Before Tariel was born, I'm telling myself to breastfed him until three months of age. Because I'm not sure if I can commit longer than three months. I know that Breastfeeding has a lot of benefits thats the reason why it is called "Liquid Gold". And then the day was came when he was born, my mom asked me until when will I breastfed Tariel and I said until three months.
(Tariel and his first breastfeed)
Actually I'm not sure if I can breastfed him until three months. But I'm proud to say I breastfeed him for seven weeks or One month and a half.Right now I'm on the stage on making him a milk stash with a help of Farlin Manual Breast pump, at first it's hard to pump and I barely produce 1 oz yun pala mali pagkaka pump ko, I should mimic how Tariel suck so I pump slowly and my output increase 2 oz nga lang. Like what I said don't be pressured to breastfeed I know it's our responsibility to breastfed our child but each of us has own reason, I have read a post from a breastfeeding Mom na there's a lot of new Mother that are not well informed regarding Breastfeeding kaya they opted not to breastfeed their child because of the following reason.
- Low milk production.
- No time to latch because of work.
- Inverted nipple.
- No time or limited time at work to pump.
- Medical condition.
And with so many reason. Maybe some Breastfeeding advocate are right most of us are lack of information. The media just said that Breastmilk is best up to two years and beyond. Nothing else the rest you have to do your own research or if your OB and Pedia suggest to do so, Actually kung hindi ako nagbuntis hindi rin ako ganito ka-eager to know more about Breastfeeding. Ngayon ko lang din nalaman na there's a Lactation Consultant here's in Philippines and some hospital has Nurse/Lactation Consultant I'm not aware, and some ordinary hospital will just said "Mag breastfeed ka Mommy, kasi mas maganda pag breastfeed." with no explanation why Breastfeed is a good choice. I hope that they will continue educate people regarding this especially in some rural areas. Anyway I post DOH info materials regarding breastfeeding, I think It should be post in all established, Ngayon ko nga lang din nalaman na may batas na magdadagdag oras para makapag pump ang nanay sa work. Let's spread and share knowledge regarding breastfeeding. Marami tayo matutulungan na mga first time Mom.