Filipino mom and inspirational author Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag hopes to help first-time moms with the launch of her latest book Breastfeeding: A Journey Worth Taking on Saturday, January 25, at Mothercare, Active Fun Building, Bonifacio Global City from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.
The author, who successfully breastfed her two sons, shares in the book her own breastfeeding story that is replete with challenges, as well as stories of triumph over breastfeeding challenges by moms from different walks of life, including stay-at-home moms, work-at-home moms, moms working outside the home and even mompreneurs.
"At first I didn’t understand why I had to go through a lot of tests or challenges in my breastfeeding journey, especially with my eldest son," Gumap-as Dumadag shares. "Looking back however, I realized that God allowed me to experience those tests because He will eventually use those tests to become my testimony to inspire and empower other moms.”
She also also wishes to assure moms who are considering to breastfeed their babies that it’s possible to breastfeed and achieve their breastfeeding goals, despite whatever circumstance they find themselves in, and equip and empower moms who have made the decision to breastfeed by providing them a simple guide that can help them get started.
“I am thankful that Teresa thought of writing this book. It is just pure inspiration for moms who really plan to breastfeed for the first year/s of their child’s life,” says Ginger Arboleda (Mommy Ginger), a breastfeeding mom, a blogger and the mompreneur behind Manila Workshops.
“I recall turning to Google for answers that I needed when it came to breastfeeding, but with this book, you get so much more. You get to read not only the technicalities and the straight-forward facts, but you also get a glimpse into the life of real women; women who have experienced the same situations and problems. They share not only facts, but even what they felt during these experiences,” Arboleda adds.
The book launch and book signing is co-presented by Full Life Cube Publishing and Events Services, Manila Workshops and Mothercare Philippines. The event is sponsored by Medela Breastfeeding Products, Cradle baby bottle and nipple cleanser, Cycles mild laundry detergent for babies, Cycles Sensitive, Mama Chows, Moringana by Organics Asia, Island Rose and Zalor Maternal Care Massage Services. Media partners include Smart Parenting Online and The Philippine Online Chronicles.
Breastfeeding: A Journey Worth Taking can be purchased online through the book’s Facebook page, by emailing the author at firstname.lastname@example.org and through its resellers for only P499 per copy.
About Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag works from home as a consultant for management, human resources and training solutions, a career coach and counselor, a blogger and a speaker. She’s also a freelance contributing writer for Smart Parenting Online, The Philippine Online Chronicles, Kerygma and Didache. She homeschools her kids while breastfeeding her youngest son on demand and tandem feeding them at night.