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Advice from a First-time Breastfeeding Mom

Today, our son turned eleven months old. That’s eleven months of exclusively breastfeeding him. Wow, who would’ve thought that I could actually do that? I don’t normally boast, but this is some feat that I will always be proud of, especially if you know our breastfeeding story. It wasn’t easy, so I’d like to lend a helping hand to first-time moms who would also like to breastfeed their little ones.

Why I Chose to Breastfeed My Son

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This post is about me, my son, and our advocacy. I gave birth September last year to an almost four-kilogram baby boy. I have decided to breastfeed him mainly because of two reasons — first, because I myself was breastfed for two years, and second, because I know how expensive formula milk is. Yep, it started as a way to save money. I was a stay-at-home wife to Jeff since July of 2013 because we wanted to try to have a baby. We live on one salary and buying cans and cans of formula milk felt like a waste of money.

Staying Fit and Milky

A couple of weeks ago, I got an SMS inviting me for an event in Timog. Wow, as in Timog in Quezon City. If you live in the south, Timog is far, far north. Haha! The text said that it is for a product launch and Ellen Adarna will be there. I asked right away if I can bring my husband with me. He’s quite fond of the Adarna, you see. Who isn’t?! I super like her pretty face, too! I also asked if I can bring with me Jeff’s bestfriend, Jino, because you know… Haha!

The Lakas-Maka-OC Way of Storing Breastmilk

I am not OC. Well, I am just particular about some things being in order, but I am not OC about everything. But when it comes to my son’s milk, I am very, very OC. You can’t blame me or any mother out there for storing our milk in a very orderly manner. Before I share how I store my breastmilk, let me first share with you this guideline from Medela. Photo from http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/