Short post again.
I read the newspapers pretty fast. I merely scan the headlines and move on. For the past few months, the ads that really caught my eyes are the slimming ads. What to do? I am bestowed with buaya eyes mar, hehehe.
For the past month I have seen many slimming ads for new mothers. Initially I didn't think much about them but recently I have been quite disturbed. I mean, why pressure the mummies to slim down? During the first 6 months, their focus should be on their newborns and breastfeeding them. If you are breastfeeding and going on a slimming course with diet lagi, common sense tells me that you may not have enough nutrients for your baby. Ok ok, granted that these mummies may feed their baby commercial baby milk formulas, but breastfeeding is still best for your baby. Not Belacan, but doctors say so.
Anyway, breastfeeding is a natural way to loose those preggy weight also mar (ahem, Mrs B is a prime example), so let nature take its course. If after breastfeeding, and your weight is on the unhealthy side, then diet and exercise lor. Slimming agencies should be a last resort. Think of the $$ you can save for the baby's education (or insurance) fund.
But then hor, I ask are we buaya's the root cause for this slimming pressure for new mommies? Did their hubby's force them to loose weight? Did their hubbies love them less for looking more kembang than before they got married? Personally, I was a bit concerned when Mrs B lost weight fairly quickly after giving birth to SueAnne. I thought she was dieting or something but it turned out to be from breastfeeding.
So my fellow buaya hubbies, if you wanna the wife of your youth to look fab again, and with increased bra cup size *cough cough*, do encourage your wifey to breastfeed the baby. You can facilitate by cleaning and sterilising the breastpump and baby bottles, and most of all, be an understanding buaya hubby.
Whoa! Times up, back to the grind.
Belacan says... "suck baby suck!"