It’s World Breastfeeding Week! There are plenty of activities and events in store for Mamas the whole month of August. Just check-out these ideas I got from Dainty Mom. In fact, I’ll be joining the World’s Biggest Breastfeeding Twitter Party (#BigBFParty) in a few hours. I have been so excited that I thought it was yesterday. Blame it on the Time Zone!
Anyways, I’d like to share with you some habits that I believe I got from breastfeeding.
1. Less cleaning. I am a bit OC when it comes to cleaning. Thus, it takes a lot of time for me when I clean. The cleaning actually doubled when I had Jack Jack. However, since I learned that you need to expose kids to dirt somehow and with the assurance that breastmilk gives kids a stronger immunity system, I have learned to lessen my cleaning. Besides, the cleaning would definitely be lessened because I always have my hands full sitting the kid alone. Just see how I clean my breastpump.
like a horse healthy. This part is my favorite of all. Breastfeeding made me hungry. All. The. Time. I enjoy eating food even before I got pregnant. With my petite frame, people used to ask me where all the food goes. At least now I could give them an answer.
3. Shopping wisely. Since I don’t want to be tied to wearing the regular nursing tops, I was always on the lookout for tops that I could easily use for breastfeeding. Tops that have easier boob-access and discreet for nursing gets higher chances of going home with me.
4. Multiple nursing positions. Do you know how many positions we have for nursing? I’ve lost count. Since I’m already nursing a preschooler, the nursling probably has thought of every position possible for him. Whether I’m lying, sitting or standing (sometimes even driving), he surely would be able to nurse.
5. Hot showers/baths. This was my comfort whenever I’ve got sore nipples, milk blisters and clogged ducts.
6. Addicted to anything/everything about breastfeeding.
7. Be in a support group. I have never been as passionate about anything before breastfeeding. And holding so much information about it, makes me want to share it all the more.
8. Touch myself in public. Ok, that doesn’t sound right. But I do that a lot because when I forget which side I last nursed on, touching gives me an idea which side is still full.
9. Read medication literature. I never cared much about medication side-effects or precautions. I just know what they were for and how many times I should take it. Breastfeeding made me choose to be informed. Medications should have no contra-indications for nursing mothers. Since I’m reading the literature, I also get to find out the side-effects of medications. Thus, it made me not want to take it and do research first for natural medications.
10. Nurse in Public. I used to feel awkward when I nurse in public. Partly probably because the husband is conservative. But later on, I have realized I should not be ashamed because breastfeeding should be a normal thing for babies and is something that every breastfeeding Mama should be proud of.
Did you have habits formed from breastfeeding?
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