Sunday, 30 March 2008

A Mother's Prayer

I pray you'll be my eyes
And watch her where she goes
And help her to be wise
Help me to let go

Every mother's prayer
Every child knows

Lead her to a place
Guide her with your grace
To a place where she'll be safe

I pray she finds your light
And holds it in her heart
As darkness falls each night
Remind her where you are

Every mother's prayer

Every child knows
Need to find a place
Guide her with your grace
Give her faith so she'll be safe

Lead her to a place
Guide her with your grace
To a place where she'll be safe

*A Mother's prayer by Celine Dione

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Friday, 28 March 2008

When Christabelle was born

23rd March 2008

Christabelle was born on sunday easter. She was 3.78 kg and 51cm, overdue 10 days and didn't look like newborn at all. As soon as she was taken out from my tummy (i had to do CS after 26 hours struggle to have the natural one but Belle wouldn't want to come out :) ) she cried so loud and open her eyes really big (even though they didn't look big at all as she got almond shape eyes) and look at the person who hold her. Anyway, me and hubby still think that She is the most beautiful creature we've ever seen :)

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Saturday, 15 March 2008

Why Breastfeed

Why Breastfeeding is important?

Breastfeeding is the normal and most beneficial way for feeding. Your baby's growth and development depends on the food he/she gets. Breastfeeding provides all your baby's essential needs for growth, development and protection from illness and disease.

Best for baby

* Breastmilk meets all your baby's nutritional needs for the first six months
* Breastmilk changes during the feed, as well as over months and years, to meet your baby's changing nutritional, immunological and developmental needs
* Regular skin-to-skin contact and close interaction during breastfeeds encourages mutual responsiveness and attachment
* Breastmilk contains many anti-infective factors that help protect your baby from illnesses such as gastroenteritis and infections
* Breastfeeding lowers the risk of being overweight, obesity and diabetes in childhood and adulthood
* Babies who are breastfed have higher IQ scores and better jaw development
* Breastmilk is more easily digested than other milks and nappies smell less offensive

Best for mother

* Early suckling minimise bleeding after birth and helps your uterus return to its pre-pregnant state
* Breastfeeding aids a faster return to pre-pregnancy body weight as it uses kilojoules to make the milk
* Full breastfeeding delays the return of fertility
* Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of pre-menopausal breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers
* Breastfeeding may lead to stronger bones and less osteoporosis

Best for the family

* A healthier baby means reduced costs in doctor's visits and medicine
* Breastfeeding is cheap compared to formula feeding
* Breastfeeding is safe and convenient

* taken from Breastfeeding your Baby - NSW Health

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