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Monday, April 7, 2008

Adam 6 months and breastfeeding hurdle


Happy 6 months Birthday Adam..Mommy Daddy saaaayang Adam tau..

Adam said “Maaa!” while holding his arms out to me! Not just once but many many times! Ok I know I sound really perasan cos how can a 6 month old talk, right…but I swear it’s true! Hehe…

Lately Adam has been inseparable from me. Even his Daddy pun cannot entertain him alone because he wants me to be there wlaupun tak pegang dia. He won’t even let me go to the loo! I guess it might be because he was ill la kot..Bila I sibuk menjahit pun my husband kenela bawak dia in the sewing room so he can watch me..kalau tak bising je mulut dia..that’s how the whole “Maa!” incidents came about..he was calling me while I was doing other things..my husband yg dgr and he told me..

Adam is getting thinner. Not sure why…his milk intake is increasing..and yet his weight gain mcm takde je. Doc ckp because he’s getting more active which is true..ala taklehla panggil Adam debab lagi…hehe..

Adam is starting solid! I’ll blog about his solid food adventures later…

He can assume the crawling position. Tapi bila nak push his body forward jadi tertonggeng kedepan…hehe..

Kalau letak Adam on the mattress on the floor memang habis dia golek/sondol sana sini sampai nak langgar semua furniture..wahh…we need to be more careful…

He can now reach the floor in his walker so he’s been walking around happily (read Daddy’s entry on aquarium). Again, we must be careful…

Adam now loves watching his own reflection in the mirror. Senyum sorang2..Kecik2 dulu tak suka. Ni dah perasan comel kot ni....hehe..

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Oklah that’s all I can think of for this month. My thoughts have been occupied with other things. One of which is – insufficient milk supply! This time it’s definitely a trying breastfeeding challenge for me. My freezer stash has dwindled rapidly. This morning I checked there are only 4 bottles left! Oh my God, I’m terrified beyond belief. I DO NOT want to have to give Adam formula!! Ever!

It started when Adam’s milk intake increased by one extra bottle a day. Kalau on weekends no problem because I breastfeed him fully, but the problem is with pumping. I cannot pump enough for him. In fact makin lama makin kurang I dpt pump. So I started having to supplement with freezer stash. This is exactly what I wanted to avoid but I had no choice. I was pumping extensively, I added new pumping sessions, makan mkanan yg membanyakkan susu, still – not enough milk.

Tibe2 my pump lak rosak. I suspected there might have been a problem because I felt the suction mcm low jer. I sent the pump for service. So I had to use my old manual Avent pump. Makin sikit lak dpt pump susu. Bila dah dpt balik the pump (yesterday), try2 kat rumah, laa rosak lagi! (switches off by itself). Tgk pulak stok freezer dah nak habis. Nak meraung jer rase.

I pun mengadu nasib kat my husband. Kene supplement ngan formula ke ni..i’m so scared. He told me immediately NO FORMULA.

“ok yang, camni…lunchtime today kite terus pegi Damansara to the pump shop. Figure out the problem. Then you can try sending milk for Adam only what you can pump the day before ( I know he only gave this advice by instinct/common sense, but it is exactly the first advice given in www.workandpump.com. I never tried it yet only because I kesian takut adam nangis kelaparan). If takleh gak…then we figure something else..”.

Before this I thought he just supported my breastfeeding “project” just because…..he just support me in everything I decide to do. Tak sangka dia pun betul2 bersemangat jugak pikirkan this problem.

So tadi lunchtime we went to the shop. Even jauh gila pun pegi jugaklah…They said the problem was the adapter, not the motor..hopefully lps ni oklah…I pun dah beli Fenugreek capsules to increase milk supply…

To my husband, thank you so much for your strong support in breastfeeding Adam. I don’t know what I’ll do without you! Love you soo much! Muahs!!

