Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ramadhan... Puasa while Breastfeeding or Pregnant

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---PUASA while breastfeeding in 2010---

Salam Ramadhan to all mommies out there. Alhamdulillah been through 10 days Ramadhan with baby Nur.. plus demam and batuk2 yang masih non-stop at the moment tapi syukur.. made it through so far. I got few questions,plus enquiries, on how do I managed in Ramadhan. Since 2003 been through Ramadhan with 4 pregnancy and 4 breastfeeding moment. Not to say that I made it through without hitch. I've been through flatulence when breastfeeding with pregnancy, vomitting due to pregnancy, there was a moment I cant even drive home... or was too weak to pump on the evening of Ramadhan. All in all it becomes my utmost precious experiences. Alhamdulillah..


Aja share here my little tips on Ramadhan & breastfeeding. But I bet many has been reading a lots of same kind of tips or other kind of tips that may works for you... Basically sama mcm mommies lain, kurma is a must for me, berbuka puasa and sahur. Before I'm a mommy, Aja pun ingat 1-2 biji dah memadai (plus I'm not very fond of dates), little that I know you actually have to consume at least 5-7 dates, be it berbuka and sahur. And I found through forums, the nicest way to consume them, by blending few dates with fresh milk. But Aja tak sempat nk blend...hehe.. so what I did, with little time esp during sahur (??). I eat kurma and drink milk at the same time. Seriously, its funny feelings but at least it doesnt feel or taste tooo sweeet ;).



NASI is a must for me during pregnancy and breastfeeding in Ramadhan. Samada during berbuka atau sahur...mesti NASI. And my husband knows this, so he is the one who's going to prepare them before sahur (as I was stuck breastfeeding baby, in bed). This helps a lot. If you are not the type who eats heavily during sahur, pls try little by little.. who know you need to go through Ramadhan & breastfeeding 'again' in the future. And water is a must. Preggie mom especially, if its hard to consume plain water, consume juice or anything tasteful but you must drink...from berbuka up until you meet sahur again. Have a drink by your bedside.. and consume whenever you feels like it.

Other than that, Aja change Aja nyer pumping schedule. Basically I pump 4 times per day, during Ramadhan it will still be 4 times. If non-Ramadhan months, I will start pumping after subuh, during this month I pump at 5.20 am after sahur so I can pump and drink at the same time. I will finish pumping in 15-20 minutes, and continue to pray and basically went to breastfeed back.. and get a little rest, as I went for work a little late in fasting months. Baby also are less fussy at this moment if they are asleep and usually still sleepy, so somehow its easy. The next pumping session is 10 am, the usual 1.30 pm becomes 2.00pm as I will take a nap in the afternoon after zohor prayer. Ok...sometimes its 2.30pm..hehe.. or I pump as early as 1pm and take a nap after that. Its a must for me to take a nap or at least lie down, first.. I need to get some rest. 2nd, make me less talkative... ;P

And the last session will be at 5pm, or during driving back home. Or if I feel too thirsty, I will shift the pumping session to after berbuka/iftaar and pump either by tandem nursing or by breastfeeding my baby first then pump a little. No matter how much you get, make sure at least try to pump 4 times per day and not less than non-fasting months. Basically fasting months will not effects your milk production, if the demand is still up. If they are affecting you milk production, especially in early days of the fasting-month, do try to make sure you're not dehydrated.

Other than that, ibu mengandung dan menyusukan, ada pengecualian tertentu. InsyaAllah.. kita cuba yang terbaik dulu, dan adjust mengikut kemampuan kita ya... ;)

*I am Wishing Us.. All breastfeeding and pregnant mommies smoothness in our fasting journey in Ramadhan. Also, I wanted to say thank you soooo much for your trust and loyalty to MyBreastpumpShop. I heart each and everyone of you.. *muahhh*

Love & Regards,
Aja ;)

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22 comments:

NHCH said...

aja, nak tanya. kalau dah beli freestyle, do we need to buy 1 manual pump eg harmony utk spare? tq ya.

farihah said...

salam ramadhan too.. may u have a blessed ramadhan :)

farihah said...

aja, nak tanya, berapa bijik botol kena ada untuk pumping and storage, average or the minimum no of bottles we should have. tq in advance :)

ajasu said...

salam N, hmm...In my opinion, kalau dh beli fs try guna dulu dan tgk keperluan camne.. kalau g lama2 terasa memerlukan pump manual. then baru decide on Manual pump ya ;)

ajasu said...

Salam Ramadhan Farihah,

Aja would say roughly dlm 16 bottles if you planned to use bottle + liners.

