selepas baca komen dari Kak Annie tentang Baby's Growth Spurt or dalam bahasa melayunya, Pecutan Pertumbuhan, aku menggooglekan diri utk cari info yang amat berguna ini..Thanx Kak Annie..:-)
Growth spurts are essential parts of physical maturation and they are developmental milestones. Also called "frequency days," growth spurts are inevitable in every baby. Still, breastfeeding mothers often become concerned that they have low milk supply during these times. It can be very confusing when a baby has been feeding and sleeping well and, all of a sudden, patterns reverse and the baby starts feeding all day long and is fussy.
How can you distinguish a true growth spurt from a decrease in milk supply? Before you start to worry, it's important to learn what is truly normal at this time in a baby's life.
What to Generally Expect at This Stage
During a growth spurt, a baby will suddenly begin to feed more frequently, perhaps for longer periods of time than she had been, and may be very fussy. Her sleep patterns may also become very erratic (sleeping much more or not sleeping at all). Generally, the major growth spurts occur at 2, 3, and 6 weeks, then 3 and 6 months. Of course, there will be other times where you might notice other frequency days, and this will actually continue into the teenage years.
Many mothers question whether their babies are feeding more because they're truly hungry or simply because they find the nipple soothing.
If you feel that your baby has had an excellent feed (you can hear gulping; your breast is much softer after having begun with a very full breast; your baby seems generally relaxed), here's what to do:
- Put her back to the breast, preferably the same one you just used. She might have nodded off before being completely finished nursing. (Sometimes it only takes another 5 minutes of a feeding for a baby to be fully satisfied.)
- Take a stroll. If you feel confident that the feeding was sufficient, try a walk around the block. Sometimes babies have a hard time settling in and, when they start to become fussy, most mothers think they're still hungry. The best test is to see what happens when you put her in the stroller or in a sling and go outside. If she falls asleep immediately (most babies do once they get into fresh air), she isn't really hungry. If she screams her way around the block, she is.
Memang rafiq tengah lasak sekarang ni. Dia nak mainn je keje. Minum kerap tapi sikit2. aku risaula takut2 dia tak kenyang. Hehe. Kadang2 tak sampai 5 minit dia minum dia dah lepas. Aku ni duk pikirla ingatkan susu aku makin kurang ka apa..uhuhu..
yang pasal lepas nyusu dan cepat nak tido tu..betul betul betul. If pegi shopping, dia sangat mudah untuk tido. Begitu juga dalam carseat dia..dia dpt tido dengan mudah..hehehhe..gud2...
Common Issues for Mom at This Stage
Quite often, moms feel anxious that their babies are feeding frequently and are fussy because they have a low milk supply. You can distinguish a true growth spurt from an issue with your milk supply by the duration of time this goes on. Growth spurts are temporary, often ending as fast as they began; low milk supply will stick around until you take measures to increase it.
Go with your baby's cues. Nurse frequently. If your breasts feel softer and not as full as they typically do, this is normal. Soft breasts does not equate to lost milk supply. If the baby is feeding frequently, he is teaching your body to produce more milk. Your body will respond accordingly. If your supply remains low, take measures to increase it immediately.
Langkah yg aku amek sekarang, Pam 3 kali kat ofis. dulu2 2 kali je..hehe..if pam 2 kali dptla 8 oz..if pam 3 kali..dpt 12 oz..alhamdulillah...:-)
During ngan rafiq, aku bagi susu sekerap yang mungkin. Dia isap main2..tapi yg aku terkejut sgt2 tu, even minum sekejap je..dia dah burrrrpp besar cam minum dalam 20 minit..betul la tu ek..makin besar baby kita, makin berkhasiat susu kita n minum sikit pon dah cukup mengenyangkan.
Common Issues for Baby at This Stage
Fussiness is the most noticeable issue. A mom's gut response is to feed because she knows that will have the most soothing effect. If the baby is fed frequently during this stage, the fussiness may subside. In addition, if sleep patterns are disrupted, the baby may be harder to relax or settle because she's overtired. It may seem like an endless cycle at a certain point, but stay calm and focused on giving the baby what she needs and this stage.
Waking Up A Sleepy Baby
Your baby may sleep a lot during the growth spurt, and this is normal. Waking a sleeping baby during this time is not recommended. Her little body is working very hard -- if she's sleeping, let her sleep.
Growth spurts can be frustrating and exhausting, but keep in mind that they are temporary and essential.
Ooo..baru aku tahu.. Ok2..pasni if rafiq tido ngan nyenyaknye, aku tamo kacau2 la.sian dia eh. Kang terbantut plak pembesaran dia. hehe. Patutla dia kerap tido. Cam pagi2, baru je terjaga, then dia mandikan, then nak tido lagi. Kadang2 ngamuk sbb nak tido sangat2 dah. tak sempat nak tek kan dia..Aku kdg2 risau sbb takut dia tak sihat ka apa..kui
tapi kan..mau tak nyenyak. Abis satu umah dia tawaf ngan walker dia. tu yang penat n tido nyenyak tuh!
Article taken from : About.com
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