Info sharing for mommies and mommies-to-be.
Please take note yang di awal kelahiran, susu ibu yang berwarna putih tu memang belum ada lagi. Yang ada ialah kolostrum dan amount kolostrum ni memang sedikit, sesuai dengan kapasiti perut baby kita yang baru lahir tu. So, jangan risau-risau sangat, just keep on breastfeed your baby.
Kebiasaannya, bermula hari ketiga, breast akan mulai terasa penuh (full/engorged). Susukan baby ikut demand baby, bukan ikut demand/jadual kita. Breastfeed baby sampai breast rasa kosong/drained. Kalau ikut pengalaman saya dengan Icha dulu, Icha akan stop menyusu once dia kenyang. Samada dia palinkan muka dia or dia tertidur dengan nipple kat dalam mulut comel.
Belajar dan praktikkan teknik latching/lekapan yang betul untuk elak nipple daripada melecet. Tapi, for new mommies, it is totally normal. Al maklum baru-baru lagi.. belum pandai 😉
Okeh. Nant kita cerita lagi dalam entry yang lain.
|Time||Milk||The baby||You (Mom)|
|Birth||Your body makes colostrum (a rich, thick, yellowish milk) in small amounts. It gives your baby a healthy dose of early protection against diseases.||Will probably be awake in the first hour after birth. This is a good time to breastfeed your baby.||You will be tired and excited.|
|First 12-24 hours||Your baby will drink about 1 teaspoon of colostrum at each feeding. You may or may not see the colostrum, but it has what the baby needs and in the right amount.||It is normal for the baby to sleep heavily. Labor and delivery are hard work! Some babies like to nuzzle and may be too sleepy to latch well at first. Feedings may be short and disorganized. As your baby wakes up, take advantage of your baby’s strong instinct to suck and feed every 1-2 hours. Many babies like to eat or lick, pause, savor, doze, then eat again.||You will be tired, too. Be sure to rest.|
|Next 3-5 days||Your white milk comes in. It is normal for it to have a yellow or golden tint first. Talk to a doctor and lactation consultant if your milk is not yet in.||Your baby will feed a lot (this helps your breasts make plenty of milk), at least 8-12 times or more in 24 hours. Very young breastfed babies don’t eat on a schedule. Because breast milk is more easily digested than formula, breastfed babies eat more often than formula-fed babies. It is okay if your baby eats every 2-3 hours for several hours, then sleeps for 3-4 hours. Feedings may take about 15-20 minutes on each side. The baby’s sucking rhythm will be slow and long. You might hear gulping.||Your breasts may feel full and leak. (You can use disposable or cloth pads in your bra to help with leaking.)|
|The first 4-6 weeks||White breast milk continues.||Your baby will likely be better at breastfeeding and have a larger stomach to hold more milk. Feedings may take less time and will be farther apart.||Your body gets used to breastfeeding so your breasts will be softer and the leaking may slow down.|