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Things Moms Should Do To Have Better Breast Milk

Hi, there! As a new mom again for the third times, I couldn't help myself from not talking about babies and babies. After my third son got jaundice on his first days of life, I realize that better breast milk is very important. Yes, every mom knows but not every mom succeed in breast feeding, including myself. Learning from my mistakes, I found some ways to make my breast milk abundant. Well, not that abundant, but better in quantity and, I hope and pray, in quality.If only every baby were born with a manual book, I would follow the rule. But, unfortunately there isn't such a book. So, I follow the traditions and what the experts say. Here are some ways to get better breast milk based on my experience.Get Enough SleepIt is really true. When you have a baby, get enough sleep. Not only during the night but also during the day. The words 'Baby sleeps, mom sleeps' is 100% correct. When I didn't have enough sleep, I found my breasts were weak and produced less milk. An…

Pigeon Manual Breast Pump

Disclosure: This is not a paid post. All opinions are based on my experience only. In my previous post I talked about my 3rd baby's jaundice. Along with that horrible story there left another experience: breast pumping. Since I have my first baby I never thought I would do breast pumping as I am a SAHM and I thought that any SAHM would never need any tool like this.The truth is I was wrong. Any mom in this world may need this kind of thing: breast pump.As my baby had to stay at the hospital underwent several phototherapy, the nurse told me to pump my breasts and brought the milk every morning.
"The baby needs at least 100 cc once every hour," she said.
I was shocked. It seemed so impossible for me. It meant that I needed to produce 2,4 litre of milk a day. Kind of too much for me. Could I do that? I was confused. I couldn't hand-pump my breasts. I tried but there was only a little amount of milk. I started to panic.I knew I could produce some breast milk while my bab…

Jaundice, After 7 Years

"He's so adorable," said my husband. I smiled and looked at that sleeping little guy. "I bet you enjoy raising a baby this time," I said to my husband. Yes, after 7 years we have a baby again. And unlike the first and the second baby, our third baby was born in a different condition. This time we have settled and have a better living. I see that my husband really can enjoy raising his third son. It's shown on how he holds the baby with his hands. He is more confidence now! LOL. This third baby, we named him Digdaya, looks like our second son. Digdaya means 'strong' and this baby is strong indeed. What's so special having a baby again after 7 years? Both my husband and I look younger by having this baby. How come? People who don't really know us thought that Digdaya is our first baby. Even the doctor. LOL again. However, that 7 years also gives us something to learn: how to raise a baby. Both of us agree to confess that we have forg…

I Missed My Wedding Anniversary And This Is What Happened

This night, minutes after midnight, my second son woke me up. He felt not so well from the evening and this night he vomitted. I looked after him for some time. I rubbed his back and belly with cajuputi oil to make him warm.

I touched his forehead, alhamdulillah, he was better, his body temperature was lower than before. Earlier, he was 37.8°C and his body was hot so I gave him paracetamol.
He said he felt okay and I asked him to go back to sleep.

After my son fell asleep, I checked my cell phone and realizing one thing: it is already 7th July. Oh, I missed my 6th July for the first time. I almost can't believe it. I forgot to remember my wedding anniversary!

Related article: Ten Years of Togetherness

At the beginning of July I proclaimed myself to remember that special day. I don't have any specific plan to commemorate the day. I just want to throw back to the sweet memory of my wedding on my own. Just a pray for my husband and me. But, I really forgot the day! Is it real…

My Siblings And I

It's the three of us. Yes, we are siblings. I'm the middle child. I have an elder sister and a younger brother. Both of them live close to our mom in Jogja. My Sister
It's so funny to remember our childhood. We were, actually, not good siblings. I seemed to always had arguments and fights with my sister. I didn't like her and I think that she didn't like me either. It's understandable as she's only 2 years older than me. My sister and I shared the same room for years. We had a big table in our room for us to study. It was the only thing, I guess, that we agreed to share. The rest were things that we called 'mine' and 'yours'. The next funny thing is I missed my sister once after she left home for college. She had to stay in Solo for her bachelor degree. She returned home once a month or so and that made me felt lonely. Then I started to miss her. And the feeling got bigger when she got married. My sister is a tough person. She lives with…