Our Breastfeeding Experience


World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year on the first week of August! In line with this, I would like to share my own breastfeeding experiences with my 2 kids. When I gave birth to my eldest 6 years ago, I didn’t know a thing about breastfeeding, I just know that I wanted to breastfeed her. I didn’t produce enough milk at the beginning so the doctor decided to bottlefeed her while we were still in the hospital. Though I had her roomed in with me so we can nurse more often. We continued nursing and mixed feeding for the first two months but after the initial months, we finally moved to exclusive breastfeeding. We breastfed until she was 11 months old.

As for my 2nd child, I also was decided to breastfeed him exclusively so since the day he was born, we nursed and I was quite sure that I was not producing enough milk but still we pursued. He was even hospitalized again because of Jaundice and later the doctor said that it was breastmilk jaundice. We just continued our exclusive breastfeeding until 12 months old. I decided to offer cow’s milk but we still continued our breastfeeding sessions until 22 months old.
We definitely had our struggles and hardships, but those moments will be forever etched in my heart and mind… bonding moments which I will treasure in my heart for always!

Comments

  1. Mom-Friday says:

    Breastfeeding is truly a rewarding experience, nothing compares…despite the “zombie mommy” days! 😀

  2. st kilda sea baths says:

    While nursing, a woman might experience a continuing growth of the breast glands, especially if the child has a good appetite.

  3. I breastfed my kids for a little over two months. Sayang I wish I could give them more but had to gradually stop when I go back to work.

  4. Gift hampers Australia says:

    With the many benefits of breastfeeding for your newborn, it is a method chosen by a large population of mothers everywhere.

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