There is no freedom of choice for humans,
if it has been taken away from them at the beginning.
Breast-feeding is not a choice,
but an obligation to the choice.
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Monday, November 27, 2006


Sudah 2 minggu akif 'puasa' ayam..Dan hasilnya, kaki akif sudah tidak gatal-gatal lagi.Alhamdulillah.Rupanya ayam yang menyebabkan akif gatal. Jadi sekarang ini akif hanya akan diberi makanan yang fish based sahaja.

Yang mana ada ayam, daging, susu lembu dan telur tidak boleh akif makan. Kasihan akif, banyak sangat alahannya. Insya Allah nanti dah besar sikit OK lah ni.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

i got this from email


And We have enjoined upon man goodness towards his parents: His mother bore him by bearing strain upon strain, and his weaning was in two years: "[Hence, O man,] be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the eventual coming." (Qur'an, 31:14)

Mother's milk is a matchless compound created by Allah to meet the baby's nutritional needs and protect it against possible infections. The balance of the nutriments in mother's milk is at ideal levels and the milk is in the ideal form for the baby's immature body. At the same time, the mother's milk is also very rich in nutrients which accelerate the growth of brain cells and the development of the nervous system.95 Artificial baby foods prepared with present-day technology cannot replace this miraculous food.

The list of advantages to the baby provided by mother's milk is being added to every day. Research has shown that babies who are fed mother's milk are particularly protected against infections concerning the respiratory and digestive systems. That is because the antibodies in mother's milk provide a direct defence against infection. Other anti-infection properties of mother's milk are that it provides a hospitable environment for "good" bacteria called "normal flora" thus constituting a barrier to harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites. Furthermore, it has also been established that there are factors in mother's milk which arrange the immune system against infectious diseases and allow it to function properly.96

Since the mother's milk has been specially designed, it is the most easily digestible food for babies. Despite being nutritionally very rich, it is easily digested by the baby's sensitive digestive system. Since the baby thus expends less energy on digestion, it is able to use that energy for other bodily functions, growth and organ development.

The milk of mothers who have had premature babies contains higher levels of fat, protein, sodium, chloride and iron to meet the baby's needs. Indeed, it has been established that the functions of the eye develop better in premature babies fed on mother's milk and that they perform better in intelligence tests. In addition, they also have a great many other advantages.

One of the ways in which mother's milk is important to the development of the new-born baby is the fact that it contains omega-3 oil alpha linoleic acids. As well as being an important compound for the human brain and retina, it is also of great importance from the point of view of new-born babies. Omega-3 is of particular importance throughout pregnancy and the early stages of babyhood if the brain and nerves are to develop normally. Scientists particularly emphasise the importance of mother's milk as a natural and perfect store of omega-3.97

Furthermore, research by Bristol University scientists revealed that among the long-term benefits of mother's milk are its positive effect on blood pressure, thanks to which the risk of heart attack is reduced. The research team concluded that the protective nature of mother's milk stems from its nutritional content. According to the results of the research, published in the medical journal Circulation, babies fed on mother's milk are less likely to develop heart disease. It has been revealed that the presence in mother's milk of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids-these prevent hardening of the arteries-along with the fact that babies fed on mother's milk consume less sodium-this is closely linked to blood pressure-and do not, as a result, gain excessive amounts of weight are among the ways that mother's milk benefits the heart.98

In addition, a team led by Dr. Lisa Martin, of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre in the USA, found high levels of the protein hormone known as adiponectin in mother's milk.99 High blood levels of adiponectin are associated with a reduced risk of heart attack. Low levels of adiponectin are found in people who are obese and who are at increased risk of a heart attack. It was therefore established that the risk of obesity in babies fed on mother's milk declined in relation to this hormone. Furthermore, they also discovered the presence of another hormone called leptin in the mother's milk which has a central role in fat metabolism. Leptin is believed to be a signal to the brain that there is fat on the body. According to Dr. Martin's announcement, therefore, these hormones absorbed in babyhood through mother's milk reduce the risk of such illnesses as obesity, type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, and coronary artery disease.100

Facts about "The Freshest Food"

The facts about the mother's milk are not restricted to these. The contribution it makes to the baby's health alters according to the phases the baby undergoes and whichever foodstuff is required at a particular stage, the contents of the milk change to meet those very specific needs. Mother's milk, ready at all times and at the ideal temperature, plays a major role in brain development because of the sugar and fat it contains. In addition, elements such as calcium in it play a large role in the development of the baby's bones.

