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.
Give your child the freedom of choice

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Birth Control Pill

Boleh rujuk links di atas untuk info.

Breastfeeding Myths



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1. A breastfeeding mother has to be obsessive about what she eats.

Not true! A breastfeeding mother should try to eat a balanced diet, but neither needs to eat any special foods nor avoid certain foods. A breastfeeding mother does not need to drink milk in order to make milk. A breastfeeding mother does not need to avoid spicy foods, garlic, cabbage or alcohol. A breastfeeding mother should eat a normal healthful diet. Although there are situations when something the mother eats may affect the baby, this is unusual. Most commonly, "colic", "gassiness" and crying can be improved by changing breastfeeding techniques, rather than changing the mother's diet. (Handout #2 Colic in the breastfed baby).

2. A breastfeeding mother has to eat more in order to make enough milk.

Not true! Women on even very low calorie diets usually make enough milk, at least until the mother's calorie intake becomes critically low for a prolonged period of time. Generally, the baby will get what he needs. Some women worry that if they eat poorly for a few days this also will affect their milk. There is no need for concern. Such variations will not affect milk supply or quality. It is commonly said that women need to eat 500 extra calories a day in order to breastfeed. This is not true. Some women do eat more when they breastfeed, but others do not, and some even eat less, without any harm done to the mother or baby or the milk supply. The mother should eat a balanced diet dictated by her appetite. Rules about eating just make breastfeeding unnecessarily complicated.

3. A breastfeeding mother has to drink lots of fluids.

Not true! The mother should drink according to her thirst. Some mothers feel they are thirsty all the time, but many others do not drink more than usual. The mother's body knows if she needs more fluids, and tells her by making her feel thirsty. Do not believe that you have to drink at least a certain number of glasses a day. Rules about drinking just make breastfeeding unnecessarily complicated.

4. A mother who smokes is better not to breastfeed.

Not true! A mother who cannot stop smoking should breastfeed. Breastfeeding has been shown to decrease the negative effects of cigarette smoke on the baby's lungs, for example. Breastfeeding confers great health benefits on both mother and baby. It would be better if the mother not smoke, but if she cannot stop or cut down, then it is better she smoke and breastfeed than smoke and formula feed.
5. A mother should not drink alcohol while breastfeeding.

Not true! Reasonable alcohol intake should not be discouraged at all. As is the case with most drugs, very little alcohol comes out in the milk. The mother can take some alcohol and continue breastfeeding as she normally does. Prohibiting alcohol is another way we make life unnecessarily restrictive for nursing mothers.

6. A mother who bleeds from her nipples should not breastfeed.

Not true! Though blood makes the baby spit up more, and the blood may even show up in his bowel movements, this is not a reason to stop breastfeeding the baby. Nipples that are painful and bleeding are not worse than nipples that are painful and not bleeding. It is the pain the mother is having that is the problem. This nipple pain can often be helped considerably. Get help. (Handout #3 Sore Nipples and #3b Treatments for Sore Nipples and Sore Breasts). Sometimes mothers have bleeding from the nipples that is obviously coming from inside the breast and is not usually associated with pain. This often occurs in the first few days after birth and settles within a few days. The mother should not stop breastfeeding for this. If bleeding does not stop soon, the source of the problem needs to be investigated, but the mother should keep breastfeeding.

7. A woman who has had breast augmentation surgery cannot breastfeed.

Not true! Most do very well. There is no evidence that breastfeeding with silicone implants is harmful to the baby. Occasionally this operation is done through the areola. These women do have often have problems with milk supply, as does any woman who has an incision around the areolar line.

8. A woman who has had breast reduction surgery cannot breastfeed.

Not true! Breast reduction surgery does decrease the mother's capacity to produce milk, but since many mothers produce more than enough milk, some mothers who have had breast reduction surgery sometimes can breastfeed exclusively. In such a situation, the establishment of breastfeeding should be done with special care to the principles mentioned in the handout #1 Breastfeeding\Starting Out Right. However, if the mother seems not to produce enough, she can still breastfeed, supplementing with a lactation aid (so that artificial nipples do not interfere with breastfeeding)
9. Premature babies need to learn to take bottles before they can start breastfeeding.

