Hilarious thoughts on expressing breastmilk

Some hilarious observation I made abt this whole pumping life: (Sze Sze)

1) You have stained your book, your desk, your radio, your keyboard, your company’s annual report before. Lilian stained her Bible too!

2) And if you did any of the above, you have clumsily run out of the pumping sanctuary before — frantically looking for a wet towel to clean up the mess only to discover that you have created quite an impression art with the sprayed milk already dried up on the surface.

3) If you pump in the office, you have battled the initial shyness of taking the X no. of bottles of EBM in your hands, striding past at least a dozen of male colleagues while on your way to the pantry.

4) Your EBM is labelled with your big name and provide a great source of amusement amongst the colleague especially on a gloomy Monday.

5) Your EBM have helped to strike a convenient conversation with the tea lady, the CEO and even the not-so-intelligent colleagues around you.

6) Because you could see your milk qty, with each subsequent pump you mentally compare your milk qty and take great concern over the level of milk output for the day/week. In fact you are only “kiasu” when it comes to this matter.

7) You save every drop of milk you could possibly get your hands on, carefully knocking down every drop of milk from the pump or breast (if you hand express) into the bottle ensuring not a single drop of antibody/nutrient in the EBM is left uncollected.

8) You are already a multi-tasker when you are both a woman and a mum. But you are even more of a multi-tasker as you pump, boil the water, catch the ASTRO’s world’s birthday, pick up your bawling baby, talking to a friend from Holland, reading and doing manicure altogether, all while the other free hand’s busy collecting those sprayed milk from the other boob.

9) You have the latest gadget for pumping, from breastshell, canggih-manggih pump, leopard print nursing mom (LOL), steriliser, cooler box and still know exactly what you ought to buy to make pumping even easier if you have the money.
10) On weekends, you can be seen rushing to the supermarket aisle to pick up some rarely used nursing tea, herbs and whatever secret remedy you could lay your hands on to increase milk qty.

Working from home

There are so many ways moms can earn money from home. A friend of mine is now knitting winter wear and sell them for a good price. Because of her beautiful artwork and nice blend of colours, people love her knit wear.

Another friend is doing embroidery. She can do fantastic embroidery on even the most ordinary jeans. She has one of those machine embroidery designs DIY thing at home and she uses it for stitching on clothes, canvas and even very soft materials like silk.

Meanwhile, another friend is baking cupcakes and her decorations are out of this world. Her cakes must be pre-ordered and she is doing a very good business out of baking.

All the above three friends have passions for things they do and they made them so nice because of their love for their respective hobbies.

So, it is not true that stay at home moms can’t make a living if they do not go to work in regular jobs.

All it takes are some creative ideas, endless pursuits of business leads and a passion and love to do what they want.

They advertise their products on Facebook and it is easy to manage as well. Facebook has made it so easy for moms at home to do business.

A few other friends have set up online shops and they too are making a good living from home. Although some of them need to physically produce something, they are able to juggle as they are based at home.

I personally think it is good to work from home. However, we sometimes miss the adult companies and routine we have as working moms. I have started working two years ago and today, I did not regret staying at home for 12 years to attend to the kids. Important thing to remember is to love what we are doing and whatever option we choose is find.

MILK FOR PROTECTION AND GROWTH

The other day, I mentioned about my little boy who gets hooked to the new milk I introduce to him. He started taking Friso and immediately walloped several bottles within a day. After that, he continue taking it without problems at all.

My friend who read that post wanted to give her son who is about the same age as mine Dutch Lady Friso too. However, she phoned me and asked me if a sudden change can cause constipation. Well, it seems that everyone knows that I have a solution for almost everything related to childcare.

I told her that my son does not have any problems at all because he has a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables in his meals. Moreover the milk contains all the probiotics and prebiotics so it shouldn’t be a problem for any child.

Anyway, I told her to follow the recommended schedule from Dutch Lady Friso in case she still worries. I know that some children and especially babies do have problems if there is a change of milk. So, in my opinion, the best is to gradually introduce the changes to the child. Below is the recommendation from Friso.

Day 1-3
-          Continue regular feeding with current milk formula for 1st, 2nd and 4th feed.
-          Use Friso Gold with Frisoshield for the 3rd feed

Day 4-6
-          Continue regular feeding with current milk formula for 1st and 4th feed.
-          Use Friso Gold with Frisoshield for the 2nd & 3rd feed

Day 7-10
-          Continue regular feeding with current milk formula for 1st feed only
-          Use Friso Gold with Frisoshield for the 2nd , 3rd & 4th feed

Day 11-14
Congratulation! Friso Gold with Frisoshield is now your child’s favourite milk

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My son has already finished two tins of the Dutch Lady Friso without any problems. He is now into the third tin. Come to think of it, I think he is one of the easiest kid to take care. He never have problem with constipation, no loose stools and continues to have great appetite since he was born. He is not a fussy eater and will ask for foods when he is hungry.

I think once we parents are less nervous and tense, our kids too will pick up this habit from us. This makes childcare much more fun and relax. The other thing is we shouldn’t be too meticulous about things. Instead, we should allow our child to roam about. I have seen parents who refused to let their child roam in the park or even play in the playground because they are terribly afraid of germs. Frankly, the best is to allow our child to be exposed to nature and also other children so that they built some immunity. Moreover, with the more modern formula milk like Friso Gold with Frisoshield, children are more or less protected and will tend to be much healthier.

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(Little boys by nature are very inquisitive creatures and they touch everything, including stray cats when we aren’t looking!)

So, if you are overly worried about your child’s health and in the process, denied him of the fun and joy of running about with his friends or playing in the fields, you may want to offer your child more fresh fruits, lots of healthy foods and milk.