Breastfeeding Success Stories : Yenny Cheok

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今天是小傑的1岁生日!!!
没想到时间过的很快,转眼他又1岁了
在这一年里有他的陪伴,每天都过的很精彩…:P
从他还是2.68KG的小宝宝到现在牛高马大的9.2KG小家伙…
真的很不可思仪~
怪不得很多妈妈爸爸都说看别人的孩子一下子这么大
才发觉自己也老了…哈哈…(其实我也是一样…)
小傑,长大了要乖乖听话哦~别一直咬妈咪…:P

还有是我成功喂母乳1年了!!!
有时也真的很佩服自己的毅力可以喂到他这么久…
在此谢谢大家的支持,尤其是我都老公和家人,
还有嗯咕咕网站的各位妈妈们及SELAYANG医院的护士…:D
在还没生小瓜之前,每次逛百货公司的时候都会留意奶粉的价钱
越好的奶粉就越贵…1分钱1分货
过后朋友就介绍我去嗯咕咕网站~:)
里面有很多母乳妈妈分享经验,
当我知道这网站过后,真的获益匪浅,感激
也知道原来母乳只要有喂就可以继续喂下去,
不会忽然间没有…:P
所以我真的很感谢这网站和母乳妈妈们分享了这么多的宝贵经验…:D

而当我在生了小瓜之后,
因为有SELAYANG医院的护士教导我如何喂,
不过在医院的第3天,小瓜因为黄,所以要照灯…
结果照太久…没有力气喝母乳(那时我还不是很会喂)
半夜的时候,小瓜怎样喂都没有反应,
过后我就叫护士过来看,才发现事情很严重!!T_T
小瓜照灯太久没有喝奶结果血糖太低要进NICU…
护士用手弹他的脚大大力,用针小力刺都没有反应…T_T
那时的我真的是崩溃…一直哭…请求医生一定要救小瓜…
打电话给老公让医生解释给他听的时候,老公也是很心痛…
现在想回真的很内疚和自责…T_T
睡觉的时候,一直哭…企求小瓜平安…
一整晚很难度过…一直在想孩子会怎样…

隔天早上,终于都到探望时间了
护士也一直安慰我叫我忍耐,很快就可以去见宝宝了…
由于NICU可以早点进去探望,所以老公去看小瓜先…
过后老公就SMS告诉我小瓜没事情了,目前状况已经稳定
他叫我放心,里面有很多专业的医生和护士在看着小瓜…
听到这里,我心里的石终于都放下了…
当老公来了过后,我就抱老公哭…T_T
他安慰我说小瓜很好…不用担心…

老公就帮我办出院手续,付钱,开刀加住3天医院才RM60++
真的很便宜!然后我们就和护士道谢及谢谢他们的照顾
他们也说不用客气,要多保重…:)

过后老公就用轮椅推我去NICU看孩子…
第一眼看到孩子的时候…
看到他的身体这里插一条,那里插一条
我又哭了….(大家看到我一直写哭这个字一定认为我是哭包…:P)
心痛看到孩子因为我的疏忽而酱…(第一次当母亲…没有照顾孩子的经验)
不过看到孩子没事也比较放心了,而且有护士帮忙看着…

孩子进NICU的时候,因为没有力气自己吸奶
而且也没有哭…我陪他进NICU的第3天才真正听到他哭的很大声
只好要PUMP出母乳出来让他喝…
每隔3个小时一定要去亲喂,若亲喂不成功就只好PUMP出来
回想起那几天,真的很累…
在进NICU的3天里,我才真正在第2天成功亲喂到他喝母乳
那种感动真的很难忘记…:)

这是在NICU第2天的小瓜…:)

到了第3天,小瓜的状况好了很多~:D
医生批准我们出院了!很高兴!!
回到家过后,我hai
还是继续喂,就喂到现在,可以说很顺利
只是偶尔会乳线阻塞弄到很痛…

所以希望我可以继续喂到小瓜2岁或更长…:D
谢谢身边的家人朋友一路的支持~:)

这是他11个月大的时候拍的~:P

一脸满足的样子…^^

 

From : Yenny Cheok, Malaysia

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Breastfeeding Success Stories : Determine for Exclusive Breastfeeding

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With the experience and knowledge that I gathered with my eldest son Jaydern whereby I breastfeed for 2 years, I determined to exclusively breastfeed my 2nd son. Juulian was breastfed exclusively without water for 6 months and is still on breast milk till today. He is 2 years and a month old now.

As soon as I delivered Juulian, my hubby told the nurse to put the baby on my chest. To my surprise he took just a few minutes to get to the nipple and start nursing by himself. Despite the pain, I felt the joy and warmness when I saw him holding tightly to the breast. It is hard to say in words and I believe each mum have to go through to experience it.

Since I had a normal delivery, I was called within 2 hours to breastfeed the baby. Despite the pain and knowing that the baby will be hungry and there is none other than my milk, I walked to the nursery with so much determination. It was not once or twice, I had to walk up and down to the nursery whenever the baby cries, be it any time of the day.

On the first day, I felt only air coming out and yet my son was happily nursing. On the other hand, I was really annoyed with some of the nurses as they kept saying my baby’s lips were dry and not enough milk and asking me to supplement with some formula feedings. I was not discouraged and knowing the fact that the milk will start flowing after 2nd or 3rd day, I kept feeding the baby on demand. It really helps to stimulate the milk productions.

On the 2nd day, cloudy water started to flow and I was really excited to see milk started to flow in the 3rd day. I made it!

Well, now the next thing that worried me was the jaundice and the readings were high and he was kept under the light for a day before he got discharged from the hospital. The jaundice fever was up and down and really worried me. Again I was not discouraged. I went to search the net for information on jaundice and hoping that it was only breast milk jaundice, whereby the fever will come down in a slower pace compared to bottle fed. The baby tends to sleep continuously so we need to wake them up for frequent feeding. He had it for 6 weeks which is beyond the normal timeline. He was referred for further blood test and later was confirmed that it was breast milk jaundice. So advice to mothers out there: Keep breastfeeding no matter what as that is the best ever milk you can give your baby.

On the first day to work after my confinement, I felt the engorgement at 11 am, I went to the nursing room to pump and to my surprise I collected 18 ounce at one go and another 10 ounce at 5pm before I left the office. It really motivates me and the determination, mental courage and positive thinking that I had really gives me abundance of supply.

Few other facts that I personally experienced was weight loss within the first 2 months after delivery, I went back to my pre-pregnancy weight. This can be done if you exclusively breastfeed the baby on demand. I did experience the womb shrinks back to its non-pregnant size. Although it was a painful situation when the baby sucks heavily but the recovery was fast and it helps the uterus contract after birth to control postpartum bleeding. Lastly not to forget babies weight gain was wonderful!

I found that breastfeeding kept me closer to my children, as they went with me to workshops and meetings. It is also my determination helped me ignore the occasional strange looks and comments. With minor exceptions (forgetting the occasional cracked or sore nipples), the breastfeeding times remain in my memory as some of the most relaxing minutes and hours in my busy professional life.
Nobody would disturb us, whether at home, or outside, and while my son was totally occupied with breastfeeding, I could pick up a book and relax or work.

Now I do my best to convey the joys of breastfeeding and the multiple benefits for new mothers. I think I saved by experiencing fewer illness episodes with my children.

From : Jennifer Anthony, Malaysia

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