FOR ALL MOMS AND DADS WHO ARE PASSION TO NUTURE THEIR BABIES WITH THE LOVING TOUCH
We all know that we (all moms and dads) are the most excited persons in the earth waiting for our babies to be born...and we will always try to give our best in nurturing them. I always believe that Our Merciful God has given us our beloved babies to colour and brighten our life with full of love and as a completion to our feeling as a human being, to have the pleasure as a mother and father, and to make us more responsible to what we owned. I also believed that nurturing started from inside the womb, then continues till the time of delivery and from the moment our babies started seeing this world. And, I also and always believe in "natural parenting" which help us to bring our children in a healthier, greener & more friendly towards our environment, lesser hassle, and a safer community for the future world. Of all these, this is why I feel that it is very important and "crucial" to start it with breastfeeding.I don't have much to offer all my friends here other than sharing the experiences, supporting each other and experimenting the new tips in growing and nurturing our children in a natural way. So, HAPPY SHARING!!!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I still remember how my interest in breastfeeding started...at that time i was posted to O&G department of a busy hospital and during this posting, I was appointed to incharge of a low-risk postnatal ward for a short period of time, when it came to my turn. I did my job as usual to review all the patients there, but when it came to breastfeeding advice, i became totally "blank"...but God saved me...the staffnurses in the postnatal ward were the one who taught me and gave my "first" education about breastfeeding management. Now I really thank them...my interest in breastfeeding grows since then..(even some of their teaching and breastfeeding facts were actually wrong...i realized this when i became more literatured in breastfeeding!!! but it's ok than nothing)
It was in 2005 when at that time i saw mothers around me breastfeed their babies passionately. At this time, i was posted in paediatric ward and special care nursery...when i came back from work, i started to asked my beloved mom whether i was breastfed during my infant time...and the answer is YES. I was breastfed exclusively until 2 years, however my mom had dificulty to wean me completely off from her breast, so that she let me continued breastfeeding until i was about 5 years old!!! Ehehee..thanks mom...very much. Unfortunately, my younger brother who was born 2 years after me was not breastfed...OOppssss...was that my fault? I don't dare to blame my mom for her decision not to breastfeed my brother, because she said at that time nobody taught her on breastmilk expression technique and storage (and another factor, of course, it was because of me who was so called "stingy" of breastmilk at that time..ehehe). SO, since i heard this explanation from my mom, i decided that one day i will become a breastfeeding activist....just to make sure all the mothers are well informed regarding the benefits and advantages of breastfeeding, as well as teaching them on expressing, storage and reusage of the breastmilk......