I stayed in hospital for two to three weeks. The doctor suggested I take medication to stop breastfeeding as I might need to take anti-biotics for another 2 weeks. But, because I wanted to do the best for my baby, I believed I could continue to breastfeed and provide enough milk, so I did not obey the doctor’s advice. My baby drank formula for 2-3 weeks and I planned to return to breastfeeding when I left hospital.
By the time I finally left hospital, Tsz Kui was 40 days old. I was finally able to kiss my baby and breastfeed her. I felt extremely happy. I’m so glad I continued to breastfeed.
Now she is more than 24 months old and has learned to communicate with us. Every time I hear Tsz Kiu call me ‘mom’, I feel very happy and blessed. I am pleased that she can run and play in the park. And we hope that she can grow up healthily because she’s had breast milk.
My baby’s arrival made me and my family grow up. In the past, I thought I might not be a good mother. Now I work hard to learn and use all my efforts to protect my baby and give her the best I can.