Friday, August 26, 2011

My Small Victory

You can breastfeed baby everytime the baby's hungry but they are times when you need to leave the baby (working etc) and that's when expressed milk is needed.

Breastpumping can be as tough as breastfeeding especially in the first few weeks when its hurt and the collection is 1-2ounce per session; very discourageing :( . I bought a medela breastpump thinking the price can make 'milking' easier:). Well it didn't. I gave up pumping after a few weeks. 

After over a month when the milk supply seem steady i gave it another try. Surprise ! surprise! Manage to fill the bottle up to 4ounce! That was very promising.

I put on label and kept it refrigerated.... Smiling:) Do you know a refrigerated expressed breastmilk (EBM) can last up to 8days? Sound eery .. but no worries research has been done tremendously and thousands of babies fed with proper kept ebm were a living proof.

So, yay for my little collection!!

2 comments:

Asna said...

wah..congratulation!!!madela is among the best breast pump + hopital gred..mums always give 5stars for this pump..hehehe...good pump also encourage us to pump...:)..happy pumping n breastfeeding...i will buy madela one day..now,stick to spectra 3 (yang gabak) but really help me tru a year...

Anna said...

Kalau u nak beli pilih madela freestyle. That's what i aim for; less noise; more comfortable;

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