I am one breastfeeding momi and I am proud of it. Though my journey as a mom started more than 14 years ago, it is only now with my fourth child that I am able to breastfeed directly. We are on this journey for more than one year already because I always believe that breastfeeding is #bestfeeding
It has long been studied and proven that the benefits of breastfeeding are unmatched by any other. And to learn more about this noble cause, I always free my schedule anytime I learned of breastfeeding seminars and talks. Though I have read a lot of stories and articles about breastfeeding, meeting breastfeeding moms and experts is another avenue to learn and have fun as well. Luckily, I got an invite from Pigeon when they recently launched its Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy.
As a world-leading manufacturer of quality baby care products for nearly 50 years, Pigeon reaches out to numerous moms and moms-to-be to learn more about this unique and phenomenal ability of moms to breastfeed their babies. As part of its week-long event at the third floor of SM Makati, Pigeon showcases breastfeeding solutions booths, gives amazing prizes and offers big discounts just in time for the Breastfeeding Month. And last Sunday, Pigeon staged a short yet informative talk to let moms and dads learn why breastfeeding is indeed #BestFeeding, both in terms of health and practicality. It was also the most opportune time for others to know and appreciate what breastfeeding moms go through and for them to secure help and support.
I once again met certified parenting and lactation expert Abbie Yabot. She gave tips and sound advice about breastfeeding solutions. Richwell Phils Inc. COO Maye Yao Co Say, on the other hand, shared her own insights on why breastfeeding be given more importance. And Pigeon Brand Ambassador Shamcey Supsup-Lee humbly related her own breastfeeding journey.
The beauty queen shared that she eats a lot of malunggay and does power pumping to make sure she produces more milk. She likewise pointed out that “the breast pump is great because I can continue to make sure I have enough for Nyke even when I’m not always with her.”
At the end of the talk, moms and dads learned that though nothing is absolutely wrong with formula feeding, breast milk though is still considered the best nutritional choice for infants and growing babies.
I am breastfeeding my son for more than a year now. We’ve encountered problems as well before we reach this stage. For the first few days, I felt there was no milk coming. I just took the advice of the hospital’s midwife and I continued latching and breastfeeding. After a week, I could produce milk more than my son needs so I pump every so often to build my stash. I also keep in mind that the more milk I express, the more my body will produce. And together with this journey is my Pigeon ten-year-old breast pump.
I am no expert in breastfeeding. As I have mentioned, it is only with my fourth son that I am able to breastfeed directly. With my first three, I only pumped as much as I could. And if to compare, nothing beats the fulfilling satisfaction of being able to breastfeed your child. And so, I encourage moms-to-be and moms with infants to attend or listen to as many breastfeeding talks as you can. They truly help. And I am sharing this because I declare myself as a breastfeeding advocate. Any support we receive plays a crucial part in our as well as our baby’s breastfeeding journey.
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