Tandem Nursing

Post by The King on July 17, 2008 

Update by: zACk
Due to mamafiza’s still not fully recovered from her sickness, I’ll help to post her “draft post“. Thank you.

Dear Lovely Mommies,

Wish you were in sweet moment *hugs*

This week, I love to share some tips on tandem nursing due to I’d received lots of inquiries regarding to the above matter.

Tandem nursing is very rewarding for mom and kids alike.

Alhamdulillah, I’ve been doing it continuously for more than 4 and 1/2 years now and have found that the benefits definitely outweigh the challenges.

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Tandem nursing kiddies :-D

Wherever I go, people always ask me the same thing:

Yes, I’m still nursing the baby and my 2 and 1/2 years old and I’m pregnant our no. 4th!

I’m tandem nursing 3 siblings becoming 4 (all: direct feeding *Alhamdulillah*).

It is just the way things worked out, because I had my babies close together, and I am letting them self-wean.

To tell the truth, it’s not that big a deal, and not very different from tandem nursing just two.

Nursing older kids isn’t the same as nursing babies.

They don’t nurse as frequently, and they can wait a while if the location or time is not convenient for nursing.

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Why I Choose to Tandem Nurse?
Most people know that breastfeeding is best for babies, but fewer are aware that it’s also very important for toddlers and beyond, for emotional as well as nutritional reasons.

The immunological benefits of breastmilk for a toddler are the same as for a baby.

Nursing toddlers get sick less often, and usually less severely, than those who have been weaned.

If a toddler does get sick, it’s nice to have food available that is easily digested, full of antibodies, and offered in a warm and comforting way.

Breastfeeding is also a great way to calm out-of-control children, especially if you are visiting a place where they can’t roam around freely.

It gives busy toddlers a few rest periods in the day, to get more energy and security to go on exploring. At night and before naps, nursing helps children unwind and relax for sleep.

Plus, a woman’s risk for breast cancer decreases the longer she nurses *Insya-Allah*.

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Me & Beloved kiddies ;)

The Sweet Moment
Tandem nursing really has helped my children accept a new baby.

The nursing will generate a lot of prolactin, the “mothering hormone“.

It also has been reported that siblings who are tandem nursed seem to experience less sibling rivalry.

I can’t confirm this, since I don’t know how it would have been if I had not tandem nursed my kiddies, but it makes sense to me. It is so enjoyable to see my 2 years old put a loving hand on her baby sister when they nurse together.

Relaxed weaning is one of the biggest advantages of tandem nursing, in my humble opinion.

I want my kiddies to nurse as long as they need it, and tandem nursing enables me to not push them into a stressful and premature weaning.
My oldest son began weaning himself from the breast, nursing less frequently and often skipping days at a time.
One day he nursed and then told me, “Now all the breast is for our baby”. And he didn’t nurse again! ;)

The Test:

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How to Do Tandem Nursing:

Tandem breastfeeding, or tandem nursing, is the breastfeeding of two children at the very same time.

You can tandem breastfeed twins, or children of different ages, such as a newborn and a toddler.

Tandem breastfeeding takes some patience and practice, but lets you feed two children at once.

Lets try these steps to breastfeed your babies:

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YunaFi-cHan & Me ;)

It’s such a lovely feeling to have both my children in my arms nursing ~ mamafiza

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How to Breastfeed while Pregnant:

If you are pregnant, but still have a breastfeeding toddler, you may be wondering how to breastfeed while pregnant.

Many women successfully breastfeed their toddlers throughout their pregnancy and then tandem feed; breastfeed both children successfully.

Notes:

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May you enjoy breastfeeding time with your baby & toddler! *hugs* ;)

Gambatte ne mommies
! God bless!

Behind the Scenes: LittleKittle.com on WHI, TV3

Post by MamaFiza on July 16, 2008 

Konnichiwa to our devoted readers ;)

Wish ya all the best and may you enjoy your day. Amin~

Alhamdulillah, we had just completed LittleKittle.com’s LIVE show on Wanita Hari Ini, last Friday (July 4th, 2008) at Sri Pentas TV3.

Everything was smooth sailing. Thank you so much for your encouragement and du’a. *hugs + tears*

*gazillion thanks to my dear hubby, lovely kiddies: KiruaMi-cHan, ReiHi-cHan, YunaFi-cHan and lil HidE-cHan (inside tummy)*

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing ~ Albert Einstein

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Below are some pictures of us; behind the scenes ;)

We would like to thank you to Tv3 & Crew, WHI Producer: Miss Ifawani, Miss Ruhil Syafinaz, WHI Host: Miss Azizah Ariffin, Miss Azura, WHI Cameraman, Technicians, Miss Professional Make-up Artist and the rest of TV3 family for their love to us.

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Arrived!

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KiruaMi-cHan: ouside of waiting room *uh oh with Uncle Rosyam Noor*

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Credit to our best partner of the day: the King & lil YunaFi-cHan ;)

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Lil fishes seems to be “TOO” interested in YunaFi-cHan

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Big bro & big sis with new “pet”

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Tadaa~ they even managed to spot Mr SpongeBob SquarePants

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Accomplished to give our biz cards to Sir Rosyam Noor *he is so kind!*, TV3 Producers & Crew *alhamdulillah*

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Superb team; WHI Producer – Madam Ifawani, WHI Presenter – Madam Azizah Ariffin, Camera & Technical Team~

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Sir Cameraman~

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Getting started~

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1,2,3:Action!

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Stop for a while…

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Get ready kiddies ;)

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LIVE action~

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KiruaMi-cHan & ReiHi-cHan: focused on drawing~

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Keep on scribbling munchkins ~

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Me & my beloved kiddies!

