Saturday, September 4, 2010

Comfort Nursing

Yo, friends!

I've been worrying about this "comfort nursing" habit that Fifi has been doing since she was around 4-5 months. She needs to nurse at each nap time during the day and to sleep at night. She never latch all night long or lama2 though. So far, I believe she never falls asleep at breasts as well. She always stops after she feels that she can already fall asleep. Memang just in time, dia stop, insyaAllah. If she wakes up every 1/2 an hour ke apa at night just to nurse sikit2 (bukan betul2 minum susu), that means she has tummy ache. I just give her gripe water, usually she will fall right back to sleep.

Maka, I am worried that she can't fall asleep without having to nurse. Sampai bila kan? Biasala, ada sesetengah golongan selalu advice jgn buat. Nanti blablablabla. Banyak blas. T___T. I did some readings over the Internet. There's a lot of opinions around this matter. Sukati anda la nak ikut yang mana satu.

I like this article from kellymom.com (http://www.kellymom.com/parenting/sleep/comfortnursing.html). It explains that there's nothing wrong with comfort nursing, that it is normal, that it is a great God's invention. Mudah kan? Anak nangis, tak tentu arah ke apa, just breastfeed her/him and everything is done. The bodies know what to do. I feel a bit relieved after reading it.

Ok sudah lega.

Mari cerita satu problem. 1Malaysia, 1Problem. Eekeke. Since she wants to nurse to sleep, it is a HUGE problem when she's already full and then wants to sleep. Faham tak? HUGE yang mencabar kesabaran seorang ibu. Aku memang bukan seorang yang penyabar. I think you already know that. Hehe. 

Let say, setengah jam to sejam before, she sudah minum2 sampai susut, tapi tak tido, nak main2, tapi ngantuk tapi nak main2. Faham? Then, dah boring, dia akan menunjukkan tanda2 ngantuk. Pastu nak nurse, tapi perut penuh. Hah! This is when the problem occurs. Urgh! Banyak cara untuk kasi tidur. I haven't figured out any one that truly works. It changes from time to time. Antara caranya (This is after dia nurse kejap, pastu turns away):
  1. Zikir sambil tepuk2 bontot.
  2. Peluk dekat2 dengan badan, tepuk2 bontot, cakap2 sikit. Nasihat la konon :P. Sila nasihat anak anda, bila dia tengah ralit2 nak tido. Or if dia still bgn malam to nurse, bisik2 la slow2 kat telinga dia. Sometimes, it works. Mereka seakan2 mendengar butiran kata2 tu.
  3. Dukung mcm masa baby2 dulu and rock. 
  4. Biar nangis/mengaruk, nanti terlelap sendiri (Cara ini memang kena tahan perasaan dan setelah semua cara di atas tak jadi. Dan cara ini juga tak selalu menjadik. Kalau tak jadi, sila pk cara lain. Ekekeke)
  5. Cara2 lain. :P

Now, do you know why I am still awake at this hour? Yes, because she just did it. Kekeke. Tu la orang suh tido awal tadi taknak. Kan dah kena marah? Mommy is NOT sorry at all ok Fifi? NOT AT ALL!

Orait dah habes. Semoga Fifi bahagia. Dan semoga aku bole increase threshold kesabaran aku 1 notch up. Sikit2, lama2 jadila bukit. Bukit kesabaran.

Bye!

4 comments:

Faiza said...

Huhu bestnya dan leganya after baca article tu.. Good sharing :) after all we're not alone with this problem

Marjan Jeffry said...

ZA is totally number 3, everyday!..every time! I still can manage to rock 7-8kg for 1/2 hour straight but I can't imagine when she get to 20kg later... :)..

Lin Ghazale said...

@faiz tp naufal kat bbsitter ok je kan? bole tido takpe nursing?

@jep ZA is still demanding no 3 now? wow.haha.jenuh nak rock tuh!sambil diri ke bole duduk?fifi used to be no 3 up to 3months old kot...

Mama Ardini said...

Izzah pulak sambil nyusu mlm2 tu, terus tertido. Since breastfeed until formula milk, mcm tu la dia. Sometimes we use no. 3. Tp penat la. Dah 8 kg tu. Biasanya papa dia yg handle. Heee