October 30, 2022

Things I really wish I need to know as a first-time parent

 Content 

1. Breastfeeding 

- Food that boost/reduce milk production 

- Exclusive pumping schedule 

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2. Sleeping schedule /Day time routine 


I have been a mother for 8 Weeks and 4 days now. And the first 6 weeks of motherhood is very overwhelming for me. 


That are so so much life-changing moment/habit that I have to learn/practise which I could feel very depressed at point. For example, 







There are only 3 points listed here. However, there are many other major changes in my day time routine also. I don't have time for grooming, for working for planning for anything! 


Also,any of the point mention here is major enough to send me nerve-wrecking. I was so mentally exhausted followed by physically exhausted I finally understand why it is so easy to postpartum mother to get depression. 


For me, I dont get depression because of sudden hormone change, it is more like a SUDDEN  MAJOR LIFESTYLE CHANGING that is so COMPLETELY NEW to me. SOmething I didn't know exist before! 


Although I don't get depression, but this makes me want to escape more. At that time, I wish that 

1. Someone can help me to look after my baby so that I would be mentally at ease 

2. I could send her to nanny/infant care center earlier 

3. I yearn going out more, staying at home taking care of a baby with curtain closed send me depression too. 

3. I feel that working is easier, much more managable. Even when I am stress at work, I will have me-time ler. However, by taking care a newborn entirely by yourself ...I feel like I am working 24-7! 

Before giving birth, I feel at ease when it comes to night time, because I can rest my mind, relax and watch TV. 

Now.....at night....I feel depressed because I know I couldn't sleep well and have to get so many things ready like I only started working at night. Why the work like never meet the ending one...

4. I feel that full time housewife is a SUPERWOMAN! If they can be a full time mom, they can basically capable of anything. Omg, they are so mentally strong! 




So If you are a mother to be, I really wish that you would have mentally prepare yourself for all these life changing moment. 


So having to go through all of these, I guess I would have manage this major life-changing lifestyle/ moments/habit better if I know the following 



1. Equip myself with enough knowledge of breastfeeding 

2. Equip myself with enough knowledge of baby's sleeping pattern. 


Of course, there are still so many other new information to learn about new-born. 


For me the knowledge about breastfeeding and sleeping pattern would help me to manage my time better and I can better adapt myself to the sudden major  changing lifestyle because 


1. I have already mentally prepared for it - So I won't be so mentally exhausted 

2. I know how to manage my time, and know what to do when it takes place. 

September 27, 2022

A baby has 3 Super Powers!

 


We went back to hospital for baby's check up. At the time, we were so new that I didn't know that I need to standby formula milk in case baby is hungry. 

While waiting, baby was hungry and crying. She cried like it's the End of The World. Like Thunder roaring. 

Wei Sheng (short for WS) kept looking for me (I was having appointment at the Gynae too) so that baby can latch on me. 

And once she latches on me. Then the whole atmosphere suddenly became so quiet and easy. 😁😁😁

Updated :27th Sept 2022   - 10.49pm 
Confinement center :  She cries inside the room with door closed. I can hear it from  the nursery room at the ground floor. 







Even if my baby does not own the pair of big dreamy eyes. She is still attractive to me, agree? 

So one of her super powers is that she uses her advantage of her dream big eyes to attract you. 

Actually, new born baby's eye sight hasn't fully developed yet. They can barely see colours for now. However, the way she looks at me....Owh....how to resist?  








As of now, She can't babble yet. She cries only for now. 

I have seen this on my friend before. My friend who has also given birth not long ago.  ...She speaks to me like how people usually talk. 
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The language changed immediately...
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She speaks with more dramatic intonation, and very very repetitive. 
and short sentences. 

Then it was our turn. 
It happens to WS and me as well


Even if you are not a parent, you dont need to learn baby's talk. You will master  it the moment you carry them.😄😄😄😄












My doubt as a new born parent

1. Why does baby hiccups? 

Newborn hiccups are most frequently caused by baby overfeeding, eating too quickly or swallowing a lot of air. “Any of these things can lead to stomach distention,” Forgenie says. When the stomach distends it actually pushes against the diaphragm, which causes it to spasm, and voilà—hiccups!



2. Food that helps with lactation. 

a. Good source of protein 

b. Oatmeal  

According to anecdotal reports, oatmeal is one of the best foods for boosting the milk supply. It is also a good source of nutrients that are important for breastfeeding women and babies.

