Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Breastfeeding Journey

OMG! I’ve been breastfeeding almost 2 1/4 years! I never thought I would go on THIS long. Thinking back, I still remember being very clueless about breastfeeding. I didn’t prepare for it much and no one told me to. All I did was buy a manual pump. I didn’t even have any breastfeeding attire to wear post delivery.
My mom didn’t breastfeed my siblings and me very long. It’s mainly because she received free supply of formula from the company my dad worked with. So she didn’t pay much attention in my breastfeeding preparation either.

But the moment I started breastfeeding, I didn’t stop. Along the way, I did a lot of reading about it and knew I was giving the best for my child. I doubted my ability to exclusively breastfeed after I return to work and put a formula on standby. It remains unopened until today.

On the other hand, I am known as a very picky eater and hardly took any vegetables when I was growing up (heck, until my 20s even). This (could’ve) resulted in me being a very small sized kid, which got my mom worried. At one point, she got my blood tested by a doctor to ensure I am not malnourished (results came back OK). 
Yes, I don’t eat as healthy as I should. I’m a big time sweet tooth. Gimme ice creams, cakes and chocolates anytime, I’ll take ‘em. Garden salad? I’ll pass. My favourite part in a buffet? The dessert table. I don’t even step foot at the salad bar. You get the point.

Anyway, this got me thinking, if I’m not exactly a healthy eater, am I giving my child enough nourishments? Or if all the nourishments go to him, what’s left for me? After over 2 years of breastfeeding, I now realise what I could’ve done to make things a whole lot better for both my boy and me.

Running through the Dumex website, I found out that Mamil Mama is formulated with essential vitamins and minerals to help refill the body’s nutrient stores. So now I’m an expert in breastfeeding (chewah!), all I need is that extra boost to provide my next child the right and adequate amount of nutrients for him/her even when he/she is all grown up.

And NO, I’m not pregnant.

7 comments:

ameris said...

i tot u pregnant. so when the next??

ida khairani said...

Congrates, on your successful bf journey. me..2 months to go b4 Iris is 2 years old.

qishi okawa said...

wah..bestnyer kak irin..sy sempat 6 bulan je..frust2..

semut-terbersin said...

ahaha nasibbaik ada ayat last tu..baru nak tanye eh u pregnant ke? ahaha..
lama menyepi?

Anonymous said...

Assalaam,

Just to share someone told me yg kita digalakkan menyusu badan sehingga umur 2 tahun sahaja. bila lebih dari 2 tahun, akan ada sedikit effect dgn anak kita. contohnya kurang dalam menghafal or yg related to that. sebab tu dalam al quran pun ditulis sehingga 2 tahun sahaja. so you now can slowly kurangkan menyusu badan anak you dan stopkan terus. just sharing. i pun dah ada 3 anak dan 3, 3 menyusu badan till 2 years.

tq.

mommyNadia said...

I hate taking milk,in fact I'm so worry my kid would not get much nutrients from my bm!!
worried mommy!!

http://mommynadia.blogspot.com/2011/11/goodness-of-fruits-and-veggies-for.html

Anonymous said...

I masih bf my lovely dotter which umur die skang 3yrs 4 mnth, is it really true yg pas 2 thn bdk tu if masih menyusu bdk tu akan jd kurang dlm mghafal?

Tq
-Just want to know.