BREASTS: Proud maker of the healthiest fast food.
I read this once, found it witty yet true. There are times my son just do not want to eat anything and all I could offer is my breast. He seems contented after his substantial dose of breastmilk, often taking a nap after I nursed him.
He is 22-months now and still breastfeeds from his mama. I am on my 39th weeks of pregnancy and I chose not to wean my son. Not yet. Because I feel and see he isn’t ready yet. And his mama is not giving up either. Again, my breasts produce the healthiest fast food for my son. I just can’t let go of the fact that I could offer him comfort and food at the same time and also enjoy his company. Breastfeeding has become our bonding, something just between the two of us.
My breastfeeding community
Though not a first-time mom, I am new in breastfeeding. Part of my success in breastfeeding my son is a community ready to support other parents on their breastfeeding journey. A blogger friend introduced to me an online support group called Breastfeeding Pinays (BFP). Though not very active as a member, I often read hot parenting topics concerning the proper feeding of children. It is also through this group that I got the courage to breastmilk even outside the house. There are just other people who would love to stare at and mock you while nursing your baby and BFP provided that added boost not to give up.
Hakab Na! 2017
Aside from the moral support they are giving their members, BFP will be hosting this year’s Hakab Na! 2017.
Hakab Na! is the biggest assembly of breastfeeding families in the Philipines. It was first introduced last 2013 and since then provides proper support to nursing mothers. It aims to promote the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding and eventually create a breastfeeding nation. It happens annually every August just in time for the National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. For this year, it will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum Cubao in Quezon City.
What makes this year’s Hakab Na! extra special is the Big Latch On (BLO) celebration. This is an international activity where mothers from all over the globe will simultaneously breastfeed their little ones within a minute to set a world record. It is also good to note that the Department of Health supports this gathering. There would even be Hakab Na! areas all over the Philippines. This is for those who would like to join but are not able to fly to Manila.
Momi invites| Hakab Na! 2017
Nothing much to do on August 5? Why not be part of the millions of breastfeeding moms who are proud to flaunt their breasts not to seduce but to offer nutrition to their dear little ones. After all, again our breasts are a proud maker of the healthiest fast food.