Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Husband of a Breastfeeding Wife

Assalammualaikum wbt

hai..ummi nk share 1 post kt FB..sgt bermakna...
untuk semua ibu, mak, ummi, mommy, mama etc yg BF ank mereka...xkira 6months, 1yr or 2yrs..
sbb once ur a mother..u STILL a mother. bg ank2 yg minum susu FM pulak..tetap berbangga sbb U are his/her mother..


Dear Husband of a Breastfeeding Wife,
Do you know what your wife does all day? She feeds your child WITH HER BODY.
This little creature that grew inside her for 9 months is still depending on your wife for all of its nutrition and hydration. You may have been told that newborn babies nurse every 2-3 hours.
What they didn’t tell you is that the baby might not grow out of this for a while. Your baby might nurse every 2-3 hours for an entire year or more (this could mean your wife spends over 4,000 HOURS nursing your baby in its first year of life). Your wife does not have 2-3 hours of free time in between feedings.
Consider this scenario:

Baby starts nursing at 10am. Baby nurses for 45 minutes. Your wife tries to put baby down at 10:50am. Baby wakes up at 11 am. Baby needs a diaper change. It is now 11:05. Your baby will want to nurse again at 12pm.

Your wife has less than an hour till her body is needed again. In a perfect world, she could put the baby in his jumperoo, put in a load of laundry, clean the kitchen, and vacuum the living room.

(This thought experiment does not take into account variables such as the baby spitting up, wanting to be held during his nap, or the diaper change being a blow out requiring a change of clothes and possibly a bath.)
Guess what: your wife is tired. Breastfeeding is REALLY hard work. Your wife burns 650 calories a day making the milk that feeds your baby. Your wife is lucky to sleep 2-4 consecutive hours each night.
Your wife is a MOM now. Offer to hold the baby while she showers or naps. Make dinner (or just pick something up on your way home). Pitch in around the house (or at least don’t complain about the mess).
It might get better as the baby gets older but it might not. Your wife is trying to do the best she can.
Sincerely,
Your baby’s mother
til then,
xoxo

1 comment:

  1. =).. terharu sgt bila bc ni.. moga semua suami memahami..

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