Thursday, 26 April 2012

5 Breastfeeding: the not really 101 why's

You might think that i talks about the downhills of breastfeeding, but i am simply putting the title that way because with these 6 reasons only, they are enough to rest the case. Why do the nurses encourage us to breastfeed? They might even snatch the bottles from your hand if they sees you with it in wards. Haha, well at least in government hospitals! Read on, hot mommas, here is the health benefits you and your precious one possesed from breastfeeding.
A nursing baby ( aww, isn't she looked beautiful? she is not my baby by the way, i just grab this photo randomly from Google Image )

 1. It burns about 20 calories to produce an ounce of milk! Can u imagine how much do you burn if your baby drinks 4 ounces each sessions with 10 sessions a day? That's one way you could fit into your jeans in less than 3 months! I did it, so can you! For the first six months post pregnant, i never ever been on exercise nor am i watching what i eat but i still have a slender 34-27-36 figure

 2. The longer a mother breastfeed, the more protected she is from such womanly illness like, ovarian and breast cancer. We can see a lot of posters on this at hospitals and gynae clinics around the country.

3. Lower the risks of less womanly illness like heart-disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. Crrrrackk!

 4. Makes a mother feels good. Why? When a mother beeastfeeding, lots of oxytocin hormones released or we might called it as a 'bonding' hormone that gives you the feeling of relaxations as well as euphoria. Euphoria..i like to say this words over and over again.

5. Saves you a lot of cash on formulas. Do you realised how expensive it is?

 6. Breast milk is riched with vitamins and antibodies that is essentials to the baby's health for the first 6 months of her life. It prevents baby from developing allergies and lowers the risk of infections. This is proven by American Academy of Pediatrics

 There you go! Even if you are a working momma, you can still breastfeeding because there is a lot of products and services that helps a busy momma to continue nursing even after back to work. Me, myself had exactly 4 months of breastfeeding my little son because after i am back to work, my milk supply decreased gradually and that's when i stop beeastfeeding altogether and gives him formulas. It buys time too to really meet the formula that really suits him since i have tried at least two brands of formulas but he ends up getting diarrhea. Poor baby Chris. Finally he drinks up NAN 1 Pro though at first he was not a fan of it at all. Crying everytime he was weaned. But, he grows out of it in 2 days and now that he's 7 mo and couldn't live without it! Enjoy breastfeeding and be beautiful !

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

0 The Power of Best Friend

Meeting an oldest friend today after work. It was so thoroughly sweet, nostalgic and refreshing to be able to finally talk about the past and just about me and her about, the girls and the boys in our class during  high school. And also after that now i'm having crisis with my husband. I found out that he still following her ex girlfriend of 4 years updates through her blogs and facebook account and i doubt that he still in love with that girl. I am so thankful that my best friends visit me today and though I did not tell her about the crisis i'm having now in my marriage, I do feel relieved and refreshed after meeting her. She always able to make me feel better though I did not open up or impart any of my problem to her. It's all about reminiscing the good old times. I have to say that I am lucky in turbulence, I always have my friends on my sides. It's a different story when it comes to family , right?  I guess that's the power a best friend has on us. I always trust her with any secrets since high school and not that I do not trust her in my marriage matter , but for some reason,  I feel embarassed that my husband is in love with someone else. I also cannot stand the look that she will have on him if she heard of this. i am scared that people will judge him. I feel so helpless that I am hurt by him but still I don't want people to have bad impressions on him and give him some kind of look. I never feel so miserable, so helpless that I cannot do anything but to give it a flow on its own pace. Without realising it, suddenly my powerless, helplessness was all gone after talking to her, I feel more spirited and finally was able to write this post about my feelings as i face difficulties on how to write it all in here. Thanks to her for the strength and sense of reliefness I gained. Maybe finally I can really confront my husband about our crisis calmly.
This was taken during at June 2010.
"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."  

