brain will tell ur body dun generate 4oz because ur bb juz need 3oz. so u will tend to get lesser and lesser.
(2) food. i eat alot to produce more. i drink alot water. certain food will produce more like fenugreek seed and stinky fishy soup. indian dal too! i normally would eat 1 1/2bowl rice (more than my pregnancy). Rice is the best. i notice after all these will hv more. my SIL told me to take seaweed soup (Korean style) which i think the main purpose is the soup not the seaweed coz it didn’t help much.
(3) pump frequently. i pump 5times a day. there’s 1 technique call power pumping. pump 20min once for 1 hour. do it for 1 week. the milk supply will increase but i didn’t try this. the more u pump the more supply, your brain will be thinking u got a damn hungry baby. uwuwhaha…
(4) REAL LIFE stories.
PohShian: she take medication to stop BF on 2nd mth. but she regret and start pumping. even tho she had taken the medication suppose to stop completely but she was so determine that she manage to continue until 8 months!
Carmen: Her baby was s far from her, she manage to pump and even set alarm clock to pump in the midnite. Every week she will bring back her supplies and she manage to produce until (last i heard) 1yr plus!
Joey: 1st 2 mths she was on low supply. Even 2nd child, but manage to supply up till few mths. i forgot. but she was also 1 of those with low supply at the beginning like me.
LingLi: She pump 4 time per day. Each pump was 7-8oz. sometime even drop to 4oz. I was on par too. so she can feed up till (last i heard) 8mth why not i? sometime i can go up till 12oz per pump! so……
(5) of course all the benefits and for my son’s allergy skin.
so with this 5 things it kept me going and going until now. i did manage to keep supply for up till 1 wk. after jboy started solid, i skip 2twice per day on BF and i didn’t pump. slowly my body starts to produce lesser and lesser.. 😦 it’s time for me to go on diet, drink my beer….let go..it’s sadden me but …. i can try harder on my 2nd child 😀
the feeling of being able to let him suckle is like unexplainable. it’s fun to see him play with ur face and touch you everywhere, it’s so warm to see him hold on to your breast like holding the bottle, you look closely at him, holding him, playing with his hair, hand, face because there’s nothing else you can do. observe the way he suckle and different type of suckling. sometime u know it’s for hunger, sometime he just suck for fun. u can differentiate it. 🙂 i just cannot put into word and cannot explain the whole feeling of being able to breastfeed…all i can say is.. 幸福