Breastfeeding Success Story – Tze Shin

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I’m tandem nursing 2 of my kids now. My elder son is 3 years 8 months & my daughter is 13 months.

Looking back for my successful story, nothing much special. Just 1 thing that I’m always keep in my mind- I must breastfeed them as long as I can & let them self weaning because this is the NATURAL WAY. Anyway, I have to admit that other than being insist to do it, we really need lots of support so that we don’t feel alone. I am glad that I’d meet Su Li & Ding Ding in a talk when I was pregnant with my 1st baby. Then I joined MMPS & became 1 of the core mothers. From the monthly meeting, I got all the positive supports & encouragements, met lots of mummies with the same interest. Through sharing, I’d breastfeeding successfully. I kept on breastfeeding but sad to say that due to family & work load, I have to step down as a core mother & didn’t join the monthly meeting for years. 😦 Anyway, I did promote breastfeeding by encouraging & giving support to friends & referring them to MMPS.

For my 2nd baby, I met another problem (actually for me, it wasn’t a problem. It was for people around me)- I was still breastfeeding my son. Although I had no time to join MMPS gathering, I’d never feel alone coz I’m sure that if I have any problem, I’ll have lactation consultants, counselors & other experience mummies to help me.

Just would like to share my experience in tandem nursing. Overall, it’s wonderful. For the 1st few weeks, 3 of us need time to get used to each other. So, it was a bit struggling. Other than that, I am glad that I’m tandem nursing them. It was my son who help me when I had engorgement. Believe me, he is much better than other methods. The bonding between us are priceless. They are sharing all the time. Now, they manage to get their own position. No worries at all in low supply coz remember, supply = to demand. With 2 stimulants, we should worry about over supply. Lol Forgive me that I couldn’t attach a photo of tandem nursing coz I don’t have any. It’s a bit ungraceful with our weird positioning. 🙂

I wish that I’ll manage to reactive in MMPS one day. Can’t wait for the day to come. Anyway, for the time being, if there is anyone need support in tandem nursing, don’t be shy to contact me… Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

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Breastfeeding Success Story – Erica Sen

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In my BF journey I didn’t face much difficulties as before delivering my baby I already had a mind set to BF and also my friend Connie did gave many useful information on it, but as can encourage more mummies to BF, here I share my story.

When I decided to BF my baby, during my pregnancy journey started from 4 mths+, I did massage my breast when I took shower, to have a better and faster milk stimulation after giving birth, and it really worked as my brast started engorged around day 4.

The only difficulty I faced was milk rash, as my skin very sensitive to the rash problem, my breast full of milk rash on the third month, and I try to bottle feed my baby using formula/my milk but she didn’t want and kept crying until I put back nipple to her mouth, then she stopped crying and started sucking again. So what I did was cover one side breast with medicine and only BF another side which is clean from medicine, when one side was not enough then took shower again to change back to another one.

This method is very useful as the milk rash gone around 2 weeks time and after that each time after breastfeeding, I will wipe with wet towel and put baby liner on my breast then only the pad. So the rash problem was fixed and now my baby is 5 mths plus and I still keep on the BF.

During my BF journey what I found was if I have drank something which contained ‘malt’ like Holick, my milk engorgement will slow down and mummy can drink some full cream milk/fresh milk as this indeed really help on faster milk engorgement.

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