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My Ramadhan Challenges

7 Jul

Salam Ramadhan Al-Mubarak to all muslims. It is also a joyous time for the non-muslims where I grow up in where we get all kinds of authentic Malaysian food selling at food bazaar or Pasar Ramadhan also known as PARAM. I love my Nasi Kerabu, Ayam Percik, Tepung Pelita, Popiah Basah, Kuih Lopes and the list goes on. Param is also a place where you tend to bump into your old schoolmates. As I grow older and having domestic helper who enjoys cooking, we hardly break our fast or Iftar with PARAM food or even buffet outside. Home is always the best place with the people you love, save time and energy too.
Salam Ramadhan

This year I feel a little bit more excited for Ramadhan and Syawal. Maybe it is because of our new bundle of joy who arrived in mid-May. Read about my birth story in my next posting. Perhaps I’m feeling really lucky to be given the opportunity to experience another Ramadhan and perform my ibadah while I still can. Either or, praise to Allah for all His blessings.

Since my baby was only 44 days young on the 1st Ramadhan and I’ve decided to fast, I know my biggest challenge will be fasting, maintaining my energy level and at the same time produce enough amount of breast milk for her. I’ve fasted while nursing my 2nd child but at that time she was already eating solids. Based on experience, I know I had to stock up my Expressed Breast Milk (EBM) during my confinement in case my body could not produce enough during Ramadhan. My body is also not the type that produce much milk like some of the lucky moms out there but I’m determined to put extra effort to make it enough for the sake of my baby and my obligations towards my religion.

5 Grains Oatmilk Drink will help to enhance the quality of milk produced

5 Grains Oatmilk Drink will help to enhance the quality of milk produced

So, besides my proven instant milk enhancer which is instant Longan Red Date drink, this time I’ve added the Oat Milk into my menu. I’ve shared this with many other nursing moms many times and I think I should put it in my blog for more moms to benefit. By the way, I strongly recommend that you drink them warm. I love this Oat Milk drink as it has other good stuff such as Barley, Soya, Brown Rice, Black Rice, Flaxseed and many more which make the baby happy too. Alhamdulillah my 3rd baby is definitely a happier baby after each meal compared to my 1st two kids. What makes me more motivated to nurse and fast this year is it is the first time for my 2 sisters and I to do the same simultaneously. My elder sister is nursing her 6 month-old son and my younger sister, a first time mom is nursing her 9 month-old daughter. We were so excited that we decided to break fast together on the 1st ramadhan and bake our special lactation cookies on that day. The cookie was filling indeed and very rojak I would say. We added everything we could think of which could help in enhancing our production. The ingredients included were Almond, Hazelnut, Flaxseed, Chia seed, Oats, Brewer’s Yeast, Butter, Choc Chips and Butterscotch Chips. Well now you know what we have been feeding ourselves for Iftar and Sahur.

I'm consuming this lactation cookies as often and as many as my dates during this Ramadhan.

I’m consuming this lactation cookies as often and as many as my dates during this Ramadhan.

My second Ramadhan challenge is performing the Teraweeh prayer. It is a long prayer with breaks in between but when you have 3 young children, it needs some coordination, management, patience and a lot of energy too.

My other Ramadhan challenge would be teaching my 6 year-old son to fast. We have sent him to Ramadhan camp a month before and talking to him about what to expect from this 30-day period. As expected there were a lot of WHYs coming from him, which needed some creative motivation. We even watched Upin & Ipin cartoon on Puasa episode together. I have to admit, Upin & Ipin cartoon rocks! They are hilarious and made me miss my childhood all over. It made me miss my cousins too. I’m really looking forward to meet most of them this Syawal and simply chat about the good old days….Have a blessed Ramadhan!

This is how I keep my 2 kids occupied throughout Isyak, Teraweeh and Witir.

This is how I keep my 2 kids occupied throughout Isyak, Teraweeh and Witir.