Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sharing my favorite breastfeeding advice

"Welcome to the Milk Mama Diaries Carnival (February). For this month, we focus on back to basics. Participants will share advices - either the best breastfeeding advice they received OR/AND the best breastfeeding advice they can give to new moms.  Please scroll down to the end of the post to see the list of carnival entries."

I've received and given quite a number of breastfeeding advice over the past two years.  For this month's Milk Mama Diaries Carnival, allow me to share with you my two favorites ones


Ben and I @ Day 1: a 6 pound boy that makes mommy panic all the time!

When Ben was a newborn, he cried a lot!!! He was basically crying if he wasn't being fed or asleep.  The only break I had was to go to the bathroom.  That was how things were the first time I met Maricel of Medela Mom who told me that she went through the same thing and that she was only able to somehow enjoy breastfeeding after doing it for 3 months.  It comforted me that I wasn't the one with the breastfeeding blues and true enough, things did get a little better after a couple of months.


2 years later: 24 lbs heavier, a little wiser :)

For me, there is nothing that can motivate a mom to breastfeed that being aware of it's benefits.  Also, know how your body works when it comes to producing milk so you don't feel so anxious about your supply.  Being informed also means busting breastfeeding myths (like breastfeeding after 1 year is not beneficial or that breastfed children don't ever get sick).  I wouldn't be breastfeeding until now if I'm not part of a network of moms who share breastfeeding resources to validate our choice.

Read what my fellow mommy bloggers have to say and share your own stories, too!

The Articulate Pen's Breastfeeding needs Patience
Diapers and Stethoscope's Back to Basic
Ms. Masungit's From One Mom To Another
The Odyssey of Dinna's Breastfeeding Words of Wisdom
I Am Clarice's Paying it Forward
Planet Marsy's Better Than None
Mommy {T} Coach's Saved by the Nursing Mommas
Adventures on Planet Mom's Stubborn Me! Sure Glad I didn't give up
Starting at Twenty-Five's My Husband's Best Breastfeeding Advice
Mec as Mom's Enough is Enough
Chronicles of a Nursing Mom's On Breastfeeding Number Two - Redux


  1. Love the two advices and the two pictures! Short post, direct to the point and very true. Be patient and be informed! :)

  2. I agree, direct to the point - and cute pictures too! (a lot wiser and happier!) ;)

  3. Thanks for the words of wisdom! Your baby is a doll!!

  4. Thanks for your kind words, ladies!!! Yes, B and I are a wiser and happier breastfeeding duo now than 2 years ago :) Enjoy your Valentine Week! :)

  5. Definitely one that I always say, too- ARM YOURSELF WITH INFORMATION!

  6. Your baby boy is so cute!
    I learn a lot from your blog and I'm encouraged to breastfeed my son for as long as I can!

  7. The picture of your cute and healthy little boy and glowing mom is a testament that breastfeeding rocks :-)

  8. Those cheeks of your little boy! I'm pretty sure breastmilk has a lot to do with that! Hurray for breastfeeding mommas =)

  9. Short, sweet and to the point! ;-) Love your pics, too! God bless you and your family always!

  10. It really helps a lot to read, read and read more. Always a 'must' to be informed and enlightened.