Sunday, May 1, 2011

BF Hurdle

Breastfeeding hurdle. Hurdle ker?? Hmmmmm... more like, confius kejap.

I think every exclusive bf mom dah tau kot pasal yellow poo and green poo. Normally yellow poo would indicate that the baby is getting all the rich, creamy goodness of bmilk... meaning dapat cukup foremilk and hindmilk laa tuu. But kalau poo tuu kaler green would mean the baby is getting too much foremilk (more watery) and not enough hindmilk (more creamy).

So tetiba baru-baru nii Zayn's poop came out all green. Terkejut jap sebab selalunya memang normally yellow. Risau pulak sikit. Mulalah all that self doubting coming in again. Tak cukup lamakah munyusu on one side? Rasa macam cukup lama. But I just make sure he feeds longer on one side more than usual just to make sure.

Tapi poo harini still green-ish jugak. Hmmm... risau risau. What to do? Bukak Mr. Google dulu. Baca baca baca tetiba terbaca yang bawah nii kat sini...

Consistently green stools in the breastfed baby can indicate:

- an imbalance of foremilk/hindmilk, often resulting in frothy green stools.
- a sensitivity to something in the mother's diet, such as cow's milk products.
- a sign that baby has an illness. Babies with an intestinal virus or even a simple cold will sometimes have green, mucusy stools. Teething can also bring about green stools due to increased saliva (can also cause tummy upset)
- a lot of green vegetables or something with green food coloring in mom's diet.
- If baby has started solids, that could also account for the change in color (this is normal with the change in diet).

So could this be the reason? Zayn tengah selsema dua tiga hari nii and we've been putting drops in his nose. Maybe... kena monitor jer laa dua tiga hari nii tengok caner.

Oh, satu benda yang rindu kat Mesia tuu. Lyssa's paed. I guess I trust her paed to give me good advise for bf babies. Paed Zayn kat sini I don't like very much, muka masam jer. Not sure what his stance is on bf-ing. Seriously, not all paeds are knowledgeable about bf babies, karang tetiba dapat advice "just switch to formula" pulak karang.


pu3natul said...

awak, this is my 2 cents.

maybe dia dpt too much foremilk. by the time dia dpt hindmilk, dia dh kenyang, so he decides to stop. we on the other hand thought dia dh kenyang and dh dpt cukup semua F&H milks. tapi sebenarnya dia kenyang air je.

one tip i got masa gi BF talk tu, dia ckp awak kena pump sikit kuarkan F/milk sikit dulu. so bila dia start minum, dia dapat balance amount of both F&H milks.

might work. worth the try,kan?

pu3natul said...

Paed Lyssa yang Dr K ke?

aizuraawang said...

Pu3... tuu laa kita confius sbb he's on the bs a lot these days. And I keep to one side sampai rasa ringan sangat even after next feeding pun still one side just to make sure. Tp still green gak semalam... we'll see today. Kalau green jugak, kita try pump. Tapi tuu laa... macam ringannnn jer bs nii nak mengepam, krg fussy laa pulak si kecik tuu... confius betul.

Paed Lyssa? Noooooo.... not Dr. K. I don't really like her, no offence. And I don't really like taking her to Ampang Puteri anymore since the whole blood taking fiasco which scared her off from doctors for a bit. Her paed yg kita sgt suka is Dr. Lim @ Sunway.