Jumlah bottle juga memainkan peranan dlm ketahan bottle tersebut. Email Aja for more explaination ya..cam kurang ruang jer nk explain here.. (`_^)

Am said...

aja buat la entry pasal qty of bottles...kalo nk guna botol jer..kalo mix with liners..etc :D

Pah Zarihan said...

kagum gile ngan ko aja,
4 pregnancy and 4 breastfeeding moments in ramadhan...

aku pun suka tido time tgh ari bulan2 posa ni hehehe

NADIA ANWAR said...

salam ramadhan aja.. lama x dgr citer (kecuali sparepart fs rosak jer heheheh)... sihat ker? baby dah brp bulan dah? baby nad dah setahun dah ;) alhamdulillah still fully bf..

Pauline Yap said...

salam ramadhan, kak Aja :)

nur said...

Salam Ramadhan Aja, promotion ni sah untuk online je ker?? kalu untuk grup kutu tak dpt lar extra tu ye.. hehe. frm: azyan putrajaya

AshAnas said...

MEDELA harmony RM199? sah sampai bila? sy mmg tgh cari manual breastpump ni...

ajasu said...

Salam Am, thanks for the email ;)

Pah dear,hehe..tak jugak, Aja melepek jer banyak. Kena2 kalau bulan Ramadhan tgh2 semester. Kering jer rasa..huhuu

ajasu said...

Hi Pauline, thanks

Nad, baby Nur dh 7 bulan semlm, hehhee... Aja n Nur 2-2 org gilir2 demam n selsema. Adoiyai... dugaan in fasting month (~_~;)

ajasu said...

Salam azyan, thanks for visiting. InsyaAllah kalau ada rezeki lebih, Aja include something dlm your package ya, although x sama dgn byr cash tp I will try to give a little something for you gals too..

AshAnas, mmg harga Aja utk medela Harmony RM199, poslaju RM8. Cuma kali nih promotions, aja tambah extra bottles ;)

farihah said...

wokeh!! :D

nordiana said...

salam aja,
i tgh preggy my 2nd son.. now dh 7 mths.. during my eldest, i pakai avent isis..itupun turun temurun (kakak punya) hehe.. alhamdulillah.. succeeded BF 6 mths ++..then only start campur FM..
ni yg 2nd, tgk balik breastpump avent tu.. dah siap kuning2 parts dia.. & suction pn xbrapa kuat dah... nak beli sparepart baru.. TAPI bila terbaca review harmony.. mcm tergoda nk tukar angin pakai harmony...
any good advise? agak2 kalo ok dgn avent isis tu... harmony shouldnt be a prob kan? (in terms of handling pumping tu & production-wise)...
Appreciate your feedback.. :)) thnks
btw, promotion still on ka??

ajasu said...

Salam nordiana, basically in term of handling and production wise takde masalah. Coz pump manual are all controlled by our hands so 'sepatutnyer' lah takde masalah. However, ada sesetgh mommies yg guna avent loves the petal massager though they dont like avent's for having lost of parts. Kalau org dh biasa dgn petal massager, maybe ambil masa skit nk biasa dgn softfit breastshield medela.

Tapi my advise, (I did mentioned in previous post), apa2 pump pun kalau dh beli. Biasakan diri guna. Kalau tak you'll end up keep buying new pumps ..Hope this helps

ajasu said...

Sorry, nk tulis 'lots of parts'... tp tertulis 'lost of parts' ..LOL

"...though they dont like avent's for having lots of parts..."

Enizza said...

salam sis aja..sy baru guna FS. ketika pam n sesudah pam, susu akan meleleh masa sy tanggalkan breastshield.. is it normal? sy tpaksa pegang both bottles during pumping supaya ia melekap dgn betul utk elak susu dr meleleh keluar. pls advise me..thank you.

MaZiaNa said...

This promo sampai bila ye?still available lg ke?;)

ajasu said...

Salam Enizza,

I wasnt sure why during pumping ada masalah tu,melainkan breastshield x lekap betul pada breast. But they shuld have melekap betul coz susu dh keluarkan? And kalau lepas pump masa nk buka breastshield mmg kena bend sikit badan, supaya susu masuk dlm flanges.

And please consult your seller/shop/dealer where you bought your pump. Tgk kalau2 ada manufacturing defects ke? Atau, kena tahu juga 1st hand ke 2nd hand, kalau 2nd hand maybe bentuk breastshiled dh berubah... etc.. So go back to the place you bought yours ya..

Regards
Aja

ajasu said...

slm Maziana,

InsyaAllah while stock lasts ;)