Saturday, June 2, 2012

Weaning... Again...

Today is the second day (and second try) of weaning Zayn off the b-milk. He's only 16 months but I've got to train him to stop bfeeding for personal reasons, lillahi ta'ala.

And Alhamdulillah, better than the first day.

Started on Thursday, daddy's day off. Started the day as usual in the morning. Bfeed morning, afternoon, in the car when we went out for our weekend mall trip. That was the unplanned last session. Memang dah plan nak keluar tuu tujuan gi beli bottle and train to bottlefeed. Bought the special edition blue tinted mid size BPA free bottle from Mothercare (about RM58 for 2 bottles, murah ke mahal tuu?).

Masa dah nak balik tuu dia tido dalam stroller, so we just angkat the stroller seat with him in it and letak kat seat belakang. So all the way home dia tak nen pun dalam kereta. Sampai rumah I figured why not just try to teruskan sajer. Offer him the milk in the bottle and try to put him to sleep without bfeeding. Start masa malam in hopes he's too tired to fight it. Which kinda worked.

Bunyi macam senang jer kan :-) It was definitely hard, for the both of us. Emotionally and physically. I think I only slept 3 hours jer malam tuu. Zayn could sleep, but I was worried about him. And everytime he stirs to search for his 'human pacifier' I had to dodoi him back to sleep, which he would, cuma this continued several times throughout the night.

Siang ok sikit. Banyak distraction. But the car ride to the supermarket that first day was difficult a bit too. Cos we usually feed in the car, so dia dah ready dah position diri. Last-last kena reject. Sedih jugaklah tengok muka dia.

Of course I felt everything. guilty, sad, kesian, doubt... I guess I'm just attached to bfing as he is. It's not just a source of nourishment you know, it's also an emotional bond :-)

So last night was the second night. And Alhamdulillah, he slept through the night. Stirred a few times but I only had to pat him back to sleep. Bangun pagi mintak jugak nenen but pujuk bagi roti and susu kotak pun dia terima jugak. So ok laa I think... We can move on.

But mommy is still sad that it's over.



4 comments:

SHiK's_DaUs's said...

teringat muka sedih zayn bila kena marah kak aina hehehh :)

aizuraawang said...

Tuu laa nya... Bila tgk muka sedih dia tuu, kita yang rasa nak nangis, kesiaaaannnn sangat...

Pu3natul said...

RM58 for 2 murah gak la. Z & IY pakai MAM bottles RM30+ each. Masa sale biasa ada 20% less.

I agree that bf is more than just feeding your baby. It's too personal.

Good luck for the days to come. InsyaAllah dipermudahkan process weaning off tu.

aizuraawang said...

Aamiin... Thanks awak :-)

This is the third day. Mcm tak mintak dah, cuma time nap/tido/ngantuk merengek mintak dukung...