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Re: Breastfeeding Part 19
« Reply #300 on: October 21, 2019, 11:55:29 pm »
I exclusively breastfed my baby for 9 mos. After that, mixed feeding na kami up to now that she's 14 mos old. Pag nasa office ako, formula milk siya and pag nasa bahay and on weekends, direct latching na kami. It's true na sa Breastfeeding Pinay na fb group, ang daming nagmomomshame dun as if it makes you a less of a mother kapag nagformula ka. I hope na ipulis ng admin yung mga ganung post kasi nakakadegrade.

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Re: Breastfeeding Part 19
« Reply #301 on: October 24, 2019, 05:24:18 am »
^sis oo may mga ganun ngang instance, maski dun sa tamang kain pag time na kumain ng bagets...kaya ako pinipili ko lang din mga pinapakinggan ko or nirereplyan ko dun...basta sa tingin kong healthy at di nagkakasakit ang anak ko, ay ok na sakin yun ke mixfeed or exclusive.
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Re: Breastfeeding Part 19
« Reply #302 on: October 24, 2019, 10:21:13 am »
Buti na lang hinde ako nagjo join sa mga ganyang groups. Maiksi pa naman patience ko.
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Re: Breastfeeding Part 19
« Reply #303 on: October 30, 2019, 06:38:18 pm »
I agree sa comments about BF Pinay group. EBF ako pero pag nakikita ko replies sa group lalo ng mga admins sa concerns about breastfeeding... nalulungkot ako. Nakukulangan ako sa simpathy. Maipilit lang yung advocacy nila. Formula o breastmilk or mixfeed pa yan, FED is BEST.

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Re: Breastfeeding Part 19
« Reply #304 on: November 09, 2019, 05:06:08 pm »
Yan din observation ko sa breastfeeding pinays group. Kala ko masyado lang akong sensitive. Hehe. Kaya I stopped following them na. Kapag may mga friends akong nanghihingi ng advice, sabi ko join sila dun pero basahin na lang yung FAQs at mga principles. Na breastfed ko si baby for 16 months, at naniniwala ako na breastfeeding is best feeding, pero case to case basis din talaga. I cannot blame mommies na nagfoformula, alam ko hindi naman sila maghahangad ng hindi best para sa babies nila.

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Re: Breastfeeding Part 19
« Reply #305 on: November 12, 2019, 10:19:12 pm »
^ True @dinagztm! Nakaka-gaan ng feeling na may other moms that have the same sentiments as me. Hehe!


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Re: Breastfeeding Part 19
« Reply #306 on: December 03, 2019, 01:07:41 pm »
Here are some of my experiences about breastfeeding:

1. HINDI SIYA MADALI. Akala ko nung preggy ako chill lang kapag nagbreastfeed. But NOOOO. I was super mistaken. Mahirap sya. Super sakit sa una. May point na natatakot ako tuwing magigising si baby to feed kasi masasaktan nanaman ako.

BIG YES! hehe ako ata yan ang biggest realization ko talaga. HINDI MADALI MAGPABREASTFEED.
Before pregnancy, akala ko pag nagbuntis ka, nanganak automatic dedede sayo yung baby (shempre anak mo yun eh!) at automatic din may gatas ang nanay. boy, was i majorly mistaken!

Sharing my BF journey too..

Exclusively feeding my baby breastmilk for 7months and counting, and super gapang talaga ang supply. Target ko lang naman is the bare minimum, 6 months. After that, ok na ko magmixfeeding. Sabi din ni pedia, kahit din daw 6months na pure bm, kasi by 6 months, start na sya magsolids so may additional source na ng nutrients.

First 3 months, malakas sya na agos nang agos. kaso wala naman ako time magpump nun kasi kami lang ni hubby nag aalaga, at pumapasok na sya sa office. Nung nagstart na ko magpump (hindi regularly kasi minsan right in the middle of pumping, gigising si baby), dun ko napansin nagdwindle down yung supply. More like, hindi consistent. Minsan malakas tapos hihina. Lalo nung bumalik ako sa work. 8oz to 6oz to 3oz to one time, halos 1oz lang napupump ko for an hour at dugo na lumalabas. Literal na blood sweat and tears. And yes din sa nakakadrain, emotionally, physically, mentally. The inconsistent supply also added to my severe baby blues, the feeling na hindi enough yung nadedede ni baby, kasi di sya tumataba. Tapos yung katawan ko parang di ko na katawan, identified nalang ako na "dede ni baby". Sya nagdidictate kung kelan ako kakain, maliligo, matutulog, ano dapat ko kainin, kelan ako pwede lumabas etc. Mommies on social media are not helping my self-esteem too (Hello, mareng Marian! Ikaw na ang pinagpala! lol)

5th month ni baby ko naranasan yung super low supply (1oz per pump). I asked my pedia, who's a lactation/bf advocate, kung ano pwede fm pangbackup in case hindi na ko makapagproduce. Of course, BF advocate sya so I kinda expected na hindi sya magbibigay at ipupush nya lang ako magpadede. Though she told me na kung kulangin talaga ako, text ko lang daw sya and she'll give me a few bm bags para maitawid yung 6th month ni baby. Sayang naman daw kasi 1 month nalang, para daw mahinog yung gut ni baby. Plus she also gave me a couple of M2 malunggay drink pamboost. Naappreciate ko si pedia kasi 3 days before mag6months ni baby, umatake na naman si low supply. Kaya lang she was out of town for a seminar, kaya she referred me to her friend na nagdodonate din ng bm. She lives near my workplace kya nadaanan ko before umuwi.