Although it is called milk, this miraculous compound actually consists mostly of water. This is a most important feature because in addition to food, babies also need liquid in the form of water. Full hygiene may not be established in water or foodstuffs other than mother's milk. Yet mother's milk-90% water no less-, meets the baby's water needs in the most hygienic manner.

Mother's Milk and Intelligence

Scientific research shows that the cognitive development in breast-fed babies is greater than that in other babies. A comparative analysis of breast-fed babies and formula-fed babies by James W. Anderson-an expert from the University of Kentucky-established that the IQs of babies fed on mother's milk were 5 points higher than those of other babies. As a result of this study, it was determined that intelligence is benefited by mother's milk for up to 6 months and that children who are breast-fed for less than 8 weeks show no IQ benefit.101

Does Mother's Milk Combat Cancer?

As a result of all the research performed, it is proven that mother's milk, on which hundreds of papers have been published, protects babies against cancer. This, despite the fact that the mechanism is not yet fully understood. When a protein from the mother's milk killed off tumour cells which had been grown in laboratories without damaging any healthy cells, researchers stated that a great potential has emerged. Catharina Svanborg, professor of clinical immunology at Lund University in Sweden, headed the research team that discovered these miraculous secrets of mother's milk.102 This team at Lund University have described the way that mother's milk provides protection against many forms of cancer as a miraculous discovery.

Initially, researchers treated intestinal mucous cells taken from new-born babies with mother's milk. They observed that the disorder caused by the bacterium Pneumococcus and known as pneumonia was efficiently halted by mother's milk. What is more, babies fed on mother's milk encounter far fewer hearing difficulties than those fed on formula and suffer far fewer respiratory infections. After a series of studies, it was shown that mother's milk also provides protection against cancer. After showing that the incidence of the lymph cancer observed in childhood was nine times greater in formula-fed children, they realised that the same results applied to other forms of cancer. According to the results, mother's milk accurately locates the cancer cells and later destroys them. It is a substance called alpha-lac (alphalactalbumin), present in large quantities in mother's milk, that locates and kills the cancer cells. Alpha-lac is produced by a protein that assists in the manufacture of the sugar lactose in the milk.103

This Matchless Blessing Is a Gift from Allah

Another miraculous feature of mother's milk is the fact that it is exceedingly beneficial for the baby to be fed with it for two years.104 This important information, only recently discovered by science, was revealed by Allah fourteen centuries ago in the verse: "Mothers should nurse their children for two full years-those who wish to complete the full term of nursing?" (Qur'an, 2:233)

In the same way that the mother does not decide to produce milk, the most ideal source of nourishment for the helpless baby in need of feeding in her body, neither does she decide on the various nutritional levels within it. It is Almighty Allah, Who knows the needs of and displays mercy to every living thing, Who creates mother's milk for the baby in the mother's body.

akif,ebm dan bubur

Memandangkan Akif tak nak sangat minum EBM, mummyakif telah mencadangkan agar para penjaga akif di Taska meletakkan EBM ke dalam bubur akif.

Kalau Akif tak dapat 'detect' susu OKlah..kalau dia dapat 'detect' mungkin dia tak akan makan...Walau macam mana pun sekarang mummyakif dah tak risau sangat bila akif tak nak minum EBM. Dia kenyang. Semalam mummy akif balik awal dan telah pergi ke Taska akif awal. Mummy akif pergi tanya 'timetable' makan akif.