We had our dinner at one of famous restaurant in Pitas and then we parted after her friends was ready to pick her up before they heading back to Kota Kinabalu. The time seemed to be jealous at us, ticking quickly than ever when you are having a good times.By the way,  I wish she has a safe journey back to KK and hope to meet her again, soon.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

2 Tindakon Dazang, Misompuru, Kudat- Let the good times rolled

Last week, i joined a camping of Police Cadet for Pitas and Kota Marudu district level held at Misompuru Homestay, Kudat. Well at least that's the place we were told we were going in. but actually, we were not exactly at Misompuru , we only passed it. The camping actually took place at Tindakon Dazang Beach Resort. To those who never heard of this place, it's near Sikuati Kudat. The sand are white, the sea is the most beautiful blue  i have ever see. I have to admit that North Sabah possessed many of most beautiful beaches in Sabah. This might be the second most beautiful beach in Kudat after Tips of Borneo. It takes about 1 hour to get here from Kota Marudu town. The road to this beach is not fully tarred. You have to drive a four-wheel cars or else , get ready for giant potholes along the way. Tarred road is only half way to reach the beach. The rest is grabled and as you are getting nearer, the road is getting narrower which you have to drive through the 'baby' oil palm trees. these roads are no more grabled but dirt road. after the grueling journeys (if you are driving sedan), your broken hearted for your car will be mend with the breathtaking views.  Is it free to get to this beach? Other than transportations, yes, you will be charged MYR 2 for adults and MYR 1 for kids under 12 year old. With that entrance fees, you can go fishing at the rocks which beautifully carved by the sea waves for years or decades and have picnics with whoever you are bringing with you here. I can guarantee you that you will enjoy it! If you are not bothered to bring foods from outside, don't fret. There is  a bamboo built restaurant here where you can enjoy seafood here while enjoying the beach views and yeah , there is a swamp river too at the back of the restaurant.
It seems i havethis photo from my tab. this the view of retaurant from the longhouse. Not bad, hay?

View from the front of the restaurant

View from the hill to the beach at the back of the longhouse

This photo might not be relevant at all. It is one of my favorite sandcastle that a group built . There was a competition, and i think that this castle won

Besides fishing, you can also go kayaking here through the swamp river or you may choose to the sea. I am not sure of the fees but i think it's quite reasonable because a number of students did go kayaking during their free time on the camping. Too bad, whenever there is free time, i went back to the longhouse to nap. I went there for camping, but i end up staying in the longhouse because of few reasons. Uhh, talk about the longhouse? you must be wondering.Yeah, i mentioned 'homestay' , there is a homestay, a longhouse.For  your information, the longhouse is not the Misompuru Homestay but Tindakon Dazang Beach Longhouse Resort.  Built from jungle woods, bamboo, nipah, and wood pulp. i am sorry, i did not have photos of this longhouse as well as the restaurant. my camera was flat on the second day, plus i have no intention of blogging about this place at first but when i came back , i change my mind. Back to the longhouse, it is very refreshing that this house has natural air-conditioner since its wall are made from cuts of  bamboo which is arranged separately from each other. this makes the air go in and out through the wall. you won't even gonna find the window. I remember sergent Harris told us that a newly married couple cannot stay in this homestay. People will peek you when you make love! I am not sure of how far is the truth about this, but we all laugh about the jokes. But yeah, don't mind about it, we are here for the holiday so enjoy while it lasts.
She was one of the camp commandant. At a beautiful rock shaped by the wind and waves to a  horned  whale's head

Let the good times rolled. Uh, me is the one who jumped the highest :)

Those who wish to stay, there is electricity supplied and tap water. but be ready to gargle salt water from the tap. it seemed impossible to get fresh water  here because well, you'll find out. and also, do not expect to find toilet in the longhouse. the concrete made toilet is located fonly few metres away from the house,so do not worry. y ou will also have your shower here if you do not wish to sleep off the sea water you have swimming into. All in all, everything is clean because there is staff who will clean the toilet time to time.

Make some time to visit this place if you are heading north Sabah. It'll worth it. Enjoy!


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