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Three years ago since I gave birth to my second child, my little girl who I admit was exclusively breastfed. It was a commitment I made to myself since I failed to do so with my eldest. Being a first time mom to my eldest didn't do well with my breastfeeding journey because everyone else were bombarding me with all the myths. But I am glad that I learned and braved myself enough to finally commit myself to it. Every breastfeeding journey is not that smooth sailing just because of the factors beyond my control.

When I gave birth to my little girl, she had an infection and stayed in the Nicu for a week. It was yet the most dreadful moment because she needed IV medications. It also meant I could only breastfeed her on a schedule considering I was post CS also. Having to go through all of it, it made me realize that indeed, second time around still needs to ponder on some things. Now, I am again sharing them to you.

Equip yourself with enough knowledge. Surely second time around makes you more knowledgeable and help you correct mistakes from the first one but it doesn't mean you have the right answers to people who try to persuade you otherwise. My little girl was small for her age and her pedia here in the metro told me to mix feed her instead because according to her development will be slowed. Yes, I gave in and I have doubted my supply to the point that I have just caused her allergies and cost me money too. She was already eating solids that time and I should've resorted to focusing on giving her healthy meals.

Ease your doubts away. Yes, we are parents and as much as we would like to give the beat for our children our society is bombarded with too much commercialism so much that we would give in to the marketing strategy. If you have doubts on something, breastfeeding specifically, consult a peer counselor so you will be guided on how you make decisions with your child. Luckily, I did and of course, I had to do some research on those things.

Breastfeeding entails pure dedication. Since I was post CS, and had to discharge myself days earlier ahead from my little girl, I was focused on recuperating myself rather than going to and fro to the hospital. But no, it didn't stop me even the stitches were so painful and that I had to force family members to drive me and accompany me to the nursery. I had to do scheduled breastfeeding for a week since I was out and yes, it was hard on my part. It could've been easy for me just to resort to FM instead but no, I didn't.

Now that she is already three years old, she still comfort feed especially when she wants to be lulled to sleep. She would tell me if it’s okay to drink and yes, I would gladly do because a part of me misses it.

As part of my advocacy in promoting breastfeeding, I would like to encourage you to join Hakab Na 2015, the biggest breastfeeding activity together with other mommies who will come together to breastfeed their babies and toddlers. This is to promote health and economic benefits and create awareness on breastfeeding.


The event will be on August 1, 2015 at 500 Shaw Zentrum, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila.
For more details, please visit the website here: http://hakabna.com/
Connect with them thru facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/384992915044541/
It has been two weeks since my mom went home from her vacation here in the metro. It means that I am again left alone with my two toddlers let alone lose my sanity again. But when my bravery finally kicked in, I decided to clean up both of our rooms, this time it has to be wall-to-wall cleaning to anticipate the arrival of my little bundle of joy. I could’ve hired someone to do it for me, but I just couldn’t imagine shaming myself for the 6 months accumulation of mess during the morning sickness days. Mind you, the clean up took about 5 days tops because of the intermission in between cleaning. I couldn’t even imagine how we survived with all the mess trying to sleep it off thinking that my OC self makes my eye sore just seeing a single mess. Now, I don’t want to imagine it even further.

Moving on, 6 months have already passed and yes, it swifts by so quickly that I have a lot of catching up to do. One is this new humble nook of mine has a lot of building up to do and lots of article on drafts that needs to be published. I hope to publish them before the calendar hits it 8-month mark. Oh please, share some tips please on how to fight sleepiness because the maximum two cups of coffee just don’t work its wonders! Second, I need to finalize everything before my scheduled CS. Third, my kids and me have a lot of catching up with our homeschooling lesson plan. So help me God.

But you know what? Despite all the hibernation brought about by my preggy hormones, I realized a lot of things. Life can be so uncomplicated if you want it to. Yes, we had all the mess from not being able to supervise the kids to clean up and pack away their toys as well as from the minimal cleaning I do, but I was less stressed because I chose to sleep it off instead of being stressed about it. A meal can be complete too even if it means take out/food delivery from restaurants just because I couldn’t tend the smell of food in the skillet. I know I have been very bad with our diet but it was the most viable thing to do.

All I can think of each moment I close my eye was how blessed we are still despite having to go those dreadful days. It wasn’t the kind of everyday routine we were used to but still I am thankful for my kids and husband who understands me.



So again, here I am with a lot of catching up to do. Shall we start? Send me some love will ya? Please come back for more posts and flash giveaway soon.

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