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Uh oh ;)
Yes, I’m 37 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby!

Together with this posting, I attached our WHI LIVE shows videos, dedicated to all supportive parents out there.

*Credit to Sir kocut & Miss SickBoo from JIWANG Torrent Crew for recording matter*

p/s: Due to I’m still not fully recover, please ignore my sore throat voice. Thank you ;)

WHI: Sekolah di rumahPart 1

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WHI: Sekolah di rumahPart 2

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Madam Azizah Ariffin
told me that there were too many questions left unanswered due to lack of time.

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Keep on rollin’ mommies ;) Homeschooling is ROCK!

May Allah swt always help & guide you. Amin~

Gambatte ne! *hugs*

*winks to Miss CoachSha*  ;)

Malaysian Homeschool Unite Playgroup

Post by The King on July 13, 2008 

Update by: zACk
Due to mamafiza’s still not fully recovered from her sickness, I’ll help to post her “draft post“. Thank you.

Dear Trusted Readers,

Wish you were in a splendid weekend ;)

Just a lil update soon; please do share your thoughts. Gazillion thanks *hugs*

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Thank you for supporting us. May Allah swt bless your day. Amin~ *cheerio* :-D

DiGi FU-YOH Street Blast Fashion Design Final 2007

Post by The King on July 9, 2008 

Update by: zACk
Due to mamafiza’s still not fully recovered from her sickness, I’ll help to post her “draft post“. Thank you.

Hola dear lovely readers ;)

Wish you were in great health *hugs*

This post is dedicated to my unpublished post in year 2007.

Hope to share some stories & tips today ya!

Okie dookie, lets begin:

A day before the final deadline, I bumped into an advertisement regarding to DiGi FU-YOH Street Blast Funky Fashion Designer Final Competition 2007 and willing to try!

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Competition~ Rules & Regulations

Theme: Funky & Retro

I decided to mix both of the above elements into Malaysian Art, so I voted for Batik.

Alhamdulillah, within 24 hours, I finished all 4 of my illustrations design (using Adobe CS3 + WACOM Intuos3 12×12) & submitted those design via email on deadline date *uh oh, will they accept ‘em?, only God knows*

One week later, on November 13th, 2007; I received an interesting phone call from my sis Mea and she said that “A guy from DiGi were searching for you, he couldn’t reached you, he called to granny’s house instead and you’re one of 8 finalists for DiGi FU-YOH Street Blast Funky Fashion Designer Final Competition! He mentioned that you’re the only Malay that made it through

~Wut da..? Alhamdulillah! OMG what a surprise to all of us :-D

DiGi were giving RM1000 cheque to each of finalists to fabricate 4 costumes for the Final Runaway Show during Digi FU-YOH Street Blast at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, on November 24th, 2007.

Hence, I need to complete sewing all costumes within one week before the event! I just got 4 days! *no more personal batik chanting dream for me, uh oh!*

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My beloved family ;) Picked up our design cheque!

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Below are some print-screen images of my lucky email & illustration designs which had been selected as one of 8 finalists around Malaysia for DiGi Street Blast Funky Fashion Designer Competition 2007:

My Lucky E-mail
Lucky email~

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1st Design

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2nd Design

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3rd Design

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4th Design

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Sadly 2 days before the final event; the King, KiruaMi-cHan, ReiHi-cHan and YunaFi-cHan were struck down with heavy fever (vomiting and diarrhea) *oh poor~*

I didn’t want to continue for the final show due to my family only have me to rely on.

But, my hubby and kiddies asked me to try my best; and here I am as doctor in charged and fashion designer in the making. I didn’t slept for more than 72 hours (including in final day).

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KiruaMi-cHan’s & ReiHi-cHan’s with da cheque~

O yes I just ended up putting incomplete fabrics for the show because I love my family more than anything.

Alhamdulillah, we made it to Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur to cheer up our kiddies to join the runaway show (held at night).

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Agreement Contract & Cheque

Whoops..let’s stop for a while, I want to share some tips with ya according to my experience ;)

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Simple public outings, from a family dinner to a trip to the grocery store or any event, can pose a challenge when there’s a small child in tow.

Their natural curiosity drives them to wander about, and their short attention spans make it tough to sit still for more than a few moments.

Yes, it is tricky yet challenging for parent to deal with hyperactive toddler, however you could possibly lead the way!

*Insya-Allah, practice makes perfect*

With a little extra planning, it is easy to keep a little one behave and content while out in public ;)

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Let’s share some tips of How to Keep a Your Toddler to be Content and Happy in Public:

Notes:

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Below are some of our pictures at DiGi FU-YOH Street Blast Fashion Design Final 2007 event ;)

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Arrived~

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Baa~ ;)

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With their favorite cars!

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KiruaMi-cHan’s dream cars!

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Big bro most-liked “Yellowish Uncle*

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Rehearsal Time~ Me with my models :-D

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“Tha Crowd”

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Me: On the runaway *catwalk uh oh tha weirdo: stickgal, lol!*

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Aftermath: Me, Ikin’s mother & Sis, Ikin

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Sweet lil Ikin & Me ;)

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My Lil Sis Mea, Me *closing my eyes? oh!*, Ikin’s Sis n Lil Ikin

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Me & other designers *huhu*

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Me: Congratulated the Winner: Sir Joe Chia *he is so warmhearted in person* Only 1 winner will be chosen.

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My prize from tha event, Nokia 7500 Prism

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Tadaa~

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Don’t forget to make each day of your family life a marvelous day, mommies.  *Insya-Allah*

May you have a pleasant time. God bless! *Amin*

Gambatte ne~ ;)

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