14 comments:

fatin said...

i pon now only manage to pump for the next day coz my stash was running low then just runout coz he just drinks a lot than i cud afford to pump. everyday kna makesure ade atleast 18onz for him utk keesokan harinye. so now, slowly i try pump 1/2onz over d weekend right sambil/aftr breastfeeding on 1 of the breast yg dia kurang minum. gud luck!

Ernie Khairina Mahtar said...

Adam comelnye! lama tak jumpe...

along said...

heh. ntah biler hafiy nak meranngkak nih.

Intan said...

kat kedai mana beli fenugreek capsule tu? thanx is advance

ummi sa'eed said...

first, to answer your Q, sakit gile sbb I dah preggo again *beam*. so that particular part is so the very tender. hehe...

sa'eed pun dulu only started to crawl at around 9 or 10 months. tiba tiba je terer crawl, we all pun terkezut. but before that, he had to shed off his baby fat so that takde la berat sgt. i guess adam is going thru that stage now.

when sa'eed was 6 months, he weighed 9.3 kg. now almost a year, he weighs only about 10 kg-ish.

MommyAdam said...

fatin,
good to know ade org boleh cope without freezer stash..tq..

ernie,
jom buat gath...hehe

along,
tak lama lagi dia tunjukla skill dia tu =)

intan,
i beli kat GNC.i tgk Guardian, Watson, Apex sume tak jumpa.i nak beli blessed thistle sekali (good to consume in combination with fenugreek) tapi tak jumpa...

ummi saeed,
congratulations!!how many months are you? Adam takdelah byk sgt baby fat now because he only weighs 6.5kg at his 6 months check up..dah kurus tu yg tak lalu i nak kejar dia bergolek2..

-me- said...

mommyadam,
keep on pumping! i pun seriau jugak bila tgk stok makin sikit. know how u feel...alhamdulillah your hubby is very supportive.at least u are not alone in this breastfeeding thingy...

ur adam look so adorable in this pic...

fatin said...

adam is sooooooooo super duper cute in d pic!

MommyAdam said...

-me-,
tq..my pump dah ok so intensive pumping from now on!

fatin,
i love this pic too =)

mommylyssa said...

good luck!! let me know if the fenugreek capsules work ok!

btw...were u at the curve sunday evening?i thought i saw u going down the escalator while we were going up towards mothercare.. ke i silap org? hahahaha...sori kalau silap!

mamaAdam said...

i only manage to pump 3 bottles at work and pump while nursing bila jumpa adam after work. and sekali lagi before pegi kerja. i do not have extra bottle in freezer. kalau ada pun kadang2 je. i would pesan to adam if the bekal sikit from the previous day, "today adam jgn minum byk2 tau, nnt balk rumah kita minum sama2 byk2".. hahaha so far it works!

let us know if the fenugreek work eh.

MommyAdam said...

mommylyssa,
i was in The Curve sunday evening! nak pick up my pump yg hantar service la..so weird how we keep missing each other!! (last time cherating)haha...next time kite kene jumpa la...hehe

mamaadam,
i tak pandai pump while nursing. i find that i have to lean forward a bit while pumping (to avoid the milk from accumulating). tp Adam pulak suka i lean back in the recline chair.kalau tak dia takleh nak relax minum...hehe.do you have any tips?

mamaAdam said...

kalau lean back mmg susah la.. i cuma bole pump while nursing bila baby dah sleepy sgt, kalau tak dia sgt anxious nak tau apa mama dia buat at the other side. dulu masa dia kecik senang je nak buat mcm tu.

using manual avent lebih senang dr guna motorized pump sbb bunyi pump tu sendiri akan buat baby toleh sana sini. hehe

mama_arif said...

aida,
milk supply mmg akan kurang once your baby reached 6 months coz your hormone is preparing your body for your first period after giving birth...the estrogen, kalau tak silap la, yang buat your supply makin kurang...but, if you keep pumping your body will interpret it as high demand and produce more...jangan give up!! continue pumping...i have the same problem tambahan pulak bile nak puasa ganti..

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