Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's a Bronze!!!!

Yey!!! I earned my Bronze Boobie Award last week, Sept. 28, 2011. I'm exclusively breastfeeding baby Jared for 3 months and 3 days to be exact!

Whew! This is not easy job you know?! I am a working mom and just got back to work last Sept. 5. It is really challenging for me! VERY CHALLENGING!!! Why? Because I am always on meetings and going out a lot for client calls. To sustain my milk production, I need to express milk at least every 2-3 hours. But because of series of meetings everyday...and very long list of unread emails...i ended up expressing every 6 hours. There were couple of days, I expressed 8 hours in between. This was bad and resulted my right boob to decrease milk production. My regular produce will give me 4oz per boob. But on my 3rd week at work, my right boob produced only 1oz. It's a big No No for me. I was so frustrated and sad for being too focus on work. *Sigh*

Good thing, when I went to my OB for my 2nd dose of vaccine for cervical cancer, she shared with me some tips to help increase my milk production. I increased my in-take of lactating supplement from once a day to twice a day. Drink lots of water. Include soup in my main meals everyday. Not ordinary soup but soup with MALUNGGAY leaves. My husband is actually complaining that he is so (nasusuya) so sick of Malunggay now!!! hahaha!!! He said, he can be a substitute and can offer his own boobs for milk. hehehe. And, the most important of all is to make sure that I will expressed milk at least every 2-3 hours to help stimulate milk production.

True enough, with discipline and a lot of effort, I was able to revive and put my milk production back to normal. I'm producing a regular of 3 to 6 oz per boob!!! Yey!!!

So, I'm very very happy that when I reached 3rd month, I was again on high!!!

Kudos to other nursing mothers!!!

I am a proud Bronze Boobie and counting days to reach Golden Boobie Award!!! :P


Nursing for 3 Months = Bronze
Nursing for 6 Months = Silver
Nursing for 12 Months or 1 Year = Gold
Nursing for 24 Months or 2 Years = Platinum

Celebrating Bronze Boobie Award!!!

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