Our Breastfeeding Journey
|My little munchkin at 5 months! <3|
Actually when I gave birth to her, I didn't have much milk. That's why the resident doctor at the hospital I gave birth at told me to give her formula milk in which I totally do not agree with because I wanted to breastfeed her. But then, the doctor said my little girl would be dehydrated so we bought a little can of milk. I tell you we didn't bring a bottle because I thought my milk would be ready by then. It was so frustrating! Good thing the hospital have this little bottle with a dropper. That's what we used to feed her. The lactation department were also so supportive of the mothers' breastfeeding journey. How we used the dropper was I drop the formula to my nipple and that's how my little munchkin was able to drink it when she's latching. That's how the woman from the lactation department told me to feed my little munchkin so there would be no nipple confusion in the future.
Anyway, even though I've had her mixed fed for I think a month or two, we stopped with the formula when I realized my milk was too much already. My breasts engorge in just a couple of hours! It was crazy and it hurts! So I said I would stop with formula, and since I was not working at the time, it was just perfect to breastfeed my little munchkin! Mas tipid pa!
And yes, until now at 19 months we're still breastfeeding! And I am just so happy! It is my little girl and I's bonding time! I would talk to her about anything and everything whenever she's latching on me. And sometimes she would think her momma's cray with the way she looks at me like she really understands what I'm talking about. Lol! Though yes sometimes it's hard especially when I need to do something important and my little girl would want to have milk. But it works, so it's fine. ;)
I am just so happy that we've gone this far!