7 Breastfeeding BFFs
Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month! For the occasion, I wanted to share 7 things that helped me in my breastfeeding journeys, my BF BFFs! I breastfed my first baby, David, for a year and now am currently breastfeeding my second baby, Ethan, who is 3 months old.
They say that breastfeeding is 90% dedication and 10% milk production. Which makes sense because the dedication really is the hardest part.
You cannot give from an empty cup so hopefully some of these help you fill your cup and get the milk flowing.
Photo from the AsianParent Philippines
I don’t even know where to start in talking about how this wonder plant is just plain amazing. Malunggay will be a staple in your breastfeeding journey. The actual leaf, powder, capsules, drink, cookie - take it in any form that suits you starting when you are still pregnant at 6 months . For my first pregnancy, I actually started with the powder form (available at Echostore Cebu), which I put in almost everything I ate. Morning oatmeal, juice, rice, etc. The taste was starting to bother me so I shifted to capsules. I started with 2 caps of Mega Malunggay (available at BaoBao Babies, MoMa) daily. When I was breastfeeding, I shifted to the cheaper (and more readily available at all leading pharmacies) Natalac. And now for my 2nd pregnancy and baby, I’m taking Moringana capsules (which I hoarded from the Breastfeeding month sale at babymama.ph). I take 2 a day but when I need a supply boost, I take 3. Of course, have the malunggay soup when you can too. I started drinking malunggay while still pregnant with David and my milk came right away! And I have been blessed to have had no major problems with supply since. Same goes for Baby 2 too!