Breastfeeding Journey [Mom’s Chronicles #1]

There are so many people who are asking me when I am going to wean Hailie. But yes, I just keep saying, “it’s up to her [Hailie]”, because it really is. 

Lagi nilang sinasabi na, “Hindi na sapat nadedede niyan sa’yo. Tingnan mo naman yang katawan mo.” And I just keep asking myself , “Do I look like I care?” Kasi sa totoo lang, minsan, hindi ko na rin alam ang isasagot sa kanila. Kahit naman kasi i-explain ko sa kanilang hindi kailangan ni Hailie ng formula milk, they keep on insisting that it’s best for her. Kesyo, ganon rin daw ang ginawa nila sa mga anak nila. Well, I don’t think formula milk can make her healthy cause she’s perfectly fine even without it compared to their kids who are taking formula milk but always in the hospital for medication. Hindi sa sinasabi kong hindi pwedeng maging healthy ang mga formula fed. But if she’s healthy without it, then don’t complicate things. Not all babies are the same. Kung may batang hiyang sa formula, may baby na mas gusto rin ang breastmilk. I am still sane enough to give her what she needs.

Bakit sinasabi ng tao na hindi na sapat ang gatas ng ina?

Siguro dahil wala na silang makitang malaking dibdib sa tuwing dedede ang bata? Siguro dahil 4 months old na sya at laging nakatingin sa kinakain ng matatanda? Siguro dahil nakita nila ang commercial ng formula milk at sa tingin nila ay dekorasyon lang ang paalala sa dulo na breastmilk pa rin ang best for babies 2 years and beyond? Siguro dahil feeling nila ay gawa-gawa lang ng mga new generation na mga nanay ang mga sinasabi nila na bawal painumin ng tubig ang mga bata under 6 months old?

I once encountered someone who said, “Who told you can’t give water to newborns? Tayo ngang matanda nauuhaw e. Who’s your pedia?” 

Of course, we, as adults really get thirsty. But it doesn’t mean babies automatically need water if they’re thirsty. Your breastmilk is 80% water. That alone explains the reason why. 

Anong isasagot mo kung tanungin ka ng ganito:

Tinitipid mo ba ang anak mo?

Of course, no. Ibinibigay ko ang best para sa kanya. I’ve been breastfeeding Hailie for over 14 months now and she didn’t experience being in the hospital and I don’t want her to. I guess hindi pagtitipid yun.

Someone asked me why do I need to stay at home when I can work outside. 

My question is, why do I need to work in the office when I can work at home and still can look after her?

Sometimes, I don’t get people. They see people’s flaws.. but they can’t see theirs.

Btw, I have read an article about being a single mom in college. I think everyone should read this

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