Breastfeeding Journey: Loud & Proud

 

I am a proud breastfeeding mom. I breastfeed Skye everywhere. As in everywhere. The mall as we shop. The grocery. Restaurants. Church. Car. Cab. Kiddie parties. I was even breastfeeding her at the MYOH event. Ganun kabongga.

Of ourse, most of the time I am discreet. Oh well, I try. I use my good ol' scarf as cover or if I don't have one on hand, I use Skye's burp cloths or lampin to cover the top part of my breast like this...


I haven't experience any discrimination or bad stares from the public yet. Thank heavens. So far, all I got are smiles of appreciation, encouragement and understanding. The sales people at the mall would even give me chair so I can breastfeed comfortably. The people at the church would smile at me as I try to discreetly feed my child. I don't use cover up coz Skye hates it now. Mainit nga naman kasi sa loob so I just cover my boob while the companion would do paypay.

I can consider myself as a breastfeeding advocate because I truly believe in the importance of breastfeeding your child. So as an advocate, I wanna make sure that people around me understands that I am proud of what I'm doing and that I'm loving it.

Honestly, I love the convenience. I love the bond that my baby and I share as we breastfeed. I love that I have the answer to all her little issues and thats my boob. I love that I don't have to worry about spoiled milk, feeding bottles, clean pacifiers, distilled water and milk dispenser. Because my darling Skye only needs me.

I honestly don't understand why some people would give malice to something so wonderful as breastfeeding. But that's the painful truth. So as a mother who want to give her child the best, I do what needs to be done while trying very hard to be aware of the people around me. It can be done naman. We can be modest about breastfeeding. Just cover as much of the boob as you can. For sure your little one won't mind.

Let's not make breastfeeding a taboo. Breastfeed in public. Make people see that you are a breastfeeding mama.  And that it can be done. :) And that its awesome!
 

 
 
 

30 comments:

mamemimommy said...

I saw an article last time that says a woman was deplaned because she was breastfeeding. I was not able to read the article, the title only, but grabe pa din if only because she was bfeeding!

It really is sooo convenient to breastfeed, especially when travelling! No need to bring anything! Just as long as you have baby with you. Hehehehe

Marie Angeli Laxa said...

Go for it, mommy! I've always been a conscious person so I had problems bring in public at first. Nasanay na ako sa my son grew up, which was when he didn't want to be covered anymore! :D

Que Sullano - Gavan said...

Yay to breastfeeding! If only the community will learn that this is the normal thing to do then this would be a little less stressful country!

Louise Antonette said...

That's great for you and your baby! I also breastfed my sons, but since I'm working, it lasted few months short of a year. But agree, nothing felt so motherly than to feed your children your own milk. :)

zaineandi said...

i was actually surprised that breastfeeding in public is such a big issue when i read about it (i was still pregnant those days and was trying to gobble up information about pregnancy and babies). i myself planned to exclusively breastfeed my son for as long as i can but unfortunately, circumstances changed that... but i really miss the bonding with my son when he was still breastfeeding.. it's, well, unexplainable...

honey's haven said...

Aww.. U should be proud that u'r breastfeeding ur baby. And it is sad that some people do put malice on it. Shame on them.

May Palacpac said...

I think it's great that someone thought of making a feeding bib for breastfeeding moms. My favorite is the one that's like a poncho cause i don't have to worry about the side of my breast showing.

But in the car or at home, hay nako! Walang bib bib,haha. Ang init kaya!

diosyl evan said...

Great for you mommy :) as much as i wanted to breastfeed my little boy before, i only tried it for 1 1/2 months because i need to go back to work :(

Anna Plaida said...

I am also into breastfeeding, when we go out I usually check first where is the breastfeeding area. As far as I remember twice me nakapag breastfeed in public one in Jollibee during the party and in Boracay Enjoy your breastfeeding journey

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Ay grabe nga yun! Bawal kumain ang anak nya ganun? And yes, I must agree, breastfeeding is so convenient!

Celerhina Aubrey said...

My baby doesn't want to be covered. So I only bring my super nipis scarf if I'm going out with friends. Pero really, strike anywhere kami.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Agree! And I honestly don't understand kung paano sila nalalaswaan sa nagpapadede ng sanggol? I mean?! Diba?!

Celerhina Aubrey said...

I'm also working. And I still plan to continue bf'ing until she self-weans. Which I hope is by the time she's two. :)

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Sayang naman! Breastfeeding your little one is sooo precious. :) And yes, a great bonding time.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Yep! Shame on them!

Celerhina Aubrey said...

I never used bib. Or covers. Just my scarf and only if really needed. Hahahaha! Like if I'm with guy friends and we are talking, I really cover up. :) Syempre kelangan nakatingin sila sa akin while talking and ayoko sila mailang. But other than that, I really strike anywhere. Hahahaha! I just wear bf friendly clothes.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

I'm a working mum!! :) It is possible to breastfeed while working. :)

Celerhina Aubrey said...

I used to go to the breastfeeding station noon but..naku! If my baby is hungry, I will feed her anywhere, anytime. I think its time we normalize breastfeeding in public.

Aine Garcia said...

one proud breastfeeding momma here! I breastfed my little girl for 3 years, she willingly stopped days after her 3rd birthday. strike anywhere din kami - parties, resto, clinic! pero when we're strolling around the mall and there's no chair, we go to fitting rooms.. mas accessible kasi compared to breastfeeding rooms na malayo at nasa kaibuturan ng mall. haha! plus the comfort na makakasandal ako, tahimik (naiistorbo kasi siya pag maingay), and nakakapag play pa siya in front of the mirror after mag feed. so yeah, suki kami ng fitting room. :D

Denise said...

Good job on your advocacy, momma! Breastfeeding is truly beautiful :)

My Bliss said...

Yay for breastfeeding moms! I'm a breastfeeding mom and I'm so glad I chose to do it even before my daughter was born. She's 3 years old now and she still loves "Mommy's milk" (that's how she calls it). I don't use cover na because she doesn't like it but I use her burp cloth or even her hand or she covers herself with my shirt/blouse whenever she nurses in public. :) Congratulations to you and your baby! Thank you for sharing! :)

The Clueless Mom said...

Good for you, mommy! It's nice to know that the people around you accept your choice to breastfeed. I hate reading articles about people shaming moms who breastfeed in public! They're the ones who should be ashamed! But anyway, keep doing what you're doing! :)

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Oo nga fitting room is perfect no!

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Thank you.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Thank you. Yey for breastfeeding.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Agree. Hindi ko talaga makita kung anong bastos sa pagpapasuso.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Its really nice nga that some malls even provide breastfeeding lounges to mommies nowadays. Mommies have their own place to breasfeed.

Mommy Lally said...

Good job mommy! I am also breastfeeding advocate, sadly I only breastfed my daughter before she reached 1 year old. If I could only turn back the time..sigh :-(

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Yep! But me, I don't go to bf stations anymore.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Sayang! I wanna bf my baby until she self weans which I hope is until she's 2! :)

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