Not true! Premature babies are less stressed by breastfeeding than by bottle feeding. A baby as small as 1200 grams and even smaller can start at the breast as soon as he is stable, though he may not latch on for several weeks. Still, he is learning and he is being held which is important for his wellbeing and his mother's. Actually, weight or gestational age do not matter as much as the baby's readiness to suck, as determined by his making sucking movements. There is no more reason to give bottles to premature babies than to full term babies. When supplementation is truly required there are ways to supplement without using artificial nipples.

10. Babies with cleft lip and/or palate cannot breastfeed.

Not true! Some do very well. Babies with a cleft lip only usually manage fine. But many babies with cleft palate do indeed find it impossible to latch on. There is no doubt, however, that if breastfeeding is not even tried, for sure the baby wonft breastfeed. The baby's ability to breastfeed does not always seem to depend on the severity of the cleft. Breastfeeding should be started, as much as possible, using the principles of proper establishment of breastfeeding. (Handout #1 Breastfeeding\Starting Out Right). If bottles are given, they will undermine the baby's ability to breastfeed. If the baby needs to be fed, but is not latching on, a cup can and should be used in preference to a bottle. Finger feeding occasionally is successful in babies with cleft lip/palate, but not usually.
11. Women with small breasts produce less milk than those with large breasts.


12. Breastfeeding does not provide any protection against becoming pregnant.

Not true! It is not a foolproof method, but no method is. In fact, breastfeeding is not a bad method of child spacing, and gives reliable protection especially during the first six months after birth. It almost as good as the pill if the baby is under six months of age, if breastfeeding is exclusive, and if the mother has not yet had a normal menstrual period after giving birth. After the first six months, the protection is less, but still present, and on average, women breastfeeding into the second year of life will have a baby every two to three years even without any artificial method of contraception.

13. Breastfeeding women cannot take the birth control pill.

Not true! The question is not exposure to female hormones, to which the baby is exposed anyway through breastfeeding. The baby gets only a tiny bit more from the pill. However, some women who take the pill, even the progestin only pill, find that their milk supply decreases. Estrogen containing pills are more likely to decrease the milk supply. Because so many women produce more than enough, this often does not matter, but sometimes it does even in the presence of an abundant supply, and the baby becomes fussy and is not satisfied by nursing. Babies respond to rate of flow of milk, not what's "in the breast", so that even a very good milk supply may seem to cause the baby who is used to faster flow to be fussy. Stopping the pill often brings things back to normal. If possible, women who are breastfeeding should avoid the pill, or at least wait until the baby is taking other foods (usually around 6 months of age). Even if the baby is older, the milk supply may decrease significantly. If the pill must be used, it is preferable to use the progestin only pill (without estrogen).

14. Breastfeeding babies need other types of milk after 6 months.

Not true! Breastmilk gives the baby everything there is in other milks and more. Babies older than six months should be started on solids mainly so that they learn how to eat and so that they begin to get another source of iron, which by 7-9 months, is not supplied in sufficient quantities from breastmilk alone. Thus cow's milk or formula will not be necessary as long as the baby is breastfeeding. However, if the mother wishes to give milk after 6 months, there is no reason that the baby cannot get cow's milk, as long as the baby is still breastfeeding a few times a day, and is also getting a wide variety of solid foods in more than minimal amounts. Most babies older than six months who have never had formula will not accept it because of the taste.

Daun Yang Liar Tapi Berkhasiat

Ini gambar tumbuhan liar yang nenek saya kata amat mujarab bagi mereka yang ingin menambahkan susu badan.

Nenek saya kata kalau org baru bersalin lambat keluar susu dia akan bagi makan pucuk daun ini dibuat ulam.

Nama daun ni saya lupa...Nanti balik raya la tanya....

