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Breastfeeding Journey: All about Expressed Breast Milk - EBM

been wanting to write a post on this to keep as a memory of my " milking journey"  but argh it's been so outdated that i've forgotten some details.

anyway sadly, I'm unable to latch Sticky Bean as she's too used to being bottle fed while in NICU. Also when she was discharged, the PD advised for me not to latch her on yet, being a premature baby, her sucking reflex may not be as strong and so is her breathing, so it's safer to bottle feed, hence i became an exclusive pumping mummy..

my milk did not come in till after day 5, was so stressed up with the milk initially as the nurses and PD has been asking if i have any breastmilk for her whenever we visit baby ashlene at NICU.

During the first 3-4 days all i had was just vapours around the funnel when i pump, that is oh so demoralizing!

and finally from day 5 i started having tiny bit of droplets!

and so my milk supply grew from this...(PD say even droplets 5ml, 10 ml also good lolx)


to this
and this it's…

Sticky Bean's Birth Story at 34 weeks - Premature Baby

and so as predicted by our gynae, Dr James Lee where i will probably give birth by the weekend, Sticky Bean chose to arrive on 27th September 2013, Friday, prematurely at 34 weeks.
(read about my admission to Mt A the week before)premature baby at 34 weeks

As i was already admitted to Mount Alvernia on Monday which i truly appreciate now given the panic and sense of loss when my water bag burst, seriously i can't imagine if i'm at home and i kept leaking water like that, how am i supposed to get to the hospital without looking as though i'm wetting my pants or wetting anyone's transport.


The Bursting of the Water Bag premature baby at 34 weeks

It all happened at 3pm when i was prepared to take a nice, warm shower after my pee. When i was about to pee, i felt a "pop" sensation and a gush of water together with my pee. Was thinking something is not very right as the water is still gushing out like pee but i've finished peeing. Ok this is disgusting but when i…

Spotting and Contractions at 33 weeks

Haven't been updating for quite a while, well this was what happened, I was actually admitted to Mt Alvernia at 33 weeks, sometime around 23rd September and eventually gave birth prematurely at 34 weeks when sticky bean a.k.a Ashlene is supposed to arrive during 37 weeks will be updating the birth story and ashlene soon. Baby ashlene is now coming to 3 weeks old!

These were the last few shots of my preggie tummy at 32 weeks before i pop so suddenly, haven't even got to taking more shots and a friend of ours is supposed to help take some maternity shots..

The story ok so it all started when i went to the toilet one friday night, to my horror there's pinkish stain when i wipe and thereafter spotting on the pantyliner for about an hour.
Somehow i felt uneasy especially when my tummy feels tight all the time. Unfortunately, my gynae was not in town and 6th sense actually brought us to Mt Alvernia just to play safe.
As SOP, as long as you are more than 20 weeks pregnant, you hav…

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What Nobody tells you about being pregnant...

Well being a woman, we're more or less aware of what's gona happen to our body when we are pregnant, of course we put on weight, our figure goes haywire, there's the typical fatigue, backache, lack of energy, frequent need to pee, water retention, restriction on the drinks and food intake.
Each mummy tend to get different symptoms.

Apart from the above common symptoms, there are other symptoms which i was totally caught off guard, just thought of sharing it here..

1) pimples/ breakouts not just on the face but all over my body

2) frequent itching all over the body even though i do not suffer from heat rash

3) greasy / oily hair and face

4) much bigger nose somehow with black and white heads and tiny bumps on them no matter how diligent i am in putting a clay mask and squeezing those black heads out

5) this is the worst. Black armpits!! oh yes BLACK!!! nobody tells me and i never read about preggie mummies suffering from BLACK armpits as part of the pregnancy symptoms till …

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