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Happy Birthday Darwisy - One Year Old

Happy Birthday....Happy Birthday....Happy Birthday Ahmad Darwisy Ajad.... Umi's baked the cake speacial for Darwisy....
Alhamdulilah today Ahmad Darwisy Ajad is One Year old I never imagined I would be able to breastfeed my second baby without supplementing him with formula. Before my delivery, I read a lot about breastfeeding and definitely sure that I will breastfeed him. I had a pretty bad start with breastfeeding. I had sore nipples for 2 weeks and could not breastfeed him directly because it was so painful. I had to pump milk for him every feeding. Despite the problem I never bought infant formulas for my son not know why, I never thought of buying one at that time. My husband and my mother were against the formula. I did give up but my family was there to support me to continue breastfeed my baby. Two weeks before going back to work, I was thinking of starting to give him formula but I could not bear myself to see him drinking milk other than mine. I did buy an infant formula though. But my best friends insisted that I continue breastfeeding and not supplement my baby with formula. She had bad experience with formula feeding since her first child was fully bottle-fed and encountered several health problems such as asthma and allergy. At that moment, I searched for information about working and breastfeeding and read a lot about it. Let me share with you my journey towards my success as a breastfeeding working mom. Two weeks before going back to work: • Teach baby to drink expressed breast milk (EBM) in a bottle. Try different types of teats if baby keeps refusing the bottle. You can also try to cup feed your baby. Or in worse case scenario to spoon-feed him. • Let the father or someone else feed the baby with the bottle. Baby can sense that mother is still at home, so try not to be at home for a few hours to train the baby. • To prepare EBM stock for at least 10 to 20 bottles. This is to avoid panic in case the baby is going through growth spurts and you cannot meet his demand. Prepare 3 to 4 ounces for each bottle so that you will not waste your milk if the baby does not finish the whole bottle. You can also prepare 1 to 2 ounces in a few bottles for his snack. • To nurse her more often to maintain your milk supply. • To make sure you have a good pump to be used when at work. • To talk to your superior about your desire to have time for several pumping sessions at work. My routine after going back to work I had an easier start since I have experience before. I had easier pumping session since I was using double pump (Spectra 3) · 6.30 a.m Baby wakes up. Nurse him · 8.30 a.m Nurse baby again before going off to work (Luck my baby darwisy nursery nearby at my working office area) · 11.30 a.m First pumping session. Able to pump 10 to 12 oz. · 1.00 pm Go to nursery nurse him · 3.30 p.m Second pumping session. Able to pump 8 to 10 oz. · 6.00 p.m reached home and nurse him straight away. That all I can share my journey BF my baby Darwisy. I think that the best gift that i would give to my beloved baby Darwisy. Happy Birthday Darwisy…May Allah Bless you always. With love, Umi,Abah and Kakak Alia P/s My dearest hubby a million thanks for your support and understanding me during my journey of BF time.