Sunday, November 15, 2009

"How can i get more rest,please?" ask a mama

being a mama is a non stop duty, dear. So hectic, tiring, yet enjoyable and wonderful at once. here's the doctors replied to the question : "How can i get more rest,please?"..hehe..

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I applaud moms who ask this question, because it's important to take care of yourself in order to do a good job of caring for your baby. The best way to get rest is to sleep when your baby sleeps. You can also ask for help from family, friends, or members of your religious community. Remember that you're asking for this help for your baby, not just yourself — so let go of the guilt when asking. Resting can be even more difficult if you have another child. Consider asking family to help with the other kids, or trading childcare with a friend or neighbor or through a mommy's-day-out program.
Life as you used to know it will return somewhat as your baby gets older, but trying to keep things as they were, be a great parent, and get your rest ultimately sets you up for frustration and disappointment. Let go of some things you did before, like keeping a spotless house, cooking involved meals, or ironing every piece of laundry.
Kelly Ross, M.D.
Pediatrician at St. Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri, and mother of triplets

In the first month of your baby's life, it's not unusual to be very tired. Your body has just been through a very challenging process, and the physical demands have changed dramatically. I usually encourage my patients to sleep when their baby sleeps, whether during the day or night. Try to resist the temptation to use your baby's nap time as an opportunity to accomplish other tasks around the house.
Your most important job during your baby's first month is to adjust to her. Limit unnecessary tasks, including overdoing housework. Social outings can be fun, but don't make plans that will cause you or your baby any unnecessary stress. Ask for help when you need it. If family or friends aren't available, you might consider hiring help on a short-term basis to relieve the pressures of housework. Most important, try not to sweat the little things or run yourself ragged by doing too much.

Samantha Maplethorpe, M.D.
Family physician in Issaquah, Washington, and mother of three

As a new parent who thinks she has to be Supermom, it can be difficult to ask for help, especially when you're breastfeeding. Sleep deprivation can be emotionally and physically devastating. Don't hesitate to ask your partner, friends, neighbors, parents, or a nanny or doula for a hand. Prepare a bottle of breast milk you've pumped or formula, and have your partner or a friend spend the night "on call" for the baby while you go someplace quiet and sleep. Step outside and take a walk, with or without the baby. Remember: People want to be helpful. Let them..

Leslie Gavin, Ph.D.
Child psychologist in Orlando, Florida, and mother of four


But, the most of all, don't ever miss your 5 times pray a day, and do'a. 

Allah tidak akan melupakan hambaNya yang sentiasa ingat kepadaNya. After all, siapalah kita tanpa kurniaNya?

...hatta untuk mengelipkan mata pun, kita perlu kepada kuasaNya...

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