  • 8:00am-makan nasi
  • 11:am makan nasi
  • 3:00pm makan nasi
  • 5:30pm :makan nasi lagi

Patut la tak nak EBM..Dah kenyang dengan nasi. So Mummyakif berpendapat, tak perlulah paksa akif minum EBM kalau dia tak nak. Cuma skrg dalam bubur tu tambahkan aja EBM.

:-) semoga akif akan sentiasa sihat dan ceria.

Akif masih batuk-batuk dan selsema sedikit. Tapi ada 'improvement' sejak sehari dua ini.

Semalam, akif dilaporkan telah mengetuk kepala dia di lantai dan pintu kerana marahkan pengasuhnya yang tidak melayan dia. Aduh.....benjol dahi akif....

Kenapalah akif ni bila dia marahkan orang lain dia sakitkan diri sendiri...????

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Semalam, akif baru dapat ubat ini. Kena makan hari-hari.

Ketotifen (kee-toe-TYE-fen ) is a type of asthma medication which, when taken every day and used along with other antiasthma medications, may reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of asthma symptoms or attacks in children. It may also lead to a reduction in daily requirements of other antiasthma medications. Ketotifen is not effective for the prevention or treatment of acute asthma attacks. Ketotifen works by inhibiting certain substances in the body that are known to cause inflammation and symptoms of asthma.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Syrup (Canada)
  • Tablets (Canada)

Before Using This Medicine

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For ketotifen, the following should be considered:

Allergies—Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to ketotifen. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.

Pregnancy—Ketotifen has not been studied in pregnant women. However, studies in animals have shown that ketotifen crosses the placenta and, at high doses, cause problems. Before using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant.

Breast-feeding—It is not known whether ketotifen passes into human breast milk. However, it does pass into the milk of rats. It may be necessary for you to take another medicine or to stop breast-feeding during treatment. Be sure you have discussed the risks and benefits of the medicine with your doctor.

Children— This medicine has been tested in children and, in effective doses, has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems than it does in adults.

Older adults—Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of ketotifen in the elderly with use in other age groups.

Other medicines— Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking ketotifen, it is especially important that your health care professional knows if you are taking any of the following:

  • Antidiabetic agents, oral—May increase the risk of bruising or bleeding and affect blood sugar concentrations
  • Alcohol or
  • Antihistamines or
  • Hypnotics or
  • Sedatives—May increase the chance of side effects (i.e., drowsiness)

Other medical problems—The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of ketotifen. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes)—May alter low-sugar diet (syrup contains carbohydrates)
  • Epilepsy—May increase risk of convulsions (seizures)

Proper Use of This MedicineReturn to top

Make certain your health care professional knows if you are on any special diet, such as a low-sugar diet. The syrup contains carbohydrates.

Ketotifen is used to help prevent asthma attacks. It will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.

Ketotifen must be taken continuously in order to be effective.

Continue taking your current asthma medications until instructed otherwise by your doctor.

Ketotifen may be taken with or without food.


The dose of ketotifen will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of ketotifen. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets and syrup):
    • For asthma:
      • Adults and children 3 years of age and older—The usual dose is 1 milligram (mg) (1 tablet or 5 milliliters [mL] of syrup) twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.
      • Infants and children from 6 months to 3 years of age—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by the doctor. It is usually 0.25 mL (50 mcg or 0.05 mg) of syrup per kilogram (kg) (110 micrograms [mcg] or 0.110 mg per pound) of body weight twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.

Missed dose—

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.


To store this medicine:

  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Do not store tablets in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Ask your health care professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.

Precautions While Using This MedicineReturn to top

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits.This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it. If your symptoms worsen, you should check with your doctor.

This medicine may cause some people to become drowsy, dizzy, or less alert than they are normally. Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are dizzy or are not alert.

This medicine may cause some people to become excited, irritable, or nervous or to have trouble in sleeping. These are symptoms of central nervous system stimulation and are especially likely to occur in children.

