My boss is recently been blessed with a baby boy.. 4.15kg !! Fuyyyoo ! I can see the happiness and cheerfulness on his face as this is his 1st child. My boss is a very hardworking employee..work..work..work and only get married at mid-30. after 2 years ++ waiting , finally he become a daddy!
It has been a week since the baby arrived. Everyday come to work, there must be story about his dearest baby… He is very excited when telling me about his son’s progress. I spice up the conversation by asking how is Chinese’s confinement style. What the wife consume and not to forget about breastfeeding (BF).
He started to talk to me about having a baby since Raya 2008. We ate together at one of my colleague’s open house . He seems interested to know bout having a baby . That time the wife haven’t conceive yet. Asking me about who is taking care my daughter , about BF and even asking me when am I planning for no .2 child..Wah…not so soon boss ( that time la)
We were chatting on babysitter’s pay which now is increasing especially for Chinese community, about spending on diaper and milk. I just came out with statement
“Luckily I no need to spend on formula milk”.
Then his face become soo curious as if in his mind asking “why?’
Then after few seconds he realized that I am exclusively BF my daughter and nodded his head ( I got his permission first for escaping to nursing room, that is why he got it quickly ) , U can read some of my conversation with him in this entry.
The wife who work in the same company with us also been inspired by her counterpart who is also my pumping-mate. Both of us are encouraging this couple to support BF. The wife initially was attracted on how BF can save $$ (as the husband is working hard driving cost saving project- and me as ‘mangsa’ execute the project -of cos the husband will agree ) . But I keep reminded her, the whole idea of BF is not about saving . Is more than that .
When she gave birth , I was away from office. My boss texted me via SMS announcing the arrival of the baby. I congratulate him and my last sentence is of cos to remind him to support the wife to BF . As the wife gone thru a c-zer, she may need more support .
Yesterday morning as usual, he told me about his son’s story He told me that his son drink a lot. 3 oz for a week-old baby . Oho..my mind tells me that is a FM . If BF how can he knows is a 3oz without pumping out ? I think my boss suspect that I was thinking about FM. Then he admit, they mix with FM as the wife still weak and painful due to c-zer .
Today, while buzy doing work, suddenly he turned and asked me ?
“ Do u know is Similac good or not?”
I paused wondering about what is Similac related to my work. Oh…my boss is not asking me bout work related stuff but about FM !
“ Oh, am not sure la F…” I never buy FM before” ( dalam hati berkata ‘boss, I am not the right person for you to refer with regards to FM lahh..)
The he started to tell me about this person recommend S26, that person recommend x brand. He has a big tin of S26 in house. I just not in favor to continue the conversation but due to he was asking for opinion and he’s my boss , I just told him what I know. And my answer is very bodoh one.
“I am not sure which one is good but some of engineers here giving their baby with Enfa milk. ( This is fact that I got thru chit chatting ). Even richer employee buy PediaSure ( yes, this is was told to me by one of Mummy Manager who bought Pediasure for her child). Isomil also good..( I dunno I just guess)..”
Jawapan yang sangat tak membantu. I mean I really no idea but trying to help. I just quote the price as a measure, the more expensive the better lah kot! Sorry boss. Seems like he didn’t satisfied.
Untuk ambik hati I continue…
"Look at how your baby poop..Ok or not ? Kembung or not ? Each babies differ to each other. S2 6might not good to you but ok to other."
Then he said that they are monitoring that.Our conversation stopped there and I continue working..
Am I loosing my passion to promote BF to him??? I hope not.