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They say motherhood is a journey. Sure is, but breastfeeding? Breastfeeding is an add-on roller coaster ride. 😀
It is a big part of motherhood but to me, it seemed like breastfeeding is on an entirely different level when it comes to knowledge, preparation and everything else that comes along with it.
My breastfeeding journey had its ups and downs. There were joyful moments as well as those that I would have loved to skip (keeping it real, don’t hate! LOL). I loved that fact that I was nourishing my children but there were times when I didn’t know what to do. My support system back then – my husband, my late mom, my officemates who were also BF-ing made a huge difference.
Breastfeeding for me was and will always be one of the most memorable part of motherhood and because it’s National Breastfeeding Month, I asked a few moms to share what they remember the most about this part of motherhood.
Here are a few funny (and heartwarming!) stories about breastfeeding.
It may sometimes be painful or even tiring for the moms (think unli latch!) but to your babies? It’s the highlight of their day.
We have a nightly family ritual wherein we ask each family member what’s their high point that day. My second and third (kids) when they were still breastfeeding would always answer, “Dede!” =) The second has completely weaned. But every night, he would answer “Dede” during those years that he was breastfeeding. =) The youngest is being weaned.
-Mommy Teresa of Hands-On Parent While Earning
Breastfeeding will push to get creative because you do what you gotta do when the baby needs to eat!:D
We were once at a Chinese restaurant for breakfast and my toddler suddenly wanted to breastfeed. I used the menu as a breastfeeding cover hahaha! Good thing there weren’t a lot of people eating. Memorable! Paraparaan talaga!
-Mommy Madz Mommy N’ More
You will know soon enough that your baby was born to do this. It comes naturally to them!
I think the funniest breastfeeding moment I had was when I gave birth to my first born and I was trying to breastfeed him for the very first time. I felt so awkward coz I didn’t know how to do it or the best position for him to latch. To my surprise, he was trying to catch my boob and was just facing back and forth for about five times with his eyes still closed until he got the right spot and grabbed my boob by his mouth!! I was like “How’d he know how to do that?” 😅 I was so shocked 😆 My reaction was priceless. It was a very unforgettable experience as a first time breastfeeding mom.
– Mommy Grazie of Nanay Kikay
Babies can play favorites too. 😉
The funniest for me is when our little one’s daddy would offer his breast saying it has chocolate flavor and the little one would say it has no milk and his breasts are too small.
-Mommy Rich of Richly Inspired Mom
Discrimination is not in their vocabulary especially when HANGRY. 😀
My daughter used to say ‘may dede siya’ to every one she sees na may boobs – both boys and girls. I guess she thought she can dede from them also hehe. I also remember her one time, when her dad fell asleep topless, nakita niya ung dede and dinede niya!! Nagulat nalang kami haha. Hindi namin inexpect that she’d do that. Haha!
– Mommy Jhem of adBONtures
And lastly, having a baby will make you throw modesty aside just so you can feed your kid.
I was using the Cafe Au Lait in the office one day and unfortunately, didn’t realize that the door wasn’t properly locked. It so happened that the security personnel was doing his rounds and seeing the room unlocked, went inside to check the facility. And there I was, tatas hanging out, with contraptions attached to said boobies. The look on the security guard’s face was indescribable. He apologized profusely as he swiftly closed the door. I think he had to drag his jaw off the floor. I was just as shocked as he was, but realizing I still had a few more ounces to go before the bottles were full, I sat back and continued with my business. No crying over exposed milk! Or boobies! 😀
Breastfeeding may come naturally to some moms but a lot of mothers have a hard time coping with the many changes they have to go through in this phase of motherhood. Some might be too shy to ask for help or they get overwhelmed by the many (and sometimes confusing!) information given by well meaning family members.
A mother’s best course of action should be to seek professional advice from a health expert. Nothing should be left to chance especially when it comes to our baby’s health.
It may be hard but trust me, it’s also one of the most rewarding part of this motherhood journey.
LH Prime Medical Clinic celebrates National Breastfeeding Month by talking about the importance of breastfeeding and tips to help you decide on the best feeding methods for you and your baby. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated!
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