Dear fellow lactating moms,
Whether your a working mom or a homemaker, I know it’s not easy to sustain breast milk production for the baby. But hang on! There are a million reasons why you need to stretch a mile, mommy.
Why be faithful to your breastfeeding journey line?
Primarily, you shield your own baby from harm as you provide them with the best food – perfectly designed for babies.
Another thing to remember, once your milk production is stabilized, you can be a blessing to other babies. Imagine the goodness you can extend to sick babies or to the preemies! I have personally prayed for the ability to produce a little extra for other babies who are in need. Glory to God that He gave me means to share a little to the helpless babies and ease up their moms’ worries.
Please read through the following articles. They are really helpful:
Hope this Monday note boosts you to move forward with your breastfeeding advocacy!
Loves and hugs,
P.S. Feel free to join this lactation support group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breastfeedingpinays/
Women, by nature, are compassionate. That’s what I’ve learned from our Overall Servant, Bro Eli. I was once in need of breast milk when my baby is at NICU being treated from having Sepsis. I know how it feels, mommies. So here I am, calling for your support. Share your super power today!
Here’s a question that I have answered several times from new moms.
Can I mix breast milk that I pump at two different times?
By experience, here’s what I do:
1. First express – put in fridge (not in freezer)
2. Second express – put in fridge (not in freezer)
3. After few hours assuming 1 and 2 are now in same temperature, combine 1 and 2 in a milk storage bag.
4. Freeze the storage bag from #3.
5. Repeat 1-4 for the succeeding expression.
I do not recommend to store milk in the freezer in milk bottles to avoid damaged parts. There are few good reasons why I suggest storing milk in appropriate milk bags. Read this.
For mommies in the Philippines, I recommend Milking Momma for affordable and quality milk storage bags. IG account: https://instagram.com/milkingmomma/
As part of celebrating the first year of learning that I am having a baby, I’ll be sharing the top ten things I have learned from being a mom.
- Motherhood makes a woman become more prayerful and become more grateful to God.
- Appreciation to mothers, especially your own mom will never be as deep until you become a mother.
- Being a mom exercises virtue called, patience.
- Motherhood gives meaning to the word, selflessness. You’ll put your preferences at the bottom of the list to give way to your child.
- It is mother’s responsibility to feed her child with breastmilk. If you get a mindset that it’s a sacrifice than a responsibility, chances are, you’ll find breastfeeding journey as hard and painful instead of an enjoyable time to bond with your baby.
- Motherhood makes a woman beautiful.
- Mothers are naturally, loving.
- Mothers play a key role on what their child will become.
- Motherhood is saying, “challenge accepted” to life.
- Mothers conquered fears and inhibitions when they give birth (may it be on a normal delivery or C-section).
What about you? Please share the top 10 things you’ve learned from being a mother. 🙂
For my flashback Friday:
Happy 33rd Anniversary to Ang Dating Daan. Congratulations for the successful Ang Dating Daan Nationwide Simultaneous Breastfeeding Program on October 24, 2013!
To God be the glory!
For the 33rd Anniversary of Ang Dating Daan (ADD), MCGI joins a Nationwide Simultaneous Breastfeeding Program on October 24, 2013 as a major participant in promoting infant welfare.
For details, please click on this link: http://www.untvweb.com/news/breastfeeding-campaign-supported-by-ang-dating-daan-and-untv-breaks-guinness-record/
Photo source link: http://www.mcgi.org/ang-dating-daan-turns-33-will-promote-breastfeeding-1000-sites/