Friday, July 14, 2006

Feeling Soppy Part II

if that weren't bad enough.. i was feeling so faint after delivering from blood lost. my BP was low. and i couldn't get up without feeling dizzy and fainted once when after a visit to the restroom which was just steps away from my bed. after that i resorted to releasing my bladder from bed using a pan with the nurses help. i knew then how it must feel to be old and dying.. i can't help remembering my husband's late grandma lying helpless in bed while people tended to her as if she was an infant.

now that i'm home i am faced with a whole new challenge - breastfeeding. breastmilk is the best milk. but why does the whole breastfeeding process have to hurt? my left side bled a few days ago and i was horrified to find my blood all over my baby's mouth. mommy's sorry hariz.. now it looks like the right side is cracking.. sigh.. can't i get anything right? i could only pray for a smooth sailing motherhood. just looking at how hariz danial turned out - his smile, adorable face, cooing, facial expressions, intelligence, baby smell and cuddliness - i just know that i can make it..

8 comments:

naz said...

Kak Azrina,

Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy! I hope you and baby are in good health.

Take good care and rest well. Maybe post a picture of Hariz Danial perhaps? :)

Much love.

fatin nabihah said...

hi ina..
it's me..kak fatin.. congratulation on your baby boy.. hopefully sihat2 belaka mummy n baby...

ina..being a new mummy mmg tough.. especially in our confinement period.. everybody have a diff stories and experience....breastfeeding, nipple cracking.. susu tak cukup.. baby nangis jer..mmg dugaan2 utk new mummy macam ina.. ina kena selalu sabar & jgn sedih2..coz bile kite sedih n risau.. nanti mulala susu pun infected..kesian baby dpt susu rasa dia sedih.. kalau kita happy nanti susu pun baby rasa happy je.. :) dont worry nanti lama2 okay lah tuh.. need to share mummy's experience or advice or anything just call me.. :)

azrina said...

Thanks Naz. I have to get the help of my hubby to upload the photos. will do so once i'm really free.

Kak Fatin, thanks so much for your support. It's true what you mentioned. A mother's emotion does flow thru her breastmilk. I'll remember to always keep that in mind.

angah said...

Congratulation dear, I'm so happy for you..

on breastfeeding, the cracked nipple part. I think hariz is is having latching problem.Make sure the areola is inside his mouth, not only the nipple. If he sucks only the nipple, he wont get the milk out thus the nipple sore. The glands are within the areola, the sucking movement around it makes the milk flow.

So if hariz is latched properly (areola in the mouth) the problem of cracked/sore nipple wont be a problem anymore..

You can actually hear hariz making gulping sound.. nicest sound ever knowing that you feed him yourself. Long way to go dear... I hope you'll be successful, feel free to contact me if you want to know more about breastfeeding. I'll be more that glad to share my experience.

azrina said...

Thanks for your advice, angah;)

bukooch said...

azrina...

i remembered that u told me that u'll deliver around july...but been quite busy till frens informed u have delivered. and again, late in congratulating u...

anyhow...congratulations on hariz danial. i'm sooo happy for you and i know that u'll take great care of our little nephew...n take care of urself too...

kiss little hariz for me...

-sharila-

Mama Sarah said...

congratulations!

is it still sore to feed hariz? i think angah has the right advice. and if it's still sakit, do try and get camomile lotion and sapu around the affected area.

i think you can get 'nipple cream' (segan nak sebut) from mothercare.

azrina said...

It's ok Sharila.. it's never too late.. Hariz sends flying kisses back to auntie sharila;)

MamaSarah, i've been putting on medela's nipple cream eversince it first cracked. i think they've toughed a bit already:D thanks for your concern.