Cheryl Wee talks motherhood, breastfeeding and more with theAsianparent
"At the end of the day, don’t forget and lose focus on the beauty and miracle and joy that is in front of you. Your baby!"
Cheryl Wee on Motherhood and More
First, a huge congratulations to your and your husband on becoming parents! We would love to hear more about your birth story. What was the toughest part of it and how did you cope? And the most beautiful part?
The most beautiful part didn’t come immediately that second when he was born and they placed him on me. It was about 45 mins later when they cleaned him and I was more settled and the baby started latching on my for the first time. Roy was beside me, and I felt this miracle and bliss I’ve never felt before. I couldn’t believe this little human came out of me. And that we are now a family.
So that other new dads (and dads-to-be) are encouraged, do tell us how Roy supported you in pregnancy, birth, and now.
You’ve passed the 40 day mark already. First, we would love to know what Baby “M”‘s name is (but of course we understand if you don’t want to tell us just now!). And second, tell us how easy/hard it’s been sticking to confinement practices. Did you follow the traditional rules? Or did you make some exceptions?
Up to now, what have been your biggest ‘new mum’ challenges? And I’m sure new mums reading this would really appreciate you telling them how you’ve overcome these (if any).
How has your breastfeeding journey been so far? Do you know yet for how long you hope to nurse Baby M for?
What has been your best advice thus far when it comes to breastfeeding? Any milk boosters you’ve taken and that have worked?
Finally, your words of encouragement to all new mums out there, especially related to baby’s first month and breastfeeding.
“And at the end of the day, don’t forget and lose focus [on] the beauty and miracle and joy that is in front of you. Your baby!!