These nutrients include:

According to the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, oatmeal’s high iron content may explain why it is popular with breastfeeding women. Low iron levels can reduce the milk supply.

Oats are also versatile and easy to prepare, making them a great meal option.


Avoid: High-Mercury Fish

One food that you absolutely want to steer clear of while breastfeeding is fish high in mercury like tuna, swordfish and mackerel. Even in small amounts, mercury toxins can pass through breast milk to your baby and affect their brain and nervous system. 


September 23, 2022

The love from Parents : The first ever Confinement Food & The Socks

即使当妈妈了, 还是被娇生惯养 💕💕💕

太值得纪念了。 



Story 1 

Mother's Love : The first ever confinement food 

Erm...I guess pics speak a thounsands words


My brother Heng told me this. 
He said Mami woke up in the middle of night to google for the confinement food recipe for me. 

Soo Ann  also emphasizes that mami spent a whole lot of time to prepare the confinement food. and the 木瓜什么什么汤(savoury traditional Chinese herbal soup one) for me.

And my siblings are the ones who helped in packing I guess. I remembered my mom said that they also put in the bowl so that I can drink the soup. 










Story 2 

Father's Love : The Socks   



I didn't know this story until my sister told me. 

The socks were Rm 40 for 2 pairs. (It's from Uniqlo anyway)


I mean you can buy it at some other place with much lower price and more quantity. for example 7 pairs at Rm 35. Why would you spend more? 


My sister said she actually advised Ah Jie and Mami a few thousand times no need to spend so much to buy socks one. However, my sister  paid for it in the end because Ah Jie insisted. 


I think Ah Jie might think that my body was very weak after giving birth to a baby hence should buy me better socks so that It can really keep me warm. 


Luckily I asked about this. I wouldn't know this if I didnt ask. You should have told me this mar~~ HaiYor...Luckily I did ASK. 

After I heard the story. I was like...It's okay I will pay for it. The socks on me. 

After the phone conversation with my sis. I went to my wardrobe, and looked at THE SOCKS。

So that I would know which 2 pairs are them. 

and before I knew this, I would care to wear socks ....but know...I will diligently wear it... and take good care of it. (Like I wont wear the socks out to keep it away from Covid, haahah).


I guess I would keep the socks even after it has holes , and seal it properly with Ikea zip lock bags. 

#💖#💖#💖#

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September 22, 2022

Full time mom looking for job : What can you do?

 

What can you pursue as a full-time mom going to get a job ?

1.  Picking up new, beneficial skills

The below ones are more into the health and wellness related which fits my personality. After giving birth, I have new elevated awareness and increased priority on health and wellness related stuff like insurance, yoga, diet.

 

 

Learn some new skills which is beneficial to you. You can take a crash course, or It could also be you are taking 2-3 years to learn and gain experienced in order to be a professionally certified instructor , etc.

 

1.      Urut (The masseuse who Urut for me for the delivery was a full-time mommy before she ventured into full time masseuse. Her skills are so good she doesn’t need marketing herself. People go to her.)

 

2.    Gym one-to-one coach

3.      Yoga instructor (and there are so many different variant of Yoga Flying Yoga)

4.    Pilates instructor

5.    Art : Drawing , Music, Singing

6.    Cook :Selling your most popular dishes  : Overnight Oatmeal, Nasi Minyak, small scale catering,  cookies, Ang Ku Kueh , 满月礼盒

7.    Cooking school teacher: Teach people how to cook confinement meal , specialise into a certain type of cuisine like ..western cuisine, Japanese cuisine, Ramen, Pizza, etc

8.    Sewing

9.    Be a certified nutritionist

10.Be a sonographer (Just my personal preference, haha. I really wish that I could know the position of my baby during the ultrasound screening everytime, but I don’t know how to interpret it.)

 

11.English teacher (You can offer yourself to teach English if your English is above average, because in Malaysia , we speak broken English, so the demand to learn proper English is very high. )

12. Food Blogger / Mama blogger 

13. Video Edittor / Photoshop 

14. Handmade Craft - DIY workshop like bath soap, bath salt , shea butter. 

 

 

 

2.  Sales-related job

I guess you could easily name several of it before I elaborate.

 

A. Direct -sales (Amway, Herbal Life) It is about the wellness too.

-        For instance, I consume the calcium pill from Amway during my pregnancy.

