Brought baby Zarif to see the paediatrician at the hospital yesterday. He was in a good mood and slept through the journey. We also didn't have to wait outside the doctor's room long before Zarif's name was called. The nurse weighed him and took his measurement. As I expected, he's already at 5kg ++. All my kids grew quite fast in their first few months. Wazif and Shawqi also weighed 5kg ++ when they were 1 month old.
We have been seeing the same paediatrician since 8 years ago. She was Wazif's and Shawqi's paedy as well. She asked me about Zarif's feeding pattern and bowel movement. When I told her that I'm feeding him every 2 hours she advised me to reduce it to once every 4 hours as the baby's weight fell under obese category. She showed me the growth chart and Zarif's weight was almost at the obese threshold.
Perhaps it's a new thing that I'm not aware of (ye lah, dah 7 tahun tak beranak). Now I have to be a bit strict with Zarif's diet. I feed him with 3 ounces of milk every 4 hours. In between them, I give him 3 ounces of water mixed with 1 scoop of milk powder only. And, oh yeah...I forgot to mention that I don't breastfeed the baby anymore due to some problems. Frankly speaking I've been having problems with breastfeeding since Wazif. I ended up pumping the milk and bottlefeed my babies.
My gynae and the paedy kept on encouraging me to breastfeed but I think I'm one of those mothers who's just unlucky. I tried the tips and methods suggested by the breastfeeding consultant but still failed. This is not about trying to 'jaga body' by not breastfeeding, this is simply a case of 'failed to breastfeed'. So, please don't criticize me. Every woman wants to be a good mother but some things are just fated and absolutely out of our control.
Nama saya Zarif, saya suka tidur... tapi saya rasa saya tak obese lah.... Peace!