Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ovulation Period

ovulation occurs when a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is available to be fertilized. for normal period circulation, it occurs every month, and only for a day. woman's egg or ovum ables to live only for 12-24 hours after released by ovary.

how to determine that you're ovulate?

1. it occurs in the middle of your period cycle. i.e. if your period is 28days, it's on the 14th day. if your period cycle is 34 days, it's on the 17th day. however, gives 5 days tolerant. and bear in mind that sperm can live until 72 hours. so no worries./

2. your discharge will change to a wet, slippery substance that resembles egg whites just before ovulation occurs and until ovulation is over.

3. your body temperature increased.

4. you'll feel some pain on your waist.

how to ensure that you're naturally ovulate?

1. free yourself from stress.

2. consult your doctor.

3. watch your diet.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Nasi Kerabu

special to Dyda. ini nasik kerabu my style la. hua hua hua.



utk nasi:
beras secukup nak makan berapa orang (katakan 5 orang)
daun bunga nasik kerabu 3-4 helai or pewarna biru (kalo xmo, xyah letak apa2, biar je kaler putih)

utk sambal ikan:
1 ekor ikan kembung atau 2 ekor ikan selayang
sikit lada hitam
sebijik bawang merah
sikit kelapa parut
garam sikit

utk ulam:
apa2 saja jenis ulam/sayur yg available

utk budu:
1/2 cawan or secawan kecik budu (agak2 utk mkn 5 orang)
sedikit belacan, agak2 sebesar kuku ibu jari
1 biji bawang merah & bawang putih

utk sambal lada:
beberapa biji cabai
1/6 bawang bombay
sedikit garam

cara2 membuatnya:

1. nasi dimasak sperti biasa. kalo nk kaler2 pakai bunga tu, ramas/tumbuk bunga sampai kuar air biru & campur dalam nasi. kalo nak pakai pewarna, carikan lebih kurang 1/4 sudu pastu campurkan dlm nasi.

2. ikan dibakar/dipanggang (ikut mana yg suka). kemudian buang tulang. pastu tumbuk dgn lada hitam, bawang merah & kelapa parut. kemdian garamkan sikit.
selepas itu, gorengkan tanpa minyak hingga kering.

3. ulam2 dipotong dengan halus.

4. masukkan bahan2 utk budu dalam kuali/periuk. panaskan & tambah sedikit air. masak hingga gelegak.

5. tumbuk semua bahan2 sambal.

~~dah siap!!!


Menggunakan bahan yg sama kecuali:-

kaler biru diganti dengan kunyit (kaler kuning)
tambah tumis

bahan2 utk tumis:
cili kering (diblend)
batang serai
bawang merah & putih (tumbuk)
garam + gula secukup rasa

cara membuat tumis:
1. tumis bawang yg ditumbuk tadi.
2. bila dah agak garing, masukkan cili kering yg diblend tadi. goreng sampai cili garing.
3. masukkan santan, kacau hingga sebati. masukkan garam + gula.
4. masukkan batang serai.
5. masak atas api sederhana, kacau hingga pekat & pecah minyak.

~~dah siap!!!

cara makan:
gaul semua benda dalam pinggan. dan telan. yummy!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

How to Store EBM (Expressed Breast Milk)

First, let's start with the basic:

1. when to start pumping.
- start to pump for storing at least 1-2 weeks before go back to work.

2. when to introduce bottle to a newborn?
- employed moms can help the baby learn to take a bottle once breastfeeding is going well. it is best to wait for 3 to 4 weeks to introduce bottles.

3. how long should i pump each time?
- pumping takes about the same time as breastfeeding, but with practice and a good pump, it can be as little as 10 to 15 minutes. while at work, try to pump as often as baby's usual feeds.

Then, go to the main agenda:

how to store breastmilk?
1. breast milk can be stored in a plastic or glass bottle with a sealable top, or in a sterile, sealable bag. each container should be labeled with the date, time the milk is expressed and if possible, the quantity in each container.

**L-R: milk storage kit, disposable liner, bottle,
bekas dadih (erk, it's not the EBM contained), plastik aiskrim.

2. consider storing breastmilk in a variety of increments, some in 2 oz and some in 4 oz or more to avoid wasting it.

where to store breast milk?
1. at office:
a. use cooler bag to store breastmilk. no need to freeze unless your travel is not that long or your cooling bag able to withstand the freezed EBM until you reach home.
b. put the EBM into your house's freezer.

