Overpumping, is there such a thing?

Lately, I have been pumping as often as I could. I will be going back to work in a few days and I want to stash as much breastmilk as I could so that my baby will have enough supply while I’m gone. Also, this is my way of establishing my supply, aside from directContinue reading “Overpumping, is there such a thing?”

78 days Maternity Leave – its Importance!

In this post, I want to talk about the importance of the maternity leave SSS provides for its female members after giving birth.  60 days for normal delivery and 78 days for C-Section. For both baby number 1 and number 2, I had a C-Section, so that automatically gave me 78 calendar days of maternityContinue reading “78 days Maternity Leave – its Importance!”

My Breastfeeding Essentials!

When I became pregnant with my second daughter Denise, I told myself that I will try my best to exclusively breastfeed her this time.  You see, my 1st born Daphne was mixed fed with breastmilk and formula until she was 18 months old.  That’s no easy feat, I know, I am proud of my achievementContinue reading “My Breastfeeding Essentials!”

Expressing milk at work!

Returning to work is one thing. But continuing breastfeeding and expressing milk for my baby are just as hard. It has been 10 days since I returned to work. So that means I had expressed milk 50 times at an interval of 3 hours 5 times a day. My schedule is at 3 in theContinue reading “Expressing milk at work!”

Recall on MeadJohnson’s formula milk

FDA ordered a Recall on 2 of MeadJohnson’s formula products. Alactagrow and Sustagen Junior. According to FDA, this was not a safety issue. The said formulas are safe to consume. However, it did not pass on the supposed standard. Formula Milk should have a fat content of 3 to 6 grams, the products only hadContinue reading “Recall on MeadJohnson’s formula milk”

My Breastfeeding Story

When I was still pregnant with Daphne, I never really thought about breastfeeding that much, though it was talked about, and my mother in law kept on retelling how she breastfed my husband until he was about 3 or 4 years old. Talk about pressuring me!I thought it was going to be a walk inContinue reading “My Breastfeeding Story”

breastmilk is still best for babies

Breastfeeding Pros: Breast is best – provides essential antibodies he won’t get elsewhere, enhances brain development, and lowers risk of asthma and diabetes Good for you – burns calories (500 per day) and may lessen risk of breast cancer and osteoporosis Convenience and cost – you can go anywhere without packing a lot of bottles,Continue reading “breastmilk is still best for babies”

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