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happybroomstick

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Re: Breastfeeding for beginners
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 11:31:17 pm »

kulotski, wala din naman talagang secrets. but it will help if you keep yourself informed sa breastfeeding. magbasa ka ng mga blogs, madami mga tips at facts na nashe-share yung mga moms na successful sa bf. my 16month old daughter nurses from me hanggang ngayon. exclusive at direct breastfeeding pa rin, never sya nakatikim ng nipple ng bottle :) ganyan din kami nung simula, 3 hours minimum sya nakababad. comfort feeding na minsan. since stay at home mom ako, ok lang. i keep myself busy na lang din habang nagbreastfeed pa sya. yes, halos buong araw talaga. pero matatapos din yan. i feel sad sometimes nga na mas gusto na ng baby ko mag-laro ngayon compared dati na kaming dalawa lang forever, hehe. :)

casie, actually not related ang menstruation at milk supply. law of supply and demand ang principle applicable sa milk ng mommies. so pag may demand (continues breastmilk intake, direct or pumped), may supply. pag nahahaluan ng formula, of course humihina na ang demand from you so hihina na rin ang supply. the best way to maintain the supply is continue breastfeeding your baby and slowly stop giving formula. pero seek advice from a breastfeeding advocate pediatrician pa din paano exactly ang gagawin since nakapagbigay ka na ng formula. :)
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2012, 06:53:58 am »

@mommy kulotski -- I've been there. I've heard my in laws tell me na ginugutom ko din anak ko.  They mean well pero you know better. Wag ka magpa pressure. YOU HAVE MILK! (gusto ko lang i-emphasize kasi alam ko kung ganu kasakit sa self esteem ang mapagsabihan ng ganyan)

You will do nothing but nurse in the first few weeks kasi nga you're trying to build your milk supply.  Bmilk are also easily digested so expect them to nurse often.  Hang in there sis. It will get better. I assure you.

As for the position, when my son was younger, I do the tummy to tummy position.  Naka cradle sya sa arms ko.  Ngayon na malaki na sya (21 months) bahala na sya kung ano position niya basta naka latch sya. hehe mag breastfeeding acrobatics sya for all i care.

@mommy casie -- i agree with mommy happybroomstick.  the more you nurse, the more your milk supply will increase.  galactagogues can only do so much.

Happy breastfeeding everyone!!!
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Re: Breastfeeding for beginners
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2012, 02:19:00 pm »

it also helps to live in a supportive environment especially for first time moms who want to breastfeed. kasi if you're almost about to give up, they're the ones who's gonna encourage you. kapag hindi supportive.. eh at the first sign lang of baby showing no contentment in breastfeeding, they'll insist on bottle-feeding kasi kawawa daw si baby, and you end up feeling sorry for yourself and for baby.

halata bang bitter? hehe.  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2012, 08:01:29 am »

@mommy ysLim -- hindi masyado. hehe

BTW mommies, post ko lang yung schedule ng La Leche tomorrow:

Inviting all expectant, nursing parents and breast feeding advocates to the La Leche League meeting on Saturday, april 21, 2012, 11am-1230pm, mothercare bonifacio high street.

We will be discussing and sharing different ways to improve and increase breast milk supply. And some moms will be sharing natural products they use to keep themselves healthy which in turn helps them with the upkeep of their supply.

Feel free to invite your family and friends. Register by texting 09228292268 your name, baby's age or edd and your contact number. No need for a confirmatory message.

Do join us on Facebook too by liking the la leche league Manila Facebook page.

Thanks!!!!
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Re: Breastfeeding for beginners
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2012, 11:03:10 am »

"Breastfeeding is a mind game. If you believe that you will succeed, you will. If you have doubts about your ability and let others sway you, then you will fail."

 Our breasts were naturally designed by God to provide nourishment to our babies. Don't be easily swayed by others or by yourself by saying that you don't have milk. Mine came out on the third day. A newborn baby has only three demands: The warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three :)

http://www.kellymom.com/images/charts/max-stomach-capacity.jpg
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baby rose li

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Re: Breastfeeding for beginners
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2012, 04:29:54 pm »

Hello,

Question po, after giving birth hindi pa gaanu karamihan ang supply ng milk ang breast tama ba? Pero ok lang ba yun kay new born baby? I mean it takes days pra dumami ang supply ng breast milk so kunti lang ang nkukuha ni baby for the first days.

I'm planning kasi on breast feeding my baby pagkapanganak ko and strictly breast feeding talaga.
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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2012, 10:33:58 pm »

It may seem like you don't have a lot of milk immediately after giving birth, but the watery-looking fluid that baby sucks immediately after being born is COLUSTRUM, and it is very very nutritious for baby, it will help baby build his immune system.. You just have to be very diligent in letting baby suck on your breasts, every 3 hours, even if "your milk hasn't come in" yet.  In most cases, there is no need to feed baby formula while waiting for your milk to come. On the 3rd or 4th day, you will feel your breast getting heavier -- finally, andyan na ang milk!!

Kaya mo yan, sis!
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Re: Breastfeeding for beginners
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2012, 08:08:47 am »

Thanks sa info sis fatmikko  :). At least mas panatag ako for the 1st few days ni baby dahil gusto ko talaga breast fed sya.
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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2012, 10:15:38 am »

Gave birth last week at St. Luke's Global and I can say that I am a happy nursing mom!  :) For me, PREPARATION is the key. Buntis pa lang ako, nagbabasa na ako ng blogs at books about breastfeeding. My friend shared her DR. SEARS BREASTFEEDING BOOK. Napaka informative, madaling intindihin at may mga pictures. Aside from that, I attended SO MANY classes/talks about parenting and breastfeeding. Puro free yun mga talks kaya walang excuse para hindi umattend.  ;)

Last May, I attended Mom Talks: A Journey Through Breastfeeding and Infant Care sa Mothercare Bonifacio High Street. I also attended L.A.T.C.H Best Beginnings Breastfeeding Class sa The Medical City naman. Maraming matututunan sa talks kase minsan doctors talaga ang guest speakers. Yung sa LATCH, may demo pa ng pag position kaya matututo talaga.


I suggest na i-like yun facebook page ng LATCH at Mothercare. I am not in any way related to them nor I am promoting them. Suggest ko lang kase dun ako madalas nakakatanggap ng updates sa talks.

You can also read this for upcoming events this month. http://www.chroniclesofanursingmom.com/2012/07/activities-for-breastfeeding-month.html

Happy Breastfeeding month mommies!  :)

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Re: Breastfeeding for beginners
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2017, 07:32:15 pm »

Many moms (especially first-time moms) are always anxious whenever they experience something new. I had the same anxiety about breastfeeding too. I know that breastfeeding is the right thing to do but it involves having patience, tolerance for pain, and attention.

I remember when I first had watery breastmilk. I was hesitant to feed my baby and had to consult my doctor early the next day. After that (I still had doubts), I had to consult my mom and my other friends who also breastfed just to be sure. It turns out it is quite normal and safe for babies to consume.
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