Sound familiar?? Baby starts to nurse and just as soon as your milk starts to let-down, baby pulls off and wiggles around in your lap. Babies aged two to six months are notorious for pulling off the breast at any distraction (real or imaginary) and tend to forget to let go before they turn around (ouch!).
This is a passing developmental stage that can be quite a nuisance - it's usually at it's worst between four and five months. At around 2 months, your baby will become able to see things clearly across the room. At around 3 months, he'll start to stay awake longer and take a greater interest in the world around him. Your baby is also beginning to recognize that he is separate from mom. All of these things can result in a distractible baby. When baby first becomes aware of the rest of the world, he will have a hard time concentrating on nursing. In effect, he will be unable to "walk and chew gum at the same time." Once he gets a little older, he'll find it easier to both nurse and take in the world around him at the same time.
Distractibility is also common around 8-10 months, and can lead mom to think that her baby is trying to wean. If your baby is younger than a year, it's highly unlikely that this temporary disinterest is self-weaning. It's very rare for a baby younger than 12 months to self-wean."
Until this stage has passed, baby may need a quiet place to nurse and/or more night nursing until he's figured out how to deal with distraction. Do take advantage of night nursing during this time - it doesn't matter when baby takes in his calories during a 24-hour period. One study showed that older babies can consume as much as 25% of their total daily intake of mother's milk during the night, probably partly because of daytime distractibility.
Nursing in a quiet, darkened, boring room often helps. Talk in quiet, soothing tones (if you talk at all). Nurse while lying down; nap nurse. Cover baby with a shawl or put him in a sling to nurse. Nursing while in motion (walking, rocking) can also help baby to focus better on nursing. Try to catch your baby when he's more willing, such as when he's just waking up, already a little sleepy, or actually asleep. Baby's initial pulling off is probably not an indication that he is finished - just an indication that he saw/heard something interesting across the room. When he pulls off, try to coax him back to the breast a few more times before giving up.
If baby pulls away without letting go, keep a finger ready to break the suction as soon as he starts to pull away. You can also nurse baby in the football (clutch) hold so you have better control of his head, or nurse him in the cradle hold in a sling. This type of behavior sometimes leads to biting; if your baby bites, see When Baby Bites.
If baby is not nursing as much because of distractibility, offer the breast often (even when he doesn't "ask" to nurse). Make up for lost time by nursing more often during the night. Older babies may nurse better if you try different and novel nursing positions in which they have more control - baby standing up, sitting on your lap facing you, etc."
"Here you go moms - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about your first born! Just copy and paste it in a new note for yourself!Let's see how much you remember!"
1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED?
Actually aku n Amad tak kisah but try to hold a few months. Then after lebih kurang 3 bulan kawin baru aku peggy.
2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME?
Hohoho soalan tak patut tuk ditanya...pastilah udah kawin
3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS?
Suke le dan takut juge..
4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU?
5. HOW OLD WERE YOU?
Dua ploh enam...
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT?
Period lambat beberapa hari dan rasa seperti mmg ada sesuatu..hehe
7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?
Pastilah suamiku...bukankah dia itu rakan kongsi aku. hahaha
8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX?
Sebenarnya tidak mahu tapi tidak dapat menahan keterujaan...
9. DUE DATE?
My first EDD was 6th August. Pastu 8th August n ada skali 30th July...
10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS?
Ada. Malas cerita la tapi. Tidak teruk pun ngada lebih.
11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE?
Takde yang spesifik. Cuma suka makan ketam, udang n sotong goreng.
12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST?
Bihun sup yang amad suka makan. Tak tahan bau dia la...
13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD SEX?
14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING?
Oh act aku memang nak lelaki tapi aku ada instinct kata baby aku pempuan. bila scan doc kata perempuan frust la skit tapi bila saya bersama Maryam sehingga ke saat ini saya tak kisah dah semua it. Oh aku benar2 in luv dgn syurgaku itu.
15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY?
Oh normal saja 10 kilo. Lepas beranak 10 kilo tu hilang so berat tu memang Maryam yang punya. Skang berat dah hilang lagi 2 kilo. Huhu tulang je aku tinggal.
16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER?
Oh tiada la...mandian bayi ada la...
17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW?
Tidak terkejut sebab tiada kan...
18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY?
Tiada kot kecuali Maryam duk songsang dan aku hampir2 kene ceaser...oh...
19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH?
Pusat Perubatan Pantai...eh silap Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya yang tercinta. Hohoho lahir2 yam dah masuk U...
20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR?
Oh kejadian ini pantas. Masuk labor dalam 2.15 kot, kul 3.11pm yam dah kuar dengan jayanya. Uri aku amik masa dekat 1/2 jam nak kuar n jahit juga lebih 1/2 jam. Penat kene jahit dari beranak tau.
21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL?
Hubby of course. Takkan Mil aku lak kan. Kami g dulu then mil aku menyusul kemudian. Datang2 aku dah selamat pun. Alhamdulillah.
22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH?
Oh ramai jek macam. hahaha biasalah universitinye spital. Takyah la expect macam2 kan. Masa aku beranak tu ada beberapa nurse, seorang doc melayu yg senior n 3 orang doc praktikal - all indians n very polite n kul2 ayam.Hahaha
23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION?
Alhamdulillah Maryam nak kuar secara normal.
24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN?
Amik kot. Hahaha aku amik yang sedut tu tapi aku rasa benda tu macam tak fungsi jek. kehkeh..
27. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH?
28. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ?
30 Julai 2008 bersamaan Israk Mikraj....
30. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER?
Yang tinggi/Bermutu/Syurga - Maryam Jannah @ MJ
31. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY?
7 bulan 5 hari sudah...never tote i will survive!
32. WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN?
Pasti! Tapi tunggu dulu...
So who do I tag?
Mama Fahiym, Bunda Chem, Shu...
Maryam ni baru dapat merangkak. Tapi dia merangkak kejap2 pastu sibuk nak berdiri pulak. Dah tak boleh tinggal sorang2 sebab takut dia berdiri n tersembam sorang2. Nenek kata selalu jek dia tertumuih jatuh kat umah nenek. Aduh la, kalau ngan mama memang mama tak lepas pandang la sebab takut yam jatuh kepala jatuh dulu kan. So tengok la kelasakan Yam nak berdiri kat sofa, baru nak senyum kat mama dah tertonggeng plak. Tapi anda semua jangan nebes ye yam ok jek, yam tak nangis pun. Hehehe, mama jek sound over, pelakon tambahan betul la mama ni...