-        Then, I also have F1 Formula drink from Herbal Life

 

B. Education system agent

C. Shopee/ Lazada online purchaser agent..

D. Thermomix mama

E. Slimming product, female nourishing products

 

 

 

September 20, 2022

Root Canal Treatment and Cost around KL and Selangor Area

 Endodontic/Root Canal treatment specialist Options:

1) Dentaville Dental Clinic

No. 7, Unit 1-6, Level 1, Nexus, Bangsar South City, Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

017-665 6585  | 10am – 7pm, Closed on Sun 

RCT Molar : Rm 2.8 -3.5K 

Consultation : Rm 250 



2) Tan Endodontic Specialist KL jln ipoh

03-40449918  | Mon – Fri 9-6pm 

1st Visit – Rm 320 

Examination – 170 

Consultation – 90 

X-ray – 60 


RCT Molar : Rm 4140 




3) Jac Lam Endodontic Practice Damansara Heights

03-20942860

Dr Lam 

Consultation : Rm 250 

RCT : Rm 3-3.5K




4) Dental Clinic Avisienna

11 branches : Kajang (HQ) |  Putrajaya  |  Shah Alam |   Nilai | Kuantan & More  

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT (RCT) 🦷

Anterior RM900-RM1000 (include filling & xray)) 

Premolar RM1200 (include filling & xray) 

Molar RM1500-RM2000 (inlude filling , x ray & CBCT scan )

Consultation : Rm 50 

Rct molar Rm 1500-2000

RCT by  Specialist Rm 2000-3000


Denai Alam Specialist : Dr Harlina

September 15, 2022

New Born Baby Gift List idea 2022

 A few of my friends have already given me baby's gift during my third trimester. By that time, I am still not very sure what I need. Now, however, as a new born Mom for 14 days (yea, with 14 days of experience, staying in the confinement center) and everyday shop online to buy stuff for the new born baby. )


P/s: Still updating as a 20-day-mom  

I didn't arrange is based on the budget, However, you can roughly gauge it yourself when you buy it. 

Do always check out with the parents as they are the one going to use it. If they have already have the item, then your gift might not be practical too.   




Here are some of the suggested list 

1. For Baby 

2.For baby (3 months& above)

3. For Breastfeed mom

4. For Breastpump mom

5. For mom (in General)


Online baby shop: 

Babydash



1. For Baby 

1. Ang Pao - the most practical one (and I can imagine the most of it will go to Diaper's purchase

2. Playmat  /Baby bouncer / Baby swing - The area where you place new born in the living room. 

Playmat is to place it on the floor when baby is bigger, can turn his/ber body, and can move around, As baby can turn his/her body, baby bouncer is not suitable  already. 

3. Baby's clothes : Taobao  | Nike  |  Happikiddo  - keywords :

Baby Clothes : KKBuy 




4. UV  Steriliser /Steam Steriliser - Make sure that the parents' house has sufficient space to put these gigantic electronic applicants.  

5. Milk Bottle (0-3 months | 3-6 months \ 6 -12months)    MAM   | He or She   
&  Bottle warmer 

6. Stroller / Car Seat / Baby Carrier 

7. Things to hang around baby cot 

8. Baby Snuggle Pillow :  Lazybear | V&W Baby Care 
1. 宝宝安抚巾 2. 豆豆被毯 3. 荞麦壳/乳胶枕头 4. 竹纤维餐具套装 5. 母婴包 (还可以变床🤩




a. Body wash 
b. Moisturiser 
c. Baby powder puff 

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2. Gift for baby when they are 3-6 months 


You can also buy things for baby for their use @3-6 months. The reason being is their parents are mostly already have gotten the things for new born ready. 

1.Baby toy
2. Teether 
3. CLothes at 3-6 months 
4. Milk bottle at 3-6 months  OR  6-12 months 
5. Baby feeding set around 9 months 




3. For breastfeed mom 

1. Nursing Pillow  Rm 99 from Ikea  (Sept 2022)







2. Wingchair  for breastfeeding 

Wing Chair : a high-backed armchair with side pieces projecting from the back.










The simplified wing chair in my confinement center that I use quite frequently  


4. For breast pump mom 

1. Breast pump - make sure it is the wireless and handsfree one 

Wearable Breast pump Rm 408 (Sept 2022)

2. Breast pump hands free bra 







5. FOR MOM  (In General)

1. Skin care- like Bio Oil - to apply at the belly after the labour 

2. Belly Band - can use the hands-me-down one, as I wont use it after my belly goes back to the normal size 



3. Milk booster :Moeder /Lactation cookies / 永生通奶茶

4. Health supplement : 余仁生  |  永生 | 补腰精 Waist Tonic 

Chicken Essence / Pure Chicken Essence 


5. Fruit : Avocado, Kiwi, Strawberry, Banana, Orange  - New mom might have constipation problem, even if they don't eating fruits like this is healthy and it is unprocessed, naturally raw food, Easier to digest too. 









