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7 Self-care Tips for Mothers

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It is the Mother's day month and guess who the heroes are for this month, us, mothers! As per the famous English poet and journalist, Rudyard Kipling once said, "God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." The quote is really true, we can be as compassionate as God, loving and even selfless, however, we get tired and our powers are limited. We usually rely on coffee and sweets for energy but still, it isn't enough. Even my coffee needs coffee.    I am writing this to suggest some ways for you to breathe rather than the usual get...

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Emergency Go Bag

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Luzon area was rocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 last Monday, April 22, 2019. Another one was felt the day after in different parts of Luzon. After what had happened, Philvolcs confirmed that "The Big One" could happen soon. The big one has a deadly magnitude of 7.2 earthquake. If that is inevitable, the best you can do is to be prepared for your family.  For your guidance, here's how to prepare an emergency go bag:  Always say a little prayer before sleeping, that would be the best tool.

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Nursing Vacation

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When I was a new mother years ago, a vacation is what I needed to escape reality but a nursing vacation is way different than that. A nursing vacation is a period, usually 36-48 hours where you and baby snuggle, get some serious skin-to-skin moments and breastfeed around the clock.  Let me share some benefits of taking a nursing vacation: 1.  Milk Supply Increase Skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding on demand should help your supply go up. If you feel your output is low or baby needs more milk, savor more together times and breastfeed often. Constant feedings and direct stimulation...

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The Top Up Trap

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When I gave birth via CS, I remembered my husband opening the can of formula milk we brought in the hospital (THE HORROR!) as opposed now, nobody can even bring a grain of formula milk inside! So at the start really, there was no Unang Yakap or The First Embrace.

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Formula Milk, that's easy!

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I am a breastfeeding advocate but I don't push breastfeeding down in someone's throat. And on that topic, I know all moms will decide if they will breastfeed or not. Some may decide to reach the 6th month mark and some will decide to let their child self-wean. Either way, in between, you may think of bottle feeding your baby, soon.  I wrote this for moms who are pregnant or women who are about to pop. You may be preparing for your hospital bills and other needs, and that includes bottles, cleaning agents, clothes, bags, etc. in preparation for your...

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