For patients with diabetes:

  • The syrup form of this medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you notice a change in the results of your blood or urine sugar tests or if you have any questions, check with your doctor.

Side Effects of This Medicine

Side Effects of This MedicineAlong with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • Less common
    • Chills; cough; diarrhea; fever; general feeling of discomfort or illness; headache; joint pain; loss of appetite; muscle aches and pains; nausea; runny nose; shivering; sore throat; sweating; trouble sleeping; unusual tiredness or weakness; vomiting
  • Rare
    • Abdominal or stomach pain; blistering, itching, peeling, or redness of skin; bloody or cloudy urine; clay-colored stools; convulsions; dark urine; difficult, burning, or painful urination; dizziness ; frequent urge to urinate; muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities; rash ; sudden loss of consciousness; unpleasant breath odor; vomiting of blood; yellow eyes or skin
  • Symptoms of overdose Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur
    • Blurred vision; confusion; convulsions; disorientation; dizziness; drowsiness (severe); faintness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position; fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse; hyperexcitability; loss of consciousness; palpitations; sweating; unusual tiredness or weakness

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome.

  • More common
    • Weight gain
  • Less common or rare
    • Bloody nose; drowsiness; dryness of mouth; excitation; increased appetite; irritability; nervousness; swelling of eyelids; unexplained nosebleeds

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Petua badan gatal

Oleh kerana akif sering sahaja gatal-gatal badan, nenek saya@moyang akif telah memberi petua ini.

bahan-bahan yang diperlukan:

  • air
  • asam keping/asam gelugor

Cara menyediakan:

  • Masukkan air dan asam tadi ke dalam periuk dan rebus sehingga mendidih.
  • Sejukkan air rebusan tersebut
  • Mandikan bayi anda dengan air rebusan tersebut.
  • Tidak perlu menyiram air bersih selepas memandikan dengan air rebusan asam ini.

Insya Allah hilang gatal-gatal ....


Sudah lama tak mandikan akif dengan air rebusan asam ini.Insya Allah hujung minggu ni boleh buat.

according to this article, SIDS a disease.

Scientists 'discover cause of cot death'

Thursday November 2, 2006

Scientists believe they have solved the mystery of cot death, the leading killer of children in their first year of life.

A study of victims of sudden infant death syndrome (Sids) has revealed that they had an abnormality in the brain that prevented it realising their bodies did not have enough oxygen.

The effect of the abnormality is that babies may suffocate if they become smothered by bedclothes, especially if sleeping on their fronts.

The finding "takes the mystery away from Sids", said Marian Willinger, a researcher at the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which financed the study.

"It should take the guilt away from any parent who has lost a baby, because they always wonder, 'What did I do wrong?' Now, they need to understand, 'My baby had a disease'."

The researchers from Boston Children's Hospital said the finding was the strongest evidence yet of a common cause for cot death, the cause of which has been a mystery to specialists.

It opens the possibility of detecting infants at risk - possibly through a scan in the womb - and treating them.

Some mothers have been jailed for murder after the unexplained deaths of their babies.

In New Zealand, about 50 babies die from cot death each year.

In Britain, 300 babies died last year, 16 per cent fewer than in 2004 and less than a third of the number 20 years ago.

The Back to Sleep campaign in the early 1990s which urged parents to put babies to sleep on their backs is credited with bringing about the dramatic fall.

Greater alertness and better ways of determining causes of death have also contributed to the decline.

The researchers studied samples from the brainstems of 31 cot death babies and compared them with samples from 10 babies who died of other causes.

They found abnormalities in the brain stems of the cot death babies affecting the way they used the brain chemical serotonin.

Serotonin is best known for its role in depression and regulating mood, but it also influences breathing, body temperature and arousal from sleep.

"This finding lends credence to the view that Sids risk may greatly increase when an underlying predisposition combines with an environmental risk - such as sleeping face down - at a sensitive time in early life," said Dr Duane Alexander, director of the National Institute of Child Health.

