This is a discussion on Successfully Breast feed for 6 mths! within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; Originally Posted by cocraze Congrats and keep it up !!! My current experience like your first baby. gave up after ...
congrats and well done
kudos to all breastfeeding mummies..
I'm still hanging on to meet the one year mark in Jun too!
sharonyi66: Dr. Frances Chua is her pediatrician name. dont't find her very good, like very this-interested in the concerns/questions we have. What's your pediatrician name and how's your pediatrician?
allycat: yeap, that's what i'm hoping to. not so keen in giving her FM, would like to BF as long as i can.
You might wanna change pediatrician since you dont find her good?
Mine is Doc Kumu (dont know how to spell her name, think there shld be only 1 Doc Kumu is PCC).
At 1st, I dont feel really comfortable with an Indian doc as I'm afraid we can't really communicate with her becoz every check up my mother in law will go with me so mother in law will be the 1 to tell doc about Inez progess since she's the 1 looking after her when I'm at work and mother in law doesn't speak nor understand English.
I told the nurse about my worries but she assured me that Doc Kumu is 1 of the most friendly pediatrician in PCC and becoz of the specific date I wanted, I left with no choice but to 'take' her as Inez's pediatrician.
During the 1st visit to her, I can tell you, my impression towards her totally changed. She's really friendly and make you feel comfortable with her. As it was Inez 1st jab and it's also my 1st time in taking 6in1 (5yrs back only got 5in1), she explained what is inside the 6in1 till very details. Becoz I also wanted to let Inez take the Prevenar jab but not comfortable in taking 2 jabs on the same day coz Inez is only 2 months old that time and I'm worry the jabs will be 'too much' for her.
Seeing my worries, instead of keep telling is 'ok' and 'normal' for babies to take 2 jabs on the same day, she postponed the Prevenar jab till Inez was 4 months old. (although after that Inez still gotto take 2 jabs on the same day but at least she's 'big' enuff to endure the 2 jabs - that's my thinking ..LOL)
During the consultation, she won't rush me. She spend time playing with Inez and instead of me keep asking questions to her, she's the 1 who keep throwing questions to me and show alot of concerns towards Inez especially after telling her Inez's poos problem.
Got once, I brough Inez for a back scan and after the scan I supposed to see Doc Kumu for the explanation of the result. By right I will be charged for the consultation fees but she didn't charged me at all.
When Fayth was down with runny nose or cough, instead of going to our neighbourhood pediatrician, I brought her back to KK too.
*forgot to add: my mother in law like this pediatrician too... and this pediatrician can speak hokkien and she also understand simple mandarin.
Hope all the mummies here bf your baby as long as possible. My breast officially closed factory few days ago when my baby turns 4 month old...super guilty for not being able to meet the 6 mths mark
Last edited by sufeit0115; 22-03-2010 at 06:14 PM.
Hi mommies, I have been breastfeeding my baby for the past 3 months and I would like to breastfeed baby for as long as possible. However, I notice that my milk supply have drop since last week as baby and I have been trying to trial run the possible routine when I get back to work.
Currently, I did not breastfeed baby from 8 am to 7 pm. (working hours) and baby is given ebm. Apart from this time, I latch baby for his 7 pm, 9 pm, 2 am, 4am, 6 am and 8 am feed. I am pumping 3 times daily. once in the morning (7am), once in the evening (11pm) and once at 3 pm (in office) . The amount of ebm yield varies from 140ml to 80 ml and my breasts no longer feel full these days. In the past I used to be able to express close to 200ml for each pumping session. Now Iím worry that I will not have enough milk to feed baby if my ebm yield drops further.
Do I need to increase the number of pumps at work?
will my breast milk suddenly disappear?
I will be going back to back this week. L
dont't get stressed ya. stress kills milk supply. tell yourself you will make it, and resolve to pump more often.
when you return to work, make sure you drink enough fluid while at work too.
have you stockpiled up some EBM?
i note your baby still wakes up every 2h through the nite for feeds. hmm....you may want to try to 'train' your baby to sleep for a longer stretch at night by trying to drag his time till the next feed. otherwise you will be very tired when you return to work and still have to keep up wit the night feeds. rest more and take good care of yourself ya. you also need rest and good health to produce more milk.
Tandem nursing 31mo Korkor and 10mo Didi!
The drop in supply is affected by both stress and rest, which I think you are having now.
Dont give up on breastfeeding and persist to the very last drop!! 加油！
I so agree it's the bonding we share while feeding them.. I love he bond shared btween me n son.. My role model is my sister In law who's still latching on her 5 plus old daughter!
I used to be obsessed with the output i am producing that i find myself more stressed up about the amounts i am yielding - i've learnt to relax and just pump & pump; count another day (aha). Before i went back to work, i learnt from other mummies that supply will somehow dip after returning to work so i was abit KS and stockpile 15L in the freezer. I still tell myself to try and replace the amounts she's drinking from the freezer.
The important thing i guess is to continue despite whatever comes. 10ML pumped is still 10ML more of breast milk --> that's my thinking
Congratulations to all breastfeeding mothers! You all are my inspiration and goal. I'm going to deliver in end of May and will try to BF at least for 6 months.
I've been reading up a lot, but lots of my colleagues either turn to FM or stop BF after returning to work. I'm supposed to take 3 months of maternity leave (instead of 4) coz of my hectic work schedule lined up. It's going to be a daunting task for me, even my own mother told me she tried but did not manage to successfully BF me. Wish me luck!
I gone back to work last Dec and till now, I will still pump at least 1 time in office. Reading up, knowing more knowledge before hand can help you alot and also get you prepare what to expect.
If in any time during breastfeeding that shld you feel you'r in
lost, no confident or feel like giving up, always come back here as all mummies here are very understanding and supportive.
Good luck and 加油!
Good luck dear!!