Monday, March 15, 2010

Child-led weaning AND acrobatic nursing

Sejak awal kelahiran, Batrisyia jenis yg suka bgn mlm utk minum susu. Selalunya dia akan kejutkan aku 3-4 kali setiap malam. Dia akan minum dlm 5-10 minit sebelum lelap semula. Utk org lain, mungkin rasa benda ni agak mengganggu masa tidur. Mmg ia mengganggu masa tidur aku tapi aku fikir positif aje. Sekurang-kurangnya, aku tak perlu bangun malam utk mengepam bagi menjana pengeluaran susu yg berterusan. Jadi mmg tak pernah terfikir utk ajar dia tidur tanpa bgn minum susu sampai pagi =)

Rutin ni berubah sejak 3 hari yg lalu. Dia masih kejutkan aku bgn malam tapi bukan utk minum susu. Malam pertama, lama juga dia merengek. Kitorang tak faham dia nak apa. Bagi susu, dia ketap bibir tanda taknak. Jari asyik menunjuk ke luar bilik. Mula-mula seram gak. Hahah.. sbb ingatkan dia nampak apa-apa ke. Sudahnya hubby bwk dia ke luar bilik. Nak tau dia tunjuk apa?

Her non-spill cup yg berisi air kosong!

Laju je dia minum.

Malam kedua, awal-awal aku dah letak cup dlm bilik. Malam tu, 3 kali dia reject nak minum susu. Aku bg cup, terus dia minum. Sampai tertidur sambil peluk cup.

Malam tadi, sekali je la dia reject susu.

Perkara ni hanya berlaku ketika tidur. Kalau time dia jaga, dia prefer susu berbanding air kosong.

Apakah maksudnya?

Saja masuk Kellymom utk cari rujukan. Utk kes Batrisyia ni, aku rasa dia sedang mengalami fasa Child-Led Weaning.

CHILD-LED WEANING

Child-led weaning occurs when a child no longer has a need to nurse - nutritionally or emotionally. A baby who self-weans is usually well over a year old, is getting most of his nutrition from solids, is drinking well from a cup, and cuts down on nursing gradually. If children are truly allowed to self-wean in their own time, most will do so somewhere between the 2nd and 4th year. Obviously, some will wean before this time and some will wean after this time, too.

Mungkin ia, mungkin tidak. Kita akan perhatikan keadaan dia dlm beberapa minggu akan dtg.

Weaning will happen, but you may feel at times that you're taking one step forward and two steps back. When you're actively weaning, be sure to offer lots of cuddling and extra affection during the day. As your child grows older, nursing becomes much more than a way to satisfy hunger and thirst. It provides him with much comfort, security and closeness, so be as sensitive to his needs as you possibly can be throughout the process.

Oh, NO. I'm not ready to this weaning process. Mesti rindu dgn acrobatic nursing dia. Kalau dia buat acrobatic nursing, mmg kena gelak!

ACROBATIC NURSING

By toddlerhood, most babies have quite a repertoire of creative nursing positions. Acrobatic nursing is typical and it's common for baby to try nursing upside down, with feet in the air, standing on one foot, wiggling and twisting and turning, and so on. Enjoy the silly positions they try, be flexible and patient but if the acrobatic nursing gets to be a problem, here are tips that have helped other moms:

1) Give it a little time. Exhibits of the most intense acrobats are generally a phase that shows up when baby figures out that she can nurse in a million different positions and, what's more, it's fun to try. The novelty will wear off after a little time and the acrobatics will decrease.

2) Give baby something to hold and play with while nursing (a small toy, perhaps). Some moms also wear a nursing necklace to focus baby's attention on something other than acrobatics.

3) Try talking or reading a book to your child while you nurse. Songs or fingerplays can also help.

4) Try a firm reprimand. Say something like "Be still" in a firm voice; don't raise your voice, as you don't want to scare baby. You might also hug baby close to you to reiterate the point.

5) Try stopping the feeding if baby continues with the acrobatics. Say something like "I can't nurse you when you're squirmy. Let's go play and get the wiggles out and we will nurse in a little while." Then play for a few minutes before offering to nurse again.

6) Another version of stopping the feeding: Warn baby that if she doesn't be still, mommy's not going to nurse. And then stop the feeding if she persists. Get up, put her down, and explain to her again why you stopped nursing. Tell her that if and when she can be more still, mommy will nurse again.

7) Nursing in public is sometimes a problem when baby is really wiggly. If the acrobatics are too much for nursing in public, try to nurse before leaving and tell baby that you'll nurse as soon as you get home, to the car, etc. (delaying nursing like this works better when baby is over 18 months and is not overtired). If baby needs something (and will not settle down for nursing) you might offer a snack or a little something from a cup while you're out.


Other story:

Last weekend, we noticed that Batrisyia kept passing us objects and mumbling something. I didn't bother to try understand what she was saying but after a few hours, I knew that she means 'something'.

Therefore, after finished doing my house chores, I spent my time playing with her. And she did it again.

... She said "thank you" with a "tattoo" sound. Since that, hubby went 'crazy' passing her a few objects, just so that he can hear she says "thank you".

Isk, orang ajar "terima kasih", dia ckp "thank you" pulak. Mesti cikgu dia ajar kat nursery.

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MarDiah said...

Acrobatic nursing... interesting.. Aiman yg 7mths pun dah mcm2 peel masa bf.. xleh bayangkan kalau dah pandai jln. so far dia suka bf dgn meniarap n duduk. x suka baring.. layan jek laa...

Liz Rohaizat said...

mardiah> 7 bln eh? hehe.. sikit je lg tu. tunggu beberapa bln lg, mesti dia akan mula buat acrobatic nursing. nnt dgn ala-ala crockscrew nye, terpusing leher, terangkat kaki, 90 darjah.. byk position yg xleh imagine. kena alami sendiri.

Faizah said...

amir suke nursing kjap2, so aku akan lekakan dia ngn toys. sabo je laaa, kalo takde brg menan, taknaknya dia dok lama2 menyusu. pastu bila menyusu kjap2, lapa, mula la isap jari

ari tu aku riso sbb ape aku pam, dia minum time mlm, tak bape nak direct, weken lepas dah survey susu formula huhu, sbb stok makin tinggal skit.(susu formula mahalllllllllllllll)

bila aku keluar, aku tak pnh nak nursing amir kt public, aku akan pam dan bg amir thru botol, pam siap2 dr umah lerrrrrr

sabo jek la, lg 1.5 months hehehe

Liz Rohaizat said...

faizah> sikit je lg tu. sabar ye. insya Allah sempat. byk2 doa kat Allah. insya Allah ada rezeki amir. stok sikit tu takpe. ramai je penah ada tinggal setakat 2 botol stok tp masih dpt bertahan.

nursing in public? hehe.. kena cuba, baru lama2 ok kot. bila dah terbiasa, kita pun tau mana nak cover. kalau malu, bolehpakai nursing cover. drpd ko pam, lg senang kalau ko pegi baby room je kot. x pun, masuk je dlm keta. hehe

 

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