Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Let's talk about breast


Let me tell you something, these adults are too much, I am only a few days old infant and they expect me to do all sort of impossible things. One of them is breast feeding!

You see, I have got some issues with my food, first my mama stuff me her breast and expect me to suck, and I oblige, but come on, when I suck I expect something to come out, but NO! I suck and I suck and there was nothing, so I gave up and protest. Mama became upset because I protest, and then my popo came, and she took me away from mama because I was protesting very loudly. And popo and papa start negotiate with me, telling me that my mama is now very sensitive, so I better pretend I enjoy her breast. And so I tried again, but mama was so tense that I don't like it! And I protest again, this time popo took me away and calm me down but now mama is crying, so papa had to calm her down. And I got hungrier...finally the adults decided to give me some formula milk, and they decided to use the spoon to feed me. Because I was so hungry and when the milk came I was so excited as I moved my head around the milk spilled all over me, and I need papa and popo to feed me to prevent spillage!

Finally about a week later my mama started to have some milk and I finally get a little bit of milk, but I have grew faster too, and I wanted the milk to flow faster than she can provide, so I started to tell her, but she does not understand, and keep stuffing the nipple in my mouth, so I put on a strong fight to get my "fast food". Eventually my protest got my popo's attention and she gave me bottle with expressed milk. That is what I called food, fast and easy! After a while on the bottle, they decided to put be back on the breast again! Since I am contented I will just entertain them by sucking casually on the breast to make my mama happy.

Now I am 24day old and I finally think mama's breast is good enough for me, although I sometimes wish for the "fast food" but mama's breast is very comfy to sleep on after the feed, and the bottle is too "commercialized" and too "cold".

Note from mama:
Breast feeding is the toughest experience for the whole episode of having a child. The tips I get from friends and family and help from professionals are the most valuable. The breast feeding ordeal is still not over yet, and we both are definitely getting better each day. Yesterday (21/7) is the first time that Kai-Jin never cry when given him my breast (He usually screams when is feeding time.) . I am very please with this and hope will start to get better each day. Thanks again for all the advice and help!!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! Reading your blog entry reminds me of the stress I faced when I was breast feeding my first born. My mother-in-law (first time being a grandma) was even more worry than me. She was afraid her grandson would be "starving" from the lack of my milk supply. I'd no choice but compromised to alternately feeding the baby with formula milk. Later years, I came to realize the supply and demand theory works. The more you give, the more you can produce. So keep it up! You'll have a chubby and healthy baby!

yuinting said...

Hi! Reading your blog entry reminds me of the stress I faced when I was breast feeding my first born. My mother-in-law (first time being a grandma) was even more worry than me. She was afraid her grandson would be "starving" from the lack of my milk supply. I'd no choice but compromised to alternately feeding the baby with formula milk. Later years, I came to realize the supply and demand theory works. The more you give, the more you can produce. So keep it up! You'll have a chubby and healthy baby!

Kai-Jin said...

Thanks for the encouragement! My mama really needs all the tips and word of advice at this stage. She is so stress up!

KiWi said...

给靖宝宝的话∶

宝宝你要与妈妈一起努力哦~~
你吮吸的动作与你的口水,是刺激妈妈乳房制造更多母乳给你最好的方法。
要多多加油,乖乖表闹别扭harr...

给靖妈妈的话∶

奶水多少会因人而异。
通常生第一胎的奶水开始时会比较少,但是,您喂给宝宝越多,奶水自然而然也就会慢慢产生更多,表放弃。

妈妈当然也要记得多喝汤水补充下下...

怕宝宝饿到?
1)用breast pump先把母乳挤出和储存起来,记得要选择比较类似乳头设计的奶瓶奶嘴来喂食宝宝。
先不要用一般的奶瓶奶嘴,宝宝会因为容易吃到奶而再也不爱吮吸妈妈的乳头。

2)如果真的因为奶水太少而被逼选择Infant Milk,那么就尝试先用汤匙来喂奶or用上面所说的奶瓶,过后再尝试喂食母乳。
不过,喂Infant Milk多了,宝宝就会不爱母乳的,因为Infant Milk都比较甜。

记得,宝宝的吮吸动作对宝宝的脑部发育很有帮助,母乳也是宝宝最最最好的天然食物。

Liv said...

Kai Jin, you are such a naughty boy! If you go like Liv you will indeed be the strongest kid on a block, well on the beach is more appropriate for you i guess ;-)We are really happy that things are getting better...real food is only a few months away by the way! Big hugs to you three!

Old Dragon 老龙 said...

ALAMAK! Breast lah! Suck lah! Adult lah! AM I accidentaly bump into a above 18 years age adult only website?