Jun 28, 2014


I saw some hibiscus flowers in a resort garden where we spent our weekend trip last week.

Breastfeeding Myths

No one denies that breast milk is the best food for your babies. But there are some myths out there that may make new moms reluctant to breastfeed their babies. So, here are some breastfeeding myths and the true facts about them:
Myth : Breastfeeding is very troublesome
Fact :
There is no easier way than to feed your baby with breast milk. Mom’s breasts do not like to be bottles that need to be prepared first. Breast milk alone is appropriate dilution and milk, it doesn’t need to be adjusted and measured as well as a bottle of milk. And always be ready when the baby needs. At the time on the trips, you don’t need to worry about flasks, spoons, etc.

Myth:Mom is too tired to breastfeed immediately after the baby’s birth
Fact :
Except in emergency situations, a new mother is able to breastfeed immediately (early initiation of breastfeeding). Breastfeeding babies straightly is very useful for mothers as it helps in preventing bleeding.

Myth: Newborns can’t breastfeed their own
Fact :
Babies have a strong instinct to find the nipple during the first hour after birth. If not breastfed immediately, this instinct will be disrupted and resulting in complications and troubles in breastfeeding

Myth: Breast milk hasn’t come out, what for breastfeed babies?
Colostrum -the yellow first fluid is breast milk. Colostrum will exit immediately after birth, though only a little, but enough amount for your baby. Colostrum will be out for 3-4 days.

Myth: Breastfeeding is not possible when you have small breasts and sinking nipples.  

The outside appearance is totally different from how a mother can produce breast milk. Inverted nipples do require preparation before breast-feeding. Babies like milk that comes out from any shape of mom’s breasts.
Myth: The first breast milk is very little, then the baby will cry and hungry when not given other food or drinks.
Although the fluid that comes out seems in a little amount, it is sufficient enough for newborns because newborn’s stomach capacity is only about 4 teaspoons.

Myth: Infant formula milk will make babies fatter
Most important substance for infants can only be obtained from natural sources, namely breast milk. Infants given formula-fed at 0-2 months of age will be at risk 12 times of diarrhea disease than infants fed breast milk alone.

Knowing the truth about breastfeeding myths and facts will ensure every new mom to breastfeed their babies sincerely.

Jun 27, 2014

Sky Watch: Sunrise at Kingkong Hill

I don’t know why the hill named as Kingkong Hill. It’s one of favorite view points in Bromo National Park (East Java, Indonesia) to watch sunrise at Kingkong Hill. We chose this view point as it seems the nearest spot from the road -compared to others. We waited coming sun in dark and cold.  Though the sun was hiding that morning, I still enjoyed the sunrise beauty.
Sunrise at Kingkong Hill
Watching sunrise together with others
Sunrise at Kingkong Hill
Closer shot

Jun 26, 2014

James P. Hoffman, Attorney at Law, Profile

James P. Hoffman is an attorney practicing law in the State of Iowa with years of experience in worker's compensation utilizing his expertise in the areas of Workers Compensation, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury. As such, Mr. Hoffman handles cases at both the state and federal levels and has been able to win settlements for his clients that range from a few dollars into the millions. To learn more about James P. Hoffman, please continue reading.

From an educational standpoint, Mr. Hoffman has excellent credentials. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Juris Doctor Degree. He received his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. He is also Board Certified by the American Institute of Hypnosis.

As a noted attorney, Mr. Hoffman has given lectures and presentations at a number of influential organizations. He has appeared in many states across the nation and in locations outside the United States as a lecturer on the topics of corporate law, negligence and injury law, Product liability, workers compensation, social security and many other topics in the field of law.

His expertise has allowed him to make arguments and set precedents in cases which appeared before the Iowa Supreme Court and in federal court. The first case which was ever tried in the presence of television and multi-media in the State of Iowa was tried by Mr. Hoffman.

These accomplishments, along with others too numerous to list, have allowed Mr. Hoffman membership into some of the most prestigious and influential legal circles. He counts among his memberships admission to the following legal and professional organizations:

Lee County Bar Association
Iowa State and American Bar Association
Iowa Association of Workers Compensation
Illinois Association of Trial Lawyers
Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Iowa Institute of Hypnosis and American Institute of Hypnosis
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Other affiliations which honor his achievements include membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, an organization of top trial lawyers who have demonstrated their abilities by obtaining verdicts or settlements of one-million dollars or more. He is also rated as an AV Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell which reflects that he is recognized as having the highest levels of excellence, integrity and skill.

Hoffman has practiced law in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Indiana and in other states and countries. HE has been admitted to the State of Iowa, Iowa Supreme Court, United States Tax Court, United States District Court of Iowa – Southern and Northern District, United States Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit and the United States District Court of Illinois, Supreme Court United States of America.

Jun 24, 2014

Airport Ceiling

When waiting for our baggage, I saw this wonderful airport ceiling inside the Juanda airport (Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia). 
Juanda airport ceiling
Lovely design and details

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