2. breast milk best:

a. room temperature - 4-8 hours
b. back of refrigerator - 3-8 days
c. back of a freezer compartment located inside a refrigerator - up to 2 weeks
d. back of a separate door refrigerator/freezer - up to 3 months
e. in separate deep freeze at a constant temperature - up to 6 months

how to thaw breastmilk?
a. swirl the container of milk in warm water or by putting the container in the refrigerator the day before it is to be used. d
b. don't use hot water to thaw breast milk!
c. never thaw frozen breast milk in a microwave oven. the milk could get too hot and burn your baby. microwaving can also destroy valuable proteins in breast milk.
d. use warmer to thaw breastmilk.
e. thawed breast milk can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours, but it should not be refrozen.

Myths About Breasfeeding

1. Not every woman can produce milk.
Majority of women produce more than enough milk. Most babies do not 'enjoy' breastfeeding, do so not because the mother does not have enough milk, but because the baby does not get the milk that the mother has. The usual reason that the baby does not get the milk that is available is that he is poorly latched onto the breast. This is why it is so important that the mother be shown, on the first day, how to latch a baby on properly, by someone who knows what they are doing.

2. Not enough milk for the very first 3-4 days.
Again, mostly it is because of the baby is poorly latched. By not latching on well, the baby is unable to get the mother's first milk, called colostrum.

3. Mother’s milk becomes less nutritious after the first year.
Mother’s milk continues to provide substantial amounts of nutrients well beyond the first year. At some point your baby will need to take in nutrients from other sources, but mother’s milk remains a valuable contribution to your child’s diet.

4. If babies feed a lot, that means they aren't getting enough milk.
Because breast milk is so easy to digest, babies generally get hungrier sooner than if they are formula-fed.

5.Breastfeeding changes the shape and size of your breast, or reduces sensitivity.
While pregnancy does somewhat alter the look and feel of your breasts, experts say breastfeeding does not cause any changes beyond that.

6. Your milk has no value to the baby after three months or six months, or a year.
Your milk has more antibodies to protect your baby from illness at a year than it did at three months.

7. Modern infant formula milks are very similar or the same as breast milk
Infant formula milk does not contain the antibodies, living cells, enzymes or hormones present in breast milk. Breast milk is designed for each individual baby and changes over time, whereas infant formula milk is designed for every baby.

1. Learn about breastfeeding as early as you're still pregnant.
2. Share with other moms who are exclusively breastfeed, successfully.
3. Choose to deliver at Baby Friendly Hospital (most government hospitals & several privates are BB Friendly).

Monday, June 25, 2007

Zikir Utk Elakkan keguguran

Ya Raqib

Ya Mubdi'

Thursday, June 14, 2007

How to Stimulate Breastmilk During Pregnancy

the first thing is, make sure you really want to breastfeed your baby. don't think about 'i'm afraid that my milk supply is low', 'i afraid if i won't be able to breastfeed', etc.

to stimulate breastmilk supply during pregnancy:-

1. gentle massage on breast and nipple.
  • use finger, starting from nipple onward, don't put pressure, just like what you did on your eyelids.
  • gently massage the breast with kneading-like motion.
  • slowly twist the breast in clockwise and anticlockwise motion.
  • put hands on the breast (two hands + nipple at the middle) and press slowly.
CAUTION: be as gentle as possible, don't put too much pressure on your breast or it will flatten the lymphatic vessels.

2. by asmaul-husna.
  • take a glass of water (can use air musoffa).
  • start with basmalah (3x/10x/100x) and selawat.
  • recite Allahs' name "Ya Maatin" 70x
  • end with selawat and basmalah (3x/10x/100x)
  • drink with intention to breastfeed.
we try, and tawakal. hopefully everything would be fine and Allah allow us to fully breastfeed our kids. ameen.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Ketupat Sotong

teringin la nak makan ketupat sotong. tah bila sempat nak mbuat nih.

ini resepi Kelantan mari!!

  1. 10 ekor sotong sederhana besar
  2. 1 cawan beras pulut
  3. 2 cawan santan sederhana pekat
  4. 1 keping gula melaka
  5. sedikit garam
  6. gula secukupnya
  7. sehelai daun pandan
  8. 10 batang lidi- 3-4cm panjang
  1. Bersihkan beras pulut. Rendam dengan santan selama 30 minit. Toskan beras. Santan bekas rendam beras tu dimasukkan ke dalam periuk.
  2. Bersihkan sotong. Keluarkan kepalanya.
  3. Isikan beras pulut ke dalam sotong 1/3 penuh. Tutupkan dengan kepala sotong. Cucuk dengan lidi supaya kepala tak tercabut. Masukkan ke dalam periuk yang ada santan tadi.
  4. Masukkan garam, gula melaka dan daun pandan. Masak sehingga pekat.
  5. Ambik sikit kuah tadi dan rasa sama ada dah cukup manis atau tidak. Kalau belum manis bolehlah ditambah dengan gula.
yummy2! nanti kalo dah buat bole la upload gambaq nya...