Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Selamatkah menyusukan bayi ketika mengandung?

Amaran: ini cerita ibu2..mungkin kaum Adam dan wanita2 yg belum ada anak/belum kawen akan berasa bosan dgn entry ni... so sorry ya..sesekali saya nak berkongsi ilmu parenting pada kaum ibu..hihihih

Saya sudah 9 bulan mengandung, dan selama mengandung ini, saya BF my 1st twin- Amir sampai kandungan mencecah 6 bulan, selepas tu tak ada susu yang keluar, so dgn sendiri Amir tak interested lagi untuk BF. Tak mcm Amar - my 2nd twin yang walaupun tak ada susu, dia masih nak melekap dgn saya untuk rasa comfort dan selamat. Saya mmg tak kisah, so saya biarkan dia hingga lately ni colostrum/pre milk dah mula ada, dan my Amar dah makin suka melekap dgn saya expecially bila tiba waktu tidur siang / malam.

Namun, untuk membiarkan Amar berterusan BF saya ada sedikit kerisauan memandangkan saya kini dah hampir bersalin:
1. Dgn pengeluaran susu/ colostrum akan stimulate hormon yg akan menyebabkan pre-term labour. Adakah itu akan berlaku pada saya? apakah complication yang akan saya hadapi?
2. Setiap kali saya menyusukan Amar, saya merasakan braxton Hicks yg kuat seperti contraction waktu bersalin tapi saya masih teruskan BF dan sakit itu akan hilang bila Amar stop BF
3. Masih adakah colostrum untuk baby Aryan selepas dia dilahirkan nanti? Bayi yang baru lahir seharusnya diberikan colostrum untuk meningkatkan antibodi dan mengurangkan risiko jangkitan virus.

Silapnya sbb saya tak pernah terfikir nak buat research tentang BF during final trimester of pregnancy. Thanks to En google yang bawak saya ke babycenter.com yang menjawab segala persoalan saya. jadi, selagi Amar mahukan susu dari saya (walaupun dia minum FM dan makan nasi semangkuk), saya akan tetap BF Amar bila2 masa dia mahukan sampailah baby Aryan lahir dan Amar cecah umur 2 thn (sekarang Amar sudah 1thn 6 bulan)

ini artikel yang melegakan hati saya:

Article taken from: babycenter.com

Is it still possible to breastfeed my son while I'm pregnant with my next baby?
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Sally Inch answers:

Yes. Your body will carry on making milk while you're pregnant. You can still feed your son after your new baby is born, too. This is called tandem feeding. Breastfeeding during pregnancy is fine for most women, although it's important to eat well. (yippie...mmg boleh)
In the early days, you may have sensitive nipples because of hormonal changes. Breastfeeding can make your nipples feel a bit sore at this time. Your body releases a hormone called oxytocin when you're breastfeeding. It's what makes your milk let down. Oxytocin is also important in labour, and there have been worries that if you breastfeed while you're pregnant, oxytocin could set off contractions. ( i experienced this lately but so far so good)

However, your uterus (womb) won't react to oxytocin until the end of your pregnancy, after 37 weeks. So if you are healthy and your pregnancy is going well, breastfeeding shouldn't be a problem. (yeke?? bolehke? alhamdulillah)

There may be times when, to be on the safe side, it's better for a mum to wean her baby before the next one is born. This may apply to you if, for example:
you have gone into premature labour before (tak ada)you have experienced a miscarriage (tak ada)you have had some bleeding (Ada sekali tapi tak serius)

During the fourth or fifth months of your pregnancy, your breastmilk changes back to colostrum. This is the rich, nourishing pre-milk needed by your new baby in the first few days after birth. Your son will notice the difference, because your milk's taste will change, and there'll be less of it. He may decide to wean himself at this point, although some children keep going. (Amir decided to wean himself, tapi Amar tetap continue walaupun rasa susu dah tak best)

If your son wants to continue, don't worry about using up your colostrum. Your body will continue to produce it until your new baby needs it. (ooo yeke...so my Aryan pun akan dapat share colostrum dgn abg Amarnyalah ye..kuasa allah..)


If your son is less than a year old and still feeding, keep an eye on his weight. It's worth checking he's still putting on weight after your milk changes. (montelje sbb dia minum FM dgn solid food bermangkuk2 sehari..BF tu nak ngada2 je)

It is also worth thinking about whether you want to carry on feeding your son once your new baby arrives. It's a very personal decision, but there may be at least one advantage to it. (ye..saya masih mahu continue..that's my goal to continuously nursing Amar)

Mums who tandem feed are less likely to get mastitis than mums who feed one baby. If tandem feeding is not for you, it may be easier on your son if you wean him while you're pregnant. If you leave it until after his new sibling arrives, he is in danger of feeling left out at a time when he'll already have lots of adjustments to make. (Amar dah biasa berebut dgn Amir before this..dia pun bukan fully BF lagi dah)

If you are not yet pregnant, but trying, bear in mind that it can be harder to conceive while still breastfeeding, as some women don't ovulate until they stop breastfeeding.

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