Hannah Kinney, the paper's senior author, said: "These findings provide evidence that sudden infant death syndrome is not a mystery but a disorder that we can investigate, and some day may be able to identify and treat."

Most babies will wake up, turn over, and start breathing faster when their carbon dioxide levels rise.

But in babies who die from Sids, defects in the serotonin system may impair these reflexes.

Such circumstances are far more likely to arise if a baby is placed face down in the cot.

Auckland paediatrician Dr Shirley Tonkin, of the Cot Death Association, said: "We've never really been able to explain why some babies don't wake up, and this research explains why to some extent."

But she said parents still needed to be careful. "You can't tell by looking at a baby which one will get into trouble and which one won't.

"You still shouldn't smoke during pregnancy or around babies, you should put babies on their backs and they should sleep in their own space in the parents' room."

She wasn't surprised at the findings, saying: "We've had inklings of this before."

She hoped the findings would help parents who had lost babies to cot death.

"This research explains to parents that what they do for one child they might not be able to do for another. If one baby was OK on its tummy, the next one might not be."

Comment: Risaunya. semoga kita dijauhi dari penyakit-penyakit ini.


Semalam,mummyakif bawa akif ke klinik untuk ambil ubat dan 'check' akif yang sedang batuk-batuk serta gatal-gatal. Sebelum berjumpa dengan doktor seperti biasa akif perlu ditimbang. Sebaik sahaja diletakkan di atas penimbang

"opsss....Dah out of the scale" kata nurse.

Jadi akif terpaksa ditimbang di atas penimbang orang dewasa. Nasib baik akif mahu berdiri, kalau tidak susahlah nak timbang..dan dengan ini diumumkan berat akif sudah mencecah 12kg.

Kuranglah sikit rasa risau mummy apabila akif tak nak minum EBM. Tapi mummy tetap berharap akif akan terus minum EBM ketika di 'school'.

Akif sekarang haiwan berkaki 4 semuanya dia kata itu 'cat' .Penat nak terangkan..Walau berkali-kali betulkan dia tetap dengan 'cat'. kelakar pula.....Semalam dia tengok gambar 'tiger'..bila ditanya.."what is this", dia jawap "cat".Bila mummy betulkan..."No baby, this is not cat.This is tiger.." Dia geleng-geleng kepala tanda tak setuju...adussss :)

Photo below is 12kg's Akif on Nov 15. (camera phone)

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Pam di 'toilet'

Bagi saya mengepam susu di 'toilet' meruapakn 'last option'. Jika memang sudah tiada pilihan, jka memang sudah terpaksa. Toilet kan tempat ehem ehem..paham2lah ya....Rasa macam tak sesuai pula nak perah susu then bagi anak minum. Opss..ibu-ibu yang tiada pilihan tempat...jangan pula terasa jika itu sahaja tempat yang anda ada...terpaksalah...

Terlintas pula..kalau perah kat toilet.kalian guna bilik-bilik kecil tu ke?atau pun kalian guna ruangan luar?

Pada pendapat saya lebih baik guna ruangan luar dr ruangan bilik yg ada 'tandas'. Ruangan luarkan lebih luas dan bersih ....

Ohh malu ya....Pada pendapat saya ...Tak perlulah malu-malu..Kita bukan mencuri.Betul tak??

Saya sekarang mengepam di 'clinic'. Di syarikat saya bekerja ini ada 'in plan clinic'. jadi bolehlah tumpang kat sana...Alhamdulillah....

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Breast milk (again)

walaupun sudah berkali-kali saya 'update' di sini tentang breast milk..hari ini saya masih ingin terus 'paste' lagi..
Untuk peringatandiri sendiri....

