(Belated) Mommy’s Day post

 

That’s my Mom (with Lyndel). And she’s fabulous! Most often, she is mistaken to be my sister. Heck, she’s way more kikay than I am! (I’ve gotta keep up) [Read more…]

An afternoon with the butterflies

It warm a very warm and humid afternoon. But thanks to the butterflies at Eastwood Mall, Lyndel still had a lovely time. It was his first time to see butterflies. And it’s such a delight to see him marvel at these lovely creatures for the first time. I can’t wait to take him to other places. For a Mom, it was such a new and overwhelming feeling to watch my son watch the butterflies in amazement. Nothing is ever pure and genuine than looking at the world and God’s creations through a child’s eyes.

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Donating Breastmilk

I’ve always wanted to donate my milk but I never seem to have extra supply. But late one night, while I was walking towards SM Megamall to ride the shuttle, I chanced on a young Mom with a toddler and a sleeping baby. There was a small crowd of ladies gathering over them, giving alms. When they eventually left, there was another woman who kept telling the Mom, “Ibigay mo na lang sa akin yan. Uuwi ako bukas sa probinsiya” (Give me the child, I’m going back to our province tomorrow)
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Let’s all go to the SALE this weekend!!

It’s on March 26-27 2011 / 10am to 6pm

1st Floor Function Room, Renaissance 3000, Meralco Ave., Pasig City

Of Nursing and Self-awareness

Welcome to the first Milk Mama Diaries Carnival (March). To celebrate National Women’s Month, our participants share how breastfeeding has changed them as a woman. Please scroll down to the end of this post and check out the other carnival participants.
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I’m a first time mom to a lovely little boy we so adore.Even before I got pregnant, even when I was still single, I somehow already resolved upon myself that I’m going to breastfeed. It wasn’t because of any prodding from anyone. I just knew that’s how I wanted to feed my baby.And then when finally when it was my time to be a mom-to-be, I learned that my Mom supports breastfeeding and strongly advises Moms to be to breastfeed their newborn. Being an officer from the Health Sector, just recently, her eyes were opened to the many benefits that breastfeeding gives to both Mommy and baby. I was not a breastfed baby, by the way. My Mom said she didn’t have any knowledge on the subject when she was a new Mom. She just listened to the advice of the elders. During those times, it was a question of what infant formula you are feeding your baby. That was the Status quo. And of course, she didn’t know any better. Oh, how she abhors what the milk companies did during her time. [Read more…]

The 7 baby B’s – What Attachment Parenting Is

I have here the Basic Principles of Attachment Parenting from Dr. Sears> 🙂
Attachment parenting is a style of caring for your infant that brings out the best in the baby and the best in the parents.

7 ATTACHMENT TOOLS: THE BABY B’S

1. BIRTH BONDING
The way baby and parents get started with one another helps the early attachment unfold. The days and weeks after birth are a sensitive period in which mothers and babies are uniquely primed to want to be close to one another. A close attachment after birth and beyond allows the natural, biological attachment-promoting behaviors of the infant and the intuitive, biological, caregiving qualities of the mother to come together. Both members of this biological pair get off to the right start at a time when the infant is most needy and the mother is most ready to nurture (see Bonding)
“What if something happens to prevent our immediate bonding?”

Sometimes medical complications keep you and your baby apart for a while, but then catch-up bonding is what happens, starting as soon as possible. When the concept of bonding was first delivered onto the parenting scene twenty years ago, some people got it out of balance. The concept of human bonding being an absolute “critical period” or a “now-or-never” relationship was never intended. Birth bonding is not like instant glue that cements the mother-child relationship together forever. Bonding is a series of steps in your lifelong growing together with your child. Immediate bonding simply gives the parent- infant relationship a headstart. [Read more…]