6. Other miscellaneous 

To buy/get list as a new parent 


1. 天猫精灵  : Shopee MY   |  Taobao China  - For me to look at the time when breastfeeding with both my hand, in this way,  I dont need to look at the phone 


2. Thermoflask : Mini size one with small drinking opening.  so that Mami can drink warm water while in the rush or in the car 


A big thermos water bottle  : So that Mami can refill from the big one when the small one is finished. 


September 6, 2022

Baby Jaundice & Peadiatric clinic around Shah Alam & USJ area

 Summary : 

1. Hospitals (with paediatric department) nearby 

2. Peadiatric clinic nearby 

a. The cost of baby's vaccines until 18 months


1. Hospitals (with paediatric department) nearby 

a. SALAM shah alam Specialist Hospital -Seksyen 19 (General Pediatrics)

b. Hospital KPJ - Seksyen 20 - can consult doctor online  

c. Subang Jaya Medical Center (SJMC) - can consult doctor online  

d. Avisena Women's and Children's Specialist Hospital - Seksyen 14  

e. Hospital Shah Alam 

f. Universiti Malaysia Medical Center  (PPUM - Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya)- can go during the night time. Day time could be jam to reach PJ 

g. MSU - no paedatrics as of Sept 2022 , hard to find parking.  College hospital 





2. Peadiatric clinics nearby 

Hi all, would like to share this.

 

Next time if any mommy wants to bring baby out for Jaundice. Can try this Klinik Siti here

Just now we went to Klinik Aurora @Shah Alam Seksyen 13 – have to do the jaundice test by drawing blood. But my baby ‘s blood is clotting, coz she has so many blood test at UMMC on both her foot ady.

 

So the Klinik Siti have this test- Jaundice test through scanning, not the blood taking, although less accurate than blood drawing.

To scan through the abdomen, leg and forehead. No need blood taking one. So can go here if don’t want to take blood.

 

We went to Klinik Siti Subang Perdana

29E, Jalan Dinar G U3/G, Taman Subang Perdana, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor





1.     Klinik Liew – 6 ppl recommended this

Operation hour – 8am – 1pm (Closed on Sun & Wed)

Contact no :   03-8024 3333

 

2.     Deng child specialist at Usj 21 (near The Main Place)

8am – 1pm  - closed on Sun

 03-8024 0517

 


3. 

JUlieUSJ21 

9, Jalan USJ 21/10 UEP Subang Jaya, Usj 21, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor

03-8023 5510

8am – 10pm  - open daily 



4.     Sunshine Child Specialist Usj1.

Operates Mon to Wed and Friday 8.30am to 1pm

5.     Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 12pm.

6.     03-8081 5200



5. Clinic pixie at Taipan. Dr Low is very experienced at diagnosing and can administer injections before the child realises what is going on.

9am – 12pm (Wed, Fri, Mon)

10am – 1pm  (Tues, Thurs, Sat)

03-5638 4115




7.     Dr Yip - Happykids Child Specialist Clinic PJ –

Price in the currency of Ringgit Malaysia (RM )  - correct as of 14th Sept 2022

6in1 - Hep B / dTap / Polio / Hib – 200/jab  - will administer 4 jabs until 18 months 

The first jab at 6 weeks old

 

Pneumococcal Prevnar - 290

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) - 100

Rotarix 2 dose - 215

Chicken Pox / Varicella - 170

Influenza - 100

Hepatitis A - 140

Meningococcal - 175

Consultation charges - no consultation charges for vaccination.




 +60 11-5157 5453- can register through whatsapp. They can also whatsapp answer your enquiries. 




Klinik Anda

Price in the currency of Ringgit Malaysia (RM )  - correct as of 14th Sept 2022

Hep B - 45

Haxazium (DtaP + Hep B ) - 195

Pneumococcal - 280

MMR - 95

DtaP - 105


Additional vaccine

Influenza - 85

Chicken Pox - 160

Rota virus - 195   


Emergency

1.Hospital Umra

2. SJMC

3. UMMC