Congrats to babysiew for your arrival of little bundle of joy!
I would like to share my 4months BF journey with u all. And yes, breastfeeding is a nightmare to many first time mother like us. Maestri is 4months old now and still a 100% breastfeed baby.
I am blessed cos he sucks quite well. I guess the main reason is I requested to breastfeed him right after the delivery (before the midwive took him away for shower). Although it is a less than 5minutes sucking, but I feel the bonding between us start from the second his soft lips touches my breast. I cried!! So touching!!!
During my confinement month, as many confinement ladies practice, my aunty keep urging me to rest rest rest rest rest. She keeps saying I should let my back rest, eye rest, lie down most of the time. Even I told her I would want to 100% breastfeed my baby (even midnight), sometimes she'll still make FM for Maestri when she see me sleeping. It happened twice, and I woke up due to engorgement. Gosh, I was so angry that I really mad at her and say: please, u r not making my life easier like that...
So after that incident, she'll wake me up no matter what time it is, cause she knows I REALLY WANT TO BREASTFEED MY BABY!!!!
If you ask me why don't I express my BM? cos I am lazy, and I prefer the bonding between baby and me.
My supply was really low in the first couple of weeks. I drink so much of red dates water but not much help. Maestri seems impatient to suck sometimes. And I feel sorry when I see him suck so hard and so long for so little of milk.
My aunty say this to me and it depress me more -> Mestri still look so tiny even almost fullmoon. This statement really break my heart. I felt all my effort has gone down to drain. She even say most likely my BM can only tahan until fullmoon since the supply so low.
After my confinement period, I still drink lots of fluid everyday. Now 4months down the road, Maestri is a chubby baby. He is 7.5kg @ 4months 1 week. Doctor commented his weight is above average. Friend around even ask if my baby is overweight? I told them "doctor said breastfeed baby cannot go overweight"
This is my experience and I hope all mummies here don't give up BF cos that is the BEST gift GOD granted a mom to her child.
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