Nov 30, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
When I was just about to feel relief with stable supply & demand, tests came one after another. For the past two weeks, EBM stock left the freezer at a steady rate of around 2 oz/day, or even faster. I was busy with office work while attending to sick children during the first week. I managed to pump only once a day, getting at most 6 oz. On the second week ... I myself was sick. A very serious one that rendered me bedridden for 2 days with 6 days medical leave. I lost my appetite totally and without proper eating, the amount of EBM produced was also less. Not to mention a number of pumping sessions skipped, especially the night session ones, when I felt totally weak and just couldn't get up. Hopefully I will regain my strength soon and back on track for 10.5 oz/day EBM, amin.
Nov 9, 2011
Alhamdulillah, I think we are moving down the hill slope in our breasfeeding journey. For the time being, I don't have to worry about insufficient stock. As Achik is entering her 15th month and after some consultation with the nursery owner, I have reduced daily EBM supply for Achik to just 10.5 oz a day i.e. 3.5 oz in three bottles. Daily production is around 10 oz to 11 oz. So far so good and she eats a lot too. So, I am not worried about her source of nutrients. Achik is also beaming with health. No more hospital visit since she was discharged last August. Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah wa syukurillah.