More than 18 years ago, when I was still a very young mom-to-be, I made the important decision to breastfeed all my children. When my first baby arrived, I was eager to breastfeed but did not receive support from my family. Hubby was very supportive but it was just him and myself against the rest of my family of origin. Because of my perseverance, my milk came in about 3-4 days after the birth of Guitar Babe. My breasts were so full of milk. But I was faced with so many challenges: I was required by my boss (who was also my dad) to go back to work a month after delivery; I had a very domineering sister who insisted, although she wasn’t a mom herself, that too much breastfeeding was bad for my body. My whole family insisted that I just leave my baby with powdered milk at home after a month in order to go back to work. Being young and without any support from other breastfeeding moms, I gave in. I had no idea about breast pumps so I tried my best to feed my child at night. After three months, my milk dried out and I was very unhappy about it. Online casino Ireland. ###
While still pregnant with my second baby, I armed myself with information about breastfeeding. I wanted to face this challenge head on and was very determined to fully breastfeed her for at least six months. I used all kinds of breast pumps that were available to the market – the Pigeon electronic pump, the injection-type pump and a manual pump. All these can only give me about an ounce or even less than an ounce of milk when pumping. I thought that was the norm. So my time was filled up with constant pumping in order to keep up my milk supply. At that time, I met with a few breastfeeding moms and learned more about breastfeeding in public and pumping milk.
I faced so many challenges while breastfeeding. I had to read so many books, research online and try to meet up with other moms to ask my questions. It was hard getting answers but I did get them. Every child that I breastfed posed a different set of challenges. So if you’re a new mom, or a mom who just needs to remember how she did it, or currently breastfeeding and looking for support and answers to your questions, I highly recommend going to HOW TO WIN OVER BREASTFEEDNG CHALLENGES. Now only will you find expert help, you’ll also get a signed book and meet other moms.
Be a winner this year! Join the How to Win Over Breastfeeding Challenges Talk and Book Signing Event on March 29 at the Medela House.
What will happen when you register and join this event?
* You’d be able to distinguish between breastfeeding myths and facts.
* You’ll learn breastfeeding basics (breastfeeding positions, common challenges and how to handle them).
* You’ll learn tips on how to win over breastfeeding challenges from the author and other moms who have triumphed over their breastfeeding challenges.
* You’ll meet other moms/expectant parents who can support you in your decision to breastfeed your baby.
* You’ll get a signed copy of the book Breastfeeding: A Journey Worth Taking as your hand out.
Pregnant and breastfeeding moms who will attend will get free lactation cookies from Mama Chows. All guests will get giveaways from Moringana.
Speakers for this event are Ms. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag and Ms. Joyce Martinez.
Ms. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag is the Author of Breastfeeding: A Journey Worth Taking and successfully achieved her breastfeeding goals for both of her sons. She’s also a motivational/inspirational speaker who gives talks and workshops to companies, schools and organizations including religious groups. Aside from being a consultant for management, HR and training solutions, a career coach and counselor, she’s also a freelance contributing writer to various publications (Smart Parenting and Good Housekeeping, Kerygma, Didache, and The Philippine Online Chronicles).
Ms. Joyce Martinez is a registered nurse, a certified lactation consultant, and the in-house lactation counselor of Medela Moms. She was also a Lactation Manager at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Bonifacio Global City. She also conducts talks on the ABC’s of Lactation Management for nurses and breastfeeding classes for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
You can also get a chance to win raffle prizes from our event sponsors.
Learning fee: P600
Couple Rate: P1,000
Snacks will be provided by Mama Chows while Moringana will set up a tea station for our drinks.
Those who bought copies of the book at the book launch in Mothercare last January 25 will get P200 off from the learning fee.
The first 5 moms who will register and confirm by depositing their payment to our bank accounts (BPI/BDO) will be given GCs for complimentary body massage courtesy of Zalor Maternal Care Massage Services.