Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Khye: A Good Hefty Weight

I took Khye for his 2-month checkup for his immunization jab last week and as usual, his ped measured his weight and length.

Khye's Measurement @ 2 months old

Weight: 6.1kg
Length/Height: 58.5cm
Head Circumference: 40cm

Yes, my baby weighs a hefty 6.1kg at 2 months. His ped says he is at a very good weight for a breastfeeding baby and totally not overweight. Just a healthy breastfed baby gaining weight. I was like...erm..ok, no wonder he is so heavy when I carry him!

But I'm so proud that all my efforts paid off. At that moment, all the pain caused by nipple cuts and tears, and milk blisters, are all worth it. I would totally go through everything again to see my little baby growing up so well.

This is how Khye looks like at 2 months 4 days old. So very chubby.
18 November 2012 - 2 months & 4 days old

Some people told me that breastfed babies are thin and look malnourished due to 'diluted' breast milk. Some told me that breastfed babies' flesh are soft to the touch.
Well, Khye proved them all wrong. He is chubby and certainly does not look malnourished. And his flesh is pretty supple and firm.

I posted this photo of Khye on facebook and many people asked me if I am on a special diet.
Well, I am not. I don't eat any special food. But my mum do cook for me unripe papaya soup, and also fish soup every now and then. Not sure if these boost my milk supply (It didn't during Shern's time), but it makes me feel good though.
But I do drink lots of water and milk. That's about all. Actually I feel very thirsty now that I am breastfeeding, so basically I just drink lots of water when I feel thirsty.

Ok, good night people. Chubby Khye is saying good night too. :)


Quay Po Cooks said...

Your baby is so cute and adorable. He is one healthy chubby baby. Give him a hug for me:D

tanshuyin said...

Hie Quay Po....

Thanks for always visiting my blog, and leaving such a sweet comment here.

Anyway, I gave him many hugs from you! :)