Milk - human; Human milk


Breast milk is the perfect source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk contains appropriate amounts of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. It also provides digestive enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and hormones that all infants require. Breast milk contains valuable antibodies from the mother that may help the baby resist infections.
Healthy infants have adequate iron stores to last until 8 months of age. Iron-rich foods can be started at this age. (See diet for age.) Your pediatrician or dietitian may recommend fluoride supplementation in communities where water is not fluoridated (areas with less than 0.25 p.p.m. fluoride).
Cow's milk by itself is inappropriate for infants less than 1 year old. The infant may develop an allergy to dairy products if given cow's milk too early in life. Although cow's milk contains most of the same components as breast milk, these components are not in the same amounts. Cow's milk also lacks the immune factors (antibodies) that help protect infants until their own immune system fully develops.
Commercially prepared formulas may be based on non-fat cow's milk, whey protein, or soy protein. In order to provide a balanced diet for an infant, formulas must be fortified with carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins. The antibodies found in breast milk, however, can never be added to formulas.


Milk is produced in small sac-like glands in the breast. These sacs develop after specific hormones (such as estrogen, progesterone, pituitary prolactin, and placental lactogen) stimulate them, beginning during the second trimester of pregnancy.
The human breast does not store a large volume of milk, as cows do. Suckling stimulates the release of a hormone (prolactin) which stimulates milk production and the release of another hormone (oxytocin). Oxytocin, in turn,stimulates contraction (or the "let-down reflex") of the milk glands. The milk is squeezed out of the milk gland, into the milk ducts, and into the nipple.
At the beginning of the feeding, the milk is bluish and contains lactose and proteins, but little fat; it is called foremilk. The end of the feeding produces hindmilk. The hindmilk contains more fat, the main source of energy for your baby. If breast milk is allowed to sit for half-an-hour after being expressed, the "cream" separates and settles on top of the watery part. This is because human milk isn't homogenized, the process that makes the water and fat portion in milk stay blended.

Some mothers feel a tingling sensation as the milk begins to eject from the breast due to the let-down reflex. The best way to monitor whether this milk-ejection reflex has begun is by watching the sucking and breathing patterns of your baby.
At the start of a feeding, you will notice a pattern: suck, suck, suck, swallow, suck, suck, suck, swallow. This pattern may last up to 30 seconds, but could be longer. As the milk ejection reflex takes over, the pattern may be described as gulping: one swallow, one deep breath, one swallow, one deep breath. This pattern may last for 2 - 4 minutes.
Your baby may want to nurse longer (maybe 15 or 20 minutes) on this breast in order to get more fat from the hindmilk or because your baby needs to fill a need for sucking. Rather than watching the clock to let him nurse 10 minutes on each side, you may want to allow your baby to pull away from the first breast naturally before switching to the other breast.

Your milk supply will be established during the first few days and weeks after the birth of your baby. Nursing early (within the first half-hour), and frequently (on demand, or 8 - 12 times per day), allows you to nurse comfortably and efficiently. It usually takes less than 1 minute for an infant to stimulate the milk ejection reflex. You should feel little discomfort or pain when breast feeding appropriately.
Within 6 - 8 weeks, your milk supply will adjust to your baby's needs. Before that time, your breasts may feel either too full or empty. Frequent, comfortable feedings will maintain your milk supply. Your milk supply will increase or decrease based on your baby's hunger and energetic sucking (milk demand or use). Changes in your milk supply will occur within 1 - 3 days after changes in milk demand or use.


When storing milk for home use, wash your hands before expressing (pumping). Use containers that have been washed in hot, soapy water and rinsed well. Always date the milk before storing it.
Fresh breast milk can be kept at room temperature up to 10 hours, and refrigerated up to 1 week. Frozen milk can be kept in a freezer compartment inside the refrigerator for 2 weeks; in a separate door refrigerator/freezer up to 3 or 4 months; and in a deep freezer at constant 0 degrees for 6 months. Frozen and thawed milk can be refrigerated for up to 9 hours, but it should not be refrozen.

