Archive for the ‘Breastfeeding’ Category
My first pregnancy (including post-natal) experience has taught me a lot about how it’s like to be a mom. That’s why, as I’m about to give birth the second time around, I’m trying to recall and make a complete mental note of the things that transpired during labor, delivery and the first few months of my son. These include the things that we overlooked and bought at the last minute to make my post natal moments a more comfortable one.
I breastfed my firstborn for a long time (2 yrs and 9 months to be exact). And with that experience, I realized how important and convenient it is to have clothes that are breastfeeding-friendly especially when we’re outside the home. I had a nursing cover but we were both uncomfortable since my clothes did not have easy access for breastfeeding underneath them. So we just resorted to expressing and storing milk in feeding bottles and later on mixed fed with formula whenever we fail to find a conducive place in public to nurse. As I’m more keen of directly feeding my second baby even when not at home, I’m planning to shop around for a few pieces of nursing wear online. Glad that local online shops for nursing wear are now increasing so scouting for them becomes a lot easier as compared to searching for liquid image summit series goggles.
Here are some of the local shops selling stylish nursing wear that I found online:
Indigo Manila for breastfeeding tanks and tops
Majority of expecting moms gain weight more than ever they’ve expected. A mom needs to eat more because of dwindling hormones, the bottom line and the purpose of which is to satisfy the great demand of her developing baby in her womb. However it feels so wonderful and heavenly to be a mother, it’s frustrating for most women on how to lose pregnancy weight come post-delivery time.
More often than not, “how to get rid of belly fat” is a major concern while nursing and attending to their newborn’s needs. Remember that new moms’ emotions are unpredictable brought about by surging post-partum hormones. They easily feel depressed over how they look so ugly and fat after delivery and how frustrating it is to lose the fats fast.
This is the reason why Breastfeeding is being proactively recommended by OB-gynes and pediatricians because aside from being the most complete and THE best food for the baby, it goes hand in hand with post pregnancy weight loss. It burns 600 calories per day so provided that the mother eats well-balanced meals (meaning does not overeat), performs the recommended exercise, and remains to have a positive outlook while recuperating, she will easily lose weight.
If you are an infanticipating or nursing, check out these breastfeeding activities prepared by various Breastfeeding Support Groups: La Leche League, and The Breastfeeding Club:
1.) August 14 (11am – 1230pm)
2/F Podium (in front of Baby & Co)
Breastfeeding support group meeting – Bestfriends in Breastfeeding (formerly at Mary the Queen)
2.) August 21 (10am-12nn)
The Breastfeeding Club Baby Shower
Medela House, New Manila, QC
Call or Text 09175614366 for inquiries and to register
3.) August 28 (10:30am-12nn)
The Breastfeeding Club – La Leche League meeting
2/F Play Area Rustan’s Makati
Pre-register name, hubby’s name, age of baby or EDD and email address to 09228292268
I believe these activities are FREE to attend. So you can just spend the spare money you’ve set aside to buy the modern furniture you’ve been yearning to have.
Too bad, our August weekends are jampacked so I can’t squeeze in any of these activities. But, they have these regularly so I will just wait for the next month’s schedule.
Breastfeeding in public is a big issue among many.
And so, my take on the question:
Are you comfortable seeing moms breastfeed in public?
I don’t find breastfeeding in public offensive or scandalous because it’s just NATURAL for a mom to feed her baby. All the more that she should be commended and supported because she’s giving the BEST for her baby.
My 27 month old son, A, is still breastfed up to now and over the last couple of years, I have learned the art of discreet breastfeeding in public (although, he does not demand for my milk anymore whenever we’re out). When he was younger and dependent on my milk, I had my nursing cover and sling to aid me not to expose anything in public but more than that, I have the confidence and I’ve set my mind that feeding my son is never a degrading or embarrassing act. It’s much disgraceful when you let your child wail in hunger only because you’re too conscious and ashamed to breastfeed in public. I commend my husband for being one with us on this. And I pity those wives who don’t get support from their husbands who apparently are sometimes even the first ones to who react and get offended with this act.