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  • Regine Tolentino Ends Breastfeeding Journey As Her 3rd Child Turned 2 Years Old

    The celebrity mompreneuer loves to go twinning with her baby girl.
    by Jocelyn Valle .
Regine Tolentino Ends Breastfeeding Journey As Her 3rd Child Turned 2 Years Old
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  • As Regine Tolentino's third child Rosie turned 2 on March 17, 2022, the 41-year-old celebrity mompreneur ended her breastfeeding journey.

    "I reached another milestone as a mother," wrote Regine in the caption of her Instagram posted dated that day. Her two older daughters Reigne and Reigen are both in their early 20s.

    "Breastfeeding my 3rd child. It is quite a sacrifice mentally and physically to make this commitment, but I realized the greatest reward is the bond between mother and child."

    She added, "They say breast milk is best for babies up to 2 years old, so I am happy I made it past this mark. It is also the best for me because there is nothing better than time spent nourishing my child."

    In closing Regine, expressed admiration to her fellow nursing moms: "Cheers to all breastfeeding mothers and motherhood! It isn’t easy, but it is truly fulfilling."

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    Benefits of breastfeeding

    Here are some advantages of for you and your baby, stressing why is breastfeeding important:

    Breastfeeding ensures that your baby gets antibodies present in breast milk to help your little one from getting sick when exposed to bacteria or viruses.

    Breast milk contains all the nutrients your baby needs, especially in the first six months.

    Breastfeeding strengthens your baby's immunity even beyond the first six months of life. Your baby can grow healthy and less sick, thus will be less likely to miss school and more likely to be in better shape to learn.

    Breast milk has been shown to "plant good bacteria" in babyies' digestive system. These good bacteria help protect the gut and prevent the occurence of severe diarrhea.

    Breastfeeding promotes bonding between your and your baby. You hold your baby close as expressing milks helps release oxytocin, also called the "love hormone," which is often associated with hugs, snuggles, and social bonding.

    Breastfeeding helps your baby also feels secure while always attached to you. This enables you to respond to your baby's needs more attentively helps creates a secure attachment between mother and child.

    Breastfeeding helps release prolactin, or the hormone responsible for milk production. Prolactin, along with oxytocin, helps you to relax and feel more nurturing toward you baby, which is good for her mental health. These hormones have also been proven to reduce inflammation response in the body, which has also been associated with depression.

    Breastfeeding helps moms sleep longer and promotes lower stress levels. Both are things that can help lessen a mom's chances of experiencing baby blues syndrome, postnatal depression, and other perinatal mood anxieties and disorders. 

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