Plastic containers are the best for storing breast milk. For freezing, use small (2 or 3 ounce) containers to avoid the waste of unused portions at the end of the day. Refrigerated milk and frozen milk should be warmed under a stream of warm tap water. Never microwave breast milk -- overheating destroys valuable nutrients and "hot spots" can scald your baby.

saya tak minum TEH

Saya memang tak minum Teh...Teh yang dihasilkan dari daun Teh...Entahlah kenapa.Pada mulanya sebab, emak dan nenek saya kata kena pantang sebab Teh ni 'sejuk' tak elok untuk ibu baru bersalin dan ibu yang menyusukan anak. Bermula dari pantang itulah saya sudah tidak 'tertarik' lagi dengan Teh.

TEH HERBA. Ini nama sahaja 'TEH' tapi tak ada sehelai pun daun teh. TEH HERBA ini guna daun pegaga...
Nampaknya saya perlu buat kajianlah tentang daun TEH ni..apa ya nama saintifik untuk TEH ni???:P
OK i got this from

Just wanna share with all

Ini adalah 'comment' yang saya hantar ke forum SI.

saya nak share sedikit pendapatlah kat sini...kepada ibu2 yg baby baru 2-3 bulan.U all patut guna saat keemasan ini utk kumpul stok...setelah 2 bln direct bf then masuk kerja...awal2 tu susu bnyk kan?so jgn buang masa pamlah sungguh2...dan..kalau susu tak bnyk ..masa2 mcm nilah gunakan sepenuhnya utk bnykkan susu..kerana masih awal lg..kilang masih aktif..saat2 awal ni amat penting utk berjaya dalam dunia penyusuan susu ibu ni.Kalau anda rasa skrg ni susu anda bnyk dan anda leka...nnt anda akan menyesal...masa bnyk nilah kita kena pulun....walaupun stok bertimbun2...pastikan anda masih buat stok jgn sekali2 alpa..jgn terpengaruh dgn mereka yg tidak pernah berjaya dlm dunia penyusuan susu ibu ini.anda mampu melakukannya....
end... those yg pam sekali je kat opis tu saya cadangkan...buatlah dua kali.....masa...inilah pentingnya disiplin diri....saya...kalau tak ada masa korbankan masa rehat saya..tak yah mkn pun tak pe....asalkan saya pam..mkn ni buleh curi2 time...dlm dok kalut2 buleh lg sumbat apa2 mknn masuk mengepam kena ambil masa dan kena tenang.....
dan jaga permakanan...makanlah mknn yg berkhasiat..ok
Picture below is Akif on hari raya

Maintain milk supply

Kebanyakkan kita memang nak 'maintain milk supply'.
Apakah tindakan yang kita perlu ambil untuk memastikan 'milk supply' kita bertahan lama???

Kena rajin.
Kebanyakkan ibu-ibu yang baru melahirkan anak, pada awalnya memang amat berkobar-kobar semangat hendak menyusukan anak tetapi setelah mula bekerja, semangat itu menjadi makin luntur. Pelbagai alasan diberikan...tak sempat laa...sibuk la..dan macam-macam lagi. Jika anda benar-benar ingin berjaya dalam 'dunia penyusuan susu ibu' ini anda perlu rajin dan konsisten. Jangan hanya tahu memberi alasan.

Dari pengalaman saya..Konsisten mengepam adalah salah satu aktiviti penting bagi memastikan penghasilan susu tidak terjejas. Jangan mudah terpengaruh dengan mereka yang tidak bersungguh menyusukan anak. Anda adalah anda..anda bukan mereka.
Saya paling tidak suka mereka yang pandai bercakap tetapi tidak pandai melakukan...'cakap tak serupa bikin'. Orang sebegini patut kita elakkan. Mereka inilah bakal menjerumuskan kita ke lembah kegagalan.

Pelikkan..Untuk menyusukan anak sendiri pun masih ramai ibu- ibu yang memberi alasan.....Alangkah ruginya mereka yang mempunyai anak tetapi tidak menyusukana anak mereka....
Nasihat saya..
Kepada ibu- ibu yang anak masih kecil dalam usia 2-4 bulan..dan berniat ingin menyusukan anak dengan susu ibu sepenuhnya....
Rajin-rajinkanlah diri anda.