Wednesday, November 19, 2008

proud to be a breastfeeding mummy...

"Mothers shall suckle their children for two whole years; (that is) for those who wish to complete the suckling. The duty of feeding and clothing nursing mothers in a seemly manner is upon the father of the child. No-one should be charged beyond his capacity. A mother should not be made to suffer because of her child, nor should he to whom the child is born (be made to suffer) because of his child. And on the (father's) heir is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father). If they desire to wean the child by mutual consent and (after) consultation, it is no sin for them; and if ye wish to give your children out to nurse, it is no sin for you, provide that ye pay what is due from you in kindness. Observe your duty to Allah, and know that Allah is Seer of what ye do. (Al Baqarah-233)

I am a dietitian..n I'm in charge of the Paeds ward in HUSM ..n as a dietitian, a lot of people including Doctors ask me n consult me on the best quality of formula milk a mother can give..the usual question I asked usually is, how old is the kid...if its below than 1 yr, I would say mummy's milk..!!!hehe..but if its more than 1yr I would advice as needed.. n when people asked me what formula I give to my baby, I am proud to say Im fully breastfdg..up till now..people would be amazed n they would usually cont with another question...mix fdg?if fully Bf how are u giving the milk to ur bby??? EBM la..duhhh...what really amaze me sumtimes, we are working in a BBY FRIENDLY HOSPTL, in PAEDIATRIC WARD..they should know better or at least have the knowledge about Bf...but sumtimes I find they tend to resort to FSM as its much easier rather than had to find time n effort to EBM n feed ur baby continuously...

For me, I am proud to say that I am fully breastfdg my babe n I planned to give him till 2yrs old.....evnthough it takes me lots of times, cutting down my resting n free time, makes me a bit self absorbed with myself but it really satisfy I can brestfeed my really is a luxury that I have to fully Bfeed my babe..i think thats the only time I can bond n connect with my babe...when he's laying in my arms n sucking, there is this one feeling that I cant describe that runs tru my heart tht makes me feels so happy..seing him sucking enthusiastically n playing with my clothes or necklace or rubbing his cute little fingers against me makes me so happy...I cant imagine any other way for me to bond with my thats the only time in my daily days for me to be ith him only, in our own world..n when zulffi is available, we would include him in our little world..bonding us together just by the act of breastfedding, being this one small happy famly ..

I cant imagine why lots of mothers tend to resort to formula do cost lots of money to buy milk evry month..I prefer to spend my money to buy a good pump that can be use lots of time rather than spend money evry month to buy milk...that money I can use for more other thg like shoppppinggggg!!!hahahaha...

what I have seen in my daily job as dietitian, lots of mum prefer to give FSM maybe bcoz they think that formula milk is much more expensive so its a better quality than mum's mum's milk is easily available,n u can just be simply expressed or give u babe to suck..huh..what the......I dont know who gives that idea to them...eventhough the famly income is not that good but they tend to prefer to buy formula milk...huhu...well, its my job to advice them on Bfdg but sum of them just didnt bother at all..they claimed, no milk supply or suply is tooooo lowww...welllll, if u didnt feed ur babe how can the suplly be bg nsht kdg bkn nak mcm ni yang aku mls nak kaunsel tuh..huhu...
tpi thankfully, since aku bria2 pam susu kat opis, my fren pun yng nak kwen or msih single sgt bmint nak Bf gak nnti..n I got sum fren from like Ija, asnidaz, hanum yg bleh btkar cite n idea..yg saling mggalak kan satu sama lain...n sum of my dctrs fren like dr noraihan, intan n the nurses in 1TB yg galak aku utk BFdg...n they are making me a model utk galak pt spya Bf gak..hehe...well, I hope my efforts is worthwhile n I can be role model to others to Bfdg sure is worth baby loves me more, n he's getting smarter n smarter evryday just with mummy's milk..not moooooo's milk..hahah..just yesterday on the way back from nursery I gave him his last bottle of EBM, he sucked it hungrily...n he can hold it with his hands....huhuhu..Im so proud of u my boy...n when the milk is finished, he shake the bottle to see if there is still any milk..when he feels a bit of mlik still there, he put it in his mouth n cont sucking till its finished..then he shake it again, n he felt there was no milk, he let go of the bottle n grab his rattle n play with it...good one for his 4mnths age..I am so proud of u my boy!!!!!!


  1. kalo minum susu ibu, jadi perangai manusia. kalo minum susu lembu, jadi la lembu hehe

  2. Breatfeeding helps myelination. The kid will have higher IQ I-Allah.

  3. kat sekolah aku kalu pantry tiba2 bertutup tu, kami tau la ada cikgu yang sedang pam susu dorang. pastu peti sejuk pun penuh dengan susu dorang. aku kagum beb, anak org pun jaga, anak sendiri pun bela. hehehehe... ibu2 yg mantop!

  4. eh..harusla..bru la nmanya ibu yg tiptop...mntap dr semua segi..

  5. Salam :)
    just blog hop dr hainey's
    since u r dietitian, i nk tanye bout my baby boy..

    masuk umo dia 9 bulan, tiba2 dia tammo nenen.. meaning everytime i kasi b**bs, dia tolak but still i pump, dia minum ebm dr botol.. nape eh baby jadi tammo b**bs kite? i xde amik ape2 jamu or supplement pon..

    bende ni buat my ebm stok drop radically.. skang dh terpakse campo FM :( x sampai hajat nk BF smpi 2 thn..

    tq so much!~