Monday, September 27, 2010

Pentingnya Supplement dan Vitamin Untuk Ibu Hamil

Adakala, preggy mum ambil sambil lewa makan dan tak makan supplement dan vitamin yang diberikan sewaktu mengandung. Mungkin terlupa ( ni kes aku ) , mungkin malas and sebagainya. Penting untuk preggy mum ni makan supplement dan vitamin ini .

Doktor Hamid Arshat, dalam artikel nya ada menulis kenapa kita sebagai ibu yang hamil perlu tahu kepentingan supplement dan vitamin. Antara nya :

It is important that all expectant mothers are in state of good health. The growing fetus depend on the mother to supply all the neccessary nutrional needs. vitamins and minerals for health ane wellbeing while developing in uterus.

The misconception that these supplements will cause 'big babies' are not true.
 Info lanjut , sila klik SINI .

Antara prenatal supplement yang diberikan kepada preggy mum adalah :

 So, ada preggy mum, jangan skip memakan supplement dan vitamin anda.
Info :

1. http://www.squidoo.com/hart1945
2. http://babyfit.sparkpeople.com/articles.asp?id=709

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Weaning story (again)

Sorry for the long silence. Have been caught up with raya and work as well as unsuccessful weaning process.

Sawda is already 2 years and 2 months. I really want to wean her not because i hate her being dependent to my boobs. But i want her to be able to explore the world more.

Weaning Hamzah was bittersweet, but it wasn't as hard as weaning Sawda since i know, if i succeed, i will no longer be breastfeeding anymore (unless i got pregnant).

I tried putting coffee, but i forgot that Sawda loves coffee.

I put chilli sauce, bbq sauce, and make other alternatives but to no avail.

It will take time. She will eventually wean, so what i need to do is to be patience.

Stopping breastfeeding abruptly or by force might brings emotional effect to the child especially toddlers because most toddlers take nursing as source of comfort.

I am now reducing the breastfeeding session. Sawda doesn't nurse as long as she used too.

I hope by the end of year, she'll totally wean. That's another 3 months to go, and i believe it is a realistic goal.


If you want to know more about weaning, this is an interesting article.

Weaning: How does it happen?

By Kelly Bonyata, IBCLC, Becky Flora, IBCLC and Paula Yount

Child-led Weaning
Child-led weaning occurs when a child no longer has a need to nurse - nutritionally or emotionally. A baby who self-weans is usually well over a year old, is getting most of his nutrition from solids, is drinking well from a cup, and cuts down on nursing gradually. If children are truly allowed to self-wean in their own time, most will do so somewhere between the 2nd and 4th year. Obviously, some will wean before this time and some will wean after this time, too.

 Mother-led Weaning
If you feel that you need to encourage weaning before your baby is truly ready, it is possible to gently and lovingly "help" your child along the way, while at the same time remaining as flexible and as respectful to his needs as possible. Some children, even though they're not truly ready, can be gently weaned without too much of a protest. It's important to always conduct mother-led weaning in a way that is gentle, gradual, flexible, patient, and as respectful to your child's needs as possible. Be aware of any signs that the weaning process is going too quickly for your child and be ready to slow things down some if necessary.

If you want to take an active approach to weaning before baby show signs on his own, you might consider waiting until at least the age of 18 months. At this age most children can be told "no" and asked to wait on nursing more easily than a younger child can.

Sudden Weaning
Stopping breastfeeding abruptly, or "cold turkey," can be very distressing for both mother and baby and can cause plugged ducts, breast infection, or even a breast abscess. Hormone levels are also more likely to take a drastic plunge, causing mood swings, depression, etc. It's very rare that sudden weaning is truly necessary. If someone suggests to you that this is required, get a second opinion. It would also be helpful to talk to a lactation consultant and/or a La Leche League Leader, who will be able to suggest alternatives and, if necessary, help you to wean with as little distress to mom and baby as possible.

Gradual Weaning
Gradual weaning allows you to gradually substitute other kinds of nutrition, affection and attention to compensate for the loss of nursing. Gradual weaning also allows the immunity levels in your breast milk to increase (as overall milk supply decreases) and thus give your child a last bit of extra protection against infection. Weaning should occur as slowly as your situation permits to make it easier on both you and your child.
How long weaning takes depends upon too many variables to predict. Be as patient and as flexible as you possibly can. Weaning will happen, but you may feel at times that you're taking one step forward and two steps back. When you're actively weaning, be sure to offer lots of cuddling and extra affection during the day. As your child grows older, nursing becomes much more than a way to satisfy hunger and thirst. It provides him with much comfort, security and closeness, so be as sensitive to his needs as you possibly can be throughout the process.

source: http://www.kellymom.com/

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dust If You Must

Selepas bulan puasa nih, aku kerap naik angin. Mungkin kerana syaitan dah terlepas. Mudah sungguh meletakkan kesalahan pada syaitan padahal diri sendiri tak kuat menjaga emosi.

Kebanyakan masa, aku jadi marah kerana rumah bersepah-sepah dan aku penat mengemas.

Padahal aku sedar, apalah salahnya rumah bersepah sedikit untuk anak-anak bermain dan belajar.

Terjumpa pula sajak ini semasa blog hopping. Tentang meletakkan prioriti dalam kehidupan.

Dust If You Must

Rose Milligan of Lancaster England

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake a cake or plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind, old age will come and it’s not kind. And when you go – and go you must – you, yourself will make more dust!

It’s not what you gather,
but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

Insya Allah, aku akan cuba menikmati hidup dan membenarkan anak-anak berexplorasi.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bad Breastfeeding Advice

To mommies out there, if ada yang memberi advice sebegini rupa, jangan terus-terus percaya. Bertanya kepada mereka yang arif . 

Ni antara bad breastfeeding advice adalah :

1. *Switch breasts every 5-7 minutes, 10 minutes, etc.  
Never watch the clock when you are nursing. Baby will tell you that he is done by pulling off of your    breast or falling asleep. When baby is finished with one breast, offer the second, though baby may or may not take it. 

2.  *It won’t hurt to give one bottle of formula, a pacifier, etc: 
Both bottles and pacifiers can cause nipple confusion. With a bottle, baby may also decide he likes the faster flow of a bottle and may refuse the breast. Artificial nipples should only be introduced once nursing has been well established for a minimum of 3 weeks.
Milk production is a supply and demand process. If you give baby that one bottle of formula, your body will think baby doesn’t need as much milk, and will decrease your supply. With a lower supply, you will have to supplement with more formula, your body will continue to decrease your supply, and you’ll soon be down to nothing.

3. *Give baby a little cereal in a bottle; it will help him sleep through the night.  
Babies need NOTHING but breastmilk until at least 6 months of age. This cuts down on developing food allergies and gives the digestive tract time to mature. All babies are different, and giving cereal will not always guarantee sleeping through the night. 

Ada banyak lagi nasihat-nasihat yang dirasakan tidak benar mengenai breastfeeding. Untuk info selanjut nya , boleh click SINI .  

Info : http://mother-2-mother.com/bad-advice.htm 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

SGM Melaka

Salam semua,

Dimaklumkan SGM esok ( 5/09/2010) terpaksa di tunda ke bulan Oktober di atas sebab ramai yang tidak dapat menghadirinya.

Hopefully awal bulan October kita akan berjumpa semula.