This is a discussion on EDD June 2012 Mummies within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by catflying Jenni according to Science, the one affecting the gender is your husband chromosomes. dont't let your ...
Even not married a muslim... as he like you still can take off his surname. Now girls & boys are equally good. In the olden days .. they believe that boys can work & earn more $. Look at those PSLE students who are having flying grades.. they are all GIRLS....
Feeling sleepy now. Want to ask June EDD mummies whether you can sleep through the night without waking up? Nowadays I kept waking up 2 - 3 times to change position of sleep. I read online that it could be due to body not comfortable which caused me to wake up to change the position. What position are you sleeping now, which can "tahan" through the night ? I like to sleep flat on my back.
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i m also a June mummy...anyone start to but the baby stuff now?
not yet. waiting for this month expo sales. hehe..
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I am not sleeping well either. Nowadays I try to sleep on my left but ends up flat on my back or woke up several times in the night to re-adjust my position. My baby head is on the right so when i incline to my right, she will kick me! Grrhh. Going to test out the body pillow i bought online. Hope it helps.
A maternity pillow doesn't help.. It's just a normal pillow actually. Even if it helps.. Usually it's a while only.. When you reach 3rd trimester (*when you need support the most) you will find that those body pillows/maternity pillow are a wasted of $ .
What you have to do is .. Do frequently arms stretching to improve your blood circulation before sleeping.
Lift your both hands straight up stretch .. Do 10sets. While sleeping rest your body supported by pillows.
At least a 6 pillows you need.. 2 to lift up your legs , 1 for your head, 2 for your back & buttocks. 1 pillow to be put between your legs .. If your tummy is very big.. Use a small pillow to put under your tummy.. (* let baby rest on that little pillow).
Hunting for breast pumps. Any recommendations and is it necessary? I plan to breast feed if possible
you dont't need a pump to breastfeed. Maybe you want to try to latch on your baby for the 1st month. Then after 1st month..you decide if you want to continue or not. Or else your pump will be a waste !!
Actually it's not wherther how good a pump is.. It's about how positive a mum is to breastfeeding. If you are very relax.. Milk will flow very well.. N will supply will be more... A simple hand pump will be nice already. Some mummies who invested on very expensive pumps end up complaining that they have not much supply also.
If you are at home best for you to latch your baby for the 1st month. (*full breastfeeding no use of bottle at all) benefits of doing full BF, you can take this time to bond with your baby.
*But of cos" BF is not easy.. You got to be very positive & determine if you really want to bf. Visit a lactation officer (*before you delivery), attend prenatal class on BF, read books on Bf. By all these, you will be quite confident when you really want to do it.
you will be hearing some mummies saying that there are no enough milk supply sometimes but no.. All mummies has enough supply for the baby it really depends how "hardworking" you r. Some will say best you get a pump standby just in case you having breast engorgement .. This happen not because you have too much milk that you need to pump.
Its because of poor latching & no frequent feeding that's why. Sore nipples are not the cause of frequent feeding... It's cause of poor latching.
So after all.. What is suggest that .. Visit a lactation officer , she will teach you a proper latching. Get your mindset right,positive enough to BF. Try for the 1st month and see how it goes before buying a pump!
Or else end up you waste the $. Some mummies got very exp pumps but no self determination.. How exp a pump will never help!
you can get a book " successful breastfeeding" written by sister Kang (senior lactation from Mount A). This book is quite useless I think personally. you can get from bookstore or directly from Mount A.
does anyone know if baby hypermart has any upcoming sale? where do you do your baby shopping??
do not forget that a newborn needs to learn how to latch properly too. BF is not as easy as it sounds in the books/notes. lots of problems can occur throughout a mom's BF journey that disallows her from BF, like complications after birth resulting in the need for medication that affects breastmilk supply, etc. and yes, it is possible for a mom to have low milk supply despite having a positive mindset, proper latching, etc. every human body is different, so there are unfortunate mummies who wants to BF very badly but yet have no supply. also possible for a mom to have engorged breasts due to too much supply, even though baby is latching well. its just like how a non-pregnant mom can also BF if she takes medication to induce supply.
i believe a breast pump is still essential. because if your baby doesn't learn to latch properly (latching is a LEARNED skill for both mother and child), at least you can express your milk and feed baby via bottle to keep the supply up. it also helps if your nipples are not properly prepared for BF and it becomes sore and cracked during feeding and you need relief. if baby doesn't empty the breast during a feed, a breast pump can help too. some babies suckle on very long but do not empty out the breast and as long as the breasts are not totally emptied, supply will be affected. a breast pump can also extract the hindmilk if baby doesn't fully extract it.
the only thing to consider about breast pumps is your budget, your time constraints. if you're a stay at home mom, a simple manual pump can work just as well as an expensive $1k electric pump. its also good to learn breast massage techniques, hand-expressing techniques and if you're engaging a malay massage lady, most of them do breast massages to help stimulate flow and relief engorgement.
how to prepare for BF? be open-minded, predict all sorts of problems so that you intervene them before it actually happens, and use a good nipple cream daily when you are nearing your due date to prepare your nipples for the constant suckling and latching.
i am not an expert but i read all the posts on BF here, had a lot of qtns based on what is shared and cleared my doubts with my lactation consultion and sister In law nurse who is still fully-BF her 1.5year old son.
good luck to all moms.
i do most of my baby shopping from various department stores (taka, isetan, metro) during their store sales or speciality stores like kiddy palace, tom & stefanie, mothercare, moms & babes. walk around and compare prices before you commit to a purchase. i manage to buy all my baby stuff at sale prices, from clothes to stroller to bottles.
wow..thanks for sharing wondershine! was on an impulse last weekend during the babyfair to get an electrical breast pump, but was really hesitant. What you say is true, i might not need it at the end..i will need to learn and understand more about breastfeeding. Hope to give the best to my precious!