Are any of you exercise freaks before this pregnancy? I used to run every 2 days and gym too and now due to sickness and cramping, I had to stop. Do you know if I can go back to running in tri 2?
|The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)By Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Teresa Pitman|
I've also been asking around my friends who gave birth these few years. According to them, those who successfully breastfeed or express milk the longest eg. 1 year use breast pump brands Medela or Ameda.
Just to share some info I found out about these two brands of breast pumps. Both are good, but Ameda is much lower in price. Also, Ameda is what they call a 'closed system' - which means the breast milk expressed will never enter the pump motor or backflow into the tubes connected to pump motor. But Medela, although it has excellent technology, is not a closed system. Which means some mums have reported mould or old dried bits of milk in the tubes and where the pump motor is!
Just my input, since I'm researching into this area now.
I found that Breastfeeding Mothers' Support Group in Singapore sells nursing equipment and accessories at a good price. Even if you join as a member, the price is quite good. I might buy the Ameda Lactaline from them and join their membership - also so I can get some support when I start breastfeeding in future.
Breastfeeding Mothers' Support Group (Singapore) - Nursing Products Pricing
OTHER BOOKS WE CAN READ
Also, now that we're into our 2nd trimester, one of the top tips given by a young a mum which I have found useful is this - she regretted reading a lot about pregnancy and not enough about how to care for the infant once he/she is born. The books she bought were 90% about pregnancy, and 10% on caring for an infant.
So... it's best to read up now before the craziness begins when the child is born
Haha, I'm just starting now. Other books I'm reading is Baby Wise by Gary Ezzo, as well as The Happiest Baby On The Block by Harvey Md Karp. Oh, and I found out that What to Expect: The First Year by Heidi Murkoff is a classic. You can buy these books cheaply on Online Book Store | Buy Books with Singapore's Lowest Prices - Fishpond.com.sg, free shipping internationally and lower in price than most local bookstores. This is where i usually buy my books.
Do share your resources, ladies!
do u have any recommendation for jamu massage lady?Have you ladies booked your confinement nanny and jamu massage lady yet?
Thanks ynove!!Hi sVal,
Glad to hear that risk is not high. We're keeping our fingers crossed for your baby!