Enougher lang ako, meaning I just pump out enough milk to last my baby while I'm away at work. I pump twice a day: pagkagising habang di pa gising si baby (since baby can sleep thru the night na without waking up to feed sa madaling araw, naiipon milk ko) and once sa work ko (I work shortened periods kasi pinakiusap ko sa boss ko yung sked na yun, at parang kalabisan naman na to ask for a 40min lactation break, though nasa batas yun guys! :)). I read na dapat every 3-4hrs dapat nagpupump para maregulate ang milk supply but I could not really afford the time to do that, kasi shempre may chores pa sa bahay. Kaya din siguro incosistent supply ko. At ang nakakainis pa eh di naman kalakasan supply ko, nagkakaclogged milk ducts pa ko. huhu. Matapos ko paghirapang palakasin kahit pano yung milk ko by taking supplements and treats, biglang need ko itigil para matanggal ang clog. I tried all kinds of pampagatas! M2, Milo, oatmeal, mother nurture, lactablend, malunggay capsules, malunggay pandesal, lactation spreads, malunggay/lactation cookies, malunggay powder in every ulam, sinigang/nilaga every lunch sa office, lots of water. All these, to keep my output at 6oz per pump (12oz a day). Enough naman to for my baby. Saka nagsosolids na rin naman sya. May nakaready na din ako small can ng formula, just in case. Pinakamalakas ko na lately was 7oz (morning pump), my usual is 5-6oz. Then clogged ducts happen. 2 days akong engorged, tapos namumula yung parts na may solid milk. Despite unlitach and hot compress same pa rin so pedia suggested sunflower lecithin, kaso nakakathin ito ng milk. Natanggal naman after 3 days yung clogged milk sa left boobie, so ngayon need ko na naman palakasin supply ko. Sa 7 months, naka 4 times ata ako na clogged duct, 4 beses na rin yung cycle na yan.

Mahalaga din ang support ng family sa pagpapaBF. Nung una, lagi sinasabi ni MIL na hindi daw tumataba si baby sa milk ko, subtly implying na magformula na ko. Pero we insisted na hindi naman ibig sabihin na mataba, healthy na. Naiiyak ako nun pag sinasabi nilang hindi tumataba baby ko sa bm. Buti nalang, around 2.5 months ni baby, naggain sya bigla ng 1 kilo. Naconvince lang si MIL dito at sa fact na hindi nagkakasakit si baby. Pero thankful pa din ako sa inlaws ko, kasi di naman nila pinilit gusto nila hehe, sa kanila kasi naiiwan si baby pag nasa work ako and talagang tyinatyaga din nila arain yung BM guidelines.  Kudos din sa asawa ko: pag nasa bahay sya he lets me pump by taking our baby. Lahat ng pumping essentials ko, sya ang bumili, wala akong narinig na namamahalan sya or what. He just wants the best for our baby at para maging comfortable din ang BF experience ko. pag naiiwan ko sa bahay ang pump ko, hinahatid nya sa office ko. Special mention din sa Birth Club Mommies (2019 2Q Babies thread dito) kasi as a first time mom, marami ako napulot na tips sa ibang mommies dun saka laking tulong din ng may support group ka talaga. Iba yung boost na naibibigay ng mga kasabayan mo sa journey.

Sa ngayon, inuubos ko nalang mga malunggay coffee ko at capsules, pag naubos na, kung ano nalang output ko, yun na. Magmix feed na talaga kami. Nakakadrain na din kasi saka same din ang gastos ko sa mga supplements at bm bags hehe. Though di naman ako naghihinayang sa gastos kasi masarap naman, saka kahit paano eh nakatulong naman mamaintain ang supply ko. Hehe saka nameet ko na yung target ko na 6 months, happy na ko dun. Our new goal is magtamang kain naman, until mag one year old si baby.

Lahat ng nanay, gusto yung makakabuti sa anak nila. Kaya sobrang nafifeel  ko yung mga nanay na wala talagang lumalabas na milk sa kanila or in trying to produce milk, affected na sila mentally. So sana stop the momshaming kung nakaformula man ang baby. May nagsasabi na hindi raw totoo yung walang milk ang nanay, but I know some close friends na dugo na talaga lumabas sa kanila at patak patak lang ng milk ang nakukuha, no matter how hard they try. Kaya I believe talaga na FED IS BEST. Whether formula or breastmilk, ang importante is hindi nagugutom ang baby at hindi nacocompromise ang nanay, emotionally at mentally.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2019, 01:11:10 pm by thatkdramaeonni »
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Re: Breastfeeding Part 19
« Reply #307 on: December 17, 2019, 09:35:23 pm »
I just gave birth via CS on Sunday and I've been breastfeeding my son since. Today, nagulat ako sa laki ng boobs ko, ang dami nang milk. My challenge lang now is that I have sore nipples, sobrang sakit pag naka latch si baby for the first few minutes. Tama naman latch nya pero kase yung first 2 days nya, wala pa masyadong milk kaya pinanggigigilan nya.
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