Monday, May 11, 2009

breastmilk is still best deandean

Source: Your Child's First

Subject: Breastmilk
Date:March 10, 2009

On every Philippine tv or radio commercial for milk products for babies , it always end with this statement:

"Breastmilk is still best for babies up to 2 years."

They do that here too to discourage too much commercialism of the milk product. It is conflicting in a sense. I think and I believe, like the cigarette commercial, it is now universally syndicated so Nursing Mothers will get back to the basics in feeding their infants. Breastfeeding has been my personal preference even at the time, I was not married yet. And I did breastfed them when I had have my two babies at a very late age. With God's blessings, my girls have had never been sickly and not once in their entire childhood life, they had been taken to hospital.

On the other hand, being there myself I know exactly what you mean by your statement above because of our economic condition where most mothers have to work to augment the family income which is a shame. On the other hand, the plus factor over there is that you can afford to have maids to mind your babies while you are at work. Whereas here, that means luxury to us.

My approach to nursing motherhood was eating the right food where my babies derived good nutrition from my own breastmilk. Happy Mothering.

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