There are people who obviously simply love to choose to be negative in any way. These people once said to me: Kenapa nak bersusah-payah bf? kena ikut time waktu pumping. kan ada susu formula. They also scrutinized me by saying: Every pumping session took half-an-hour. You need 2 to 3 sessions the whole working period?
To them, these are my answers : Every baby has their right to be fed with mother's milk. As a mom, you are obliged to sacrifice everything to nurse your baby, unless if there were some complication such as medical related reason. So, the answer is yes - i have to bersusah-payah for this, for the sake of my baby. Yes - i took more than 1 hour of my working time dedicated for pumping session. by doing that doesn't mean i couldn't finish my task on time (i do believe, you too, people, took a lot more than that, doing not-a-work-stuff : smoking break, chit-chatting, surf internet, etc..right?)
Here is something that i found which answered better to those people.
Why Work and Pump??(article found from this link)
By continuing to breastfeed after you return to work, you will:
- Provide the best nutrition for your baby
- Make it possible to keep breastfeeding when you are together
- Keep a special closeness to your baby even when you must be apart
- Save money
- Avoid the health risks associated with formula feeding
- Miss less work, because breastfed babies are sick less
Learning from mistake, i've just started stashing up ebm for Hanie when i got back to work after maternity leave. Previously for Lissa, i didnt hv any stocks left for her. what i pumped during the day would be her supply for the next day at nursery.
From my previous entry, i wrote about the obstacle in breastfeeding (part 1 and part 2), especially facing people who hv very low exposure and knowledge about bf. also some happy moments when i could easily got 8 oz of milk in 1 session (it was very rare to me during bf Lissa).
Now, i already started my stocking up project for Hanie, i've to set in my mind and body that i am a hardworking-pumping mom..hehe
My stock on Friday, May 20th :
My stock by Tuesday, May 24th:
Looking up my colleague aka my Indahria-apartment-mate aka my mentor, mommy nadia, i finally started pumping vigorously ;) really impressed with her stocks, full in the freezer. you are definitely my inspiration, Nadia!! huhu
As for now, my baby, Hanie, does looking chubby and chubbier as day passed by.
|Gigit kang pipi, baru tau! geram|
kuang kuang kuang.. so funny!