Tumbuhan ini tumbuh liar. Namanya ada 'something' lemak...Arghh tak ingat...or lemak 'something'


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Posisi Menyusukan

posisi susuDapat dari forwarded Email

Family Planning - Kaedah Kalendar

kaedah kalendar sesuai digunakan utk wanita yg mempunyai kitar haid yg tetap samada 26-30 cycles atau 32-36 cycles.

dlm kaedah ini kita kena kenalpasti waktu subur kita.

cuba lihat blk kitar haid kita dlm masa 4 -6 bulan lepas.

kenalpasti kitarhaid yg terpanjang (cth 30 hari) dan kitar haid terpendek (cth 26 hari) dlm masa 4 -6 bulan tersebut.

kitar haid terpendek (26) - 14 = 12
kitar haid terpanjang (30) -10 = 20

Jadi antara hari ke 12 hingga hari ke 20 dlm kitar haid anda dikira waktu subur dan precautions kena diambil utk mengelakkan pregnancy (cth kondom atau abstinence)

kitar haid dikira bermula hari pertama haid anda pada bulan ini hinggalah hari sbl dtgnya haid bulan depan.

satu lg kaedah kalendar yg boleh diaplikasikan, katakan kitar haid anda ialah 29-30 hari, so ambik 29 - 14 = 15.15 ini dikira waktu ovulasi.jadi kondom atau abstinence haruslah dilakukan /guna 5 hari sblm dan 5 hari selepas hari ke 15.

ini kerana ovum boleh hidup (viable) selama 3 hari tanpa disenyawakan dan kemudian akan mati dan bersedia utk stimulate next kitar haid...dan sperma pula viable dlm rahim selama 24-36 jam.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Menambahkan Susu


  • LONGAN KERING direbus dan minum airnya
  • MADU
  • FENUGREEK/HALBA direbus minum air atau dikisar
  • SOYA
  • SAWI




  • OMEGA 3

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Antara Soalan Lazim

Ini adalah antara yang saya dapat melalui internet dan pembacaan.

"Anak saya ntiasa menyusu/kerap menyusu, adakah susu saya tidak mencukupi?"

Susu manusia (jika dibandingkan dengan susu lembu) adalah lebih mudah dihadam. Jangka masa antara satu penyusuan dengan penyusuan yang lain adalah dalam tempoh satu setengah jam hingga 3 jam. Bayi anda juga perlu disendawakan , jadi dia boleh minum dengan lebih banyak.

  • Jika bayi berat bayi anda bertambah bermakna dia mendapat susu yang mecukupi.
  • Jika dalam tempoh 24 lampin bayi anda basah 6-8 kali (membuang air kecil), dia Insya Allah mendapat susu secukupnya
  • Sendawakan dia apabila dia mula memperlahankan hisapannya, dengan cara ini dapat mengejutkan dia dari tidur dan dia akan bangun untuk minum sehingga kenyang.

"Perah/pam tapi susu tak keluar, saya tak ada susu ke"

Memerah dan mengepam memerlukan teknik dan tidak setanding dengan hisapan seorang bayi. Apa yang anda dapat pada kali pertama memerah/mengepam adalah bukan menunjukkan kuantiti sebenar susu anda

  • Perahan tangan dan megepam memerlukan latihan untuk anda menguasainya.Kerapkan berlatih
  • Mandi air suam ataupun tuam dgn tuala yang dibasahkan denan air suam selama 10 minit sebelum mula memerah.
  • Urut payudara anda sebelum memerah
  • Guna 'breast pump' yang berkualiti.

"My nipples are sore all the way through the feeding. What can I do?"

Nipple-chewing caused by improper positioning of the baby can cause nipple pain for the duration of the feeding.

  • Reposition your baby.
  • Make sure your baby is facing your breast, with his/her tummy facing your tummy with the initial latch-on. Bring your baby close to you very quickly before their mouth closes.
  • Be certain you are holding your breast behind the areola.
  • Wait for your baby to open his/her mouth wide, then quickly pull him in close.
  • If the pain continues, remove your baby from your breast and reposition.
  • Consult a Lactation Consultant or your physician for support and advice.

"Should I wash my breasts before each nursing?"

No, a daily shower is adequate, but avoid using soap on your breasts. Always wash your hands before feeding or expressing your milk, whether by hand or with a breast pump.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Mother's Diet and Bbaby's Brain Development


Sila rujuk link di atas untuk informasi mengenai pengaruh diet ibu dan perkembangan minda bayi yang disusukan.

Sedikit info tentang link di atas:

  • Memberikan informasi tentang kepentingan DHA kepada perkembangan minda bayi
  • Memberikan penjelasan tentang kandungan DHA dalam susu ibu.
  • Menjelaskan pengaruh diet ibu kepada IQ bayi.