Babymama Lianne Mae Estrope
I am a mom of a big baby girl. She now weighs 9 kgs and she’s on her 5th month.
Before I gave birth, I’m convinced that my milk is the best that I could give to my baby. I never thought that it was so hard on the first few months! I mixed fed her because I thought my supply was not enough. Then she had cow’s milk allergy. That was when I was obliged to breastfeed her exclusively. That allergy was a blessing in disguise!
I think the most help I got was from my mother in law. She cooked soup everyday and she bought a lot of healthy food for me to increase my supply. She’s my hero.
The most memorable experience is when I first breastfed my baby in public. We were in SM department store. She started crying and everyone was looking at us. I had no nursing cover that time. I asked for a chair and nursed her at the back of the shelves.
I’m still on process of trying to increase my milk supply. I’m currently using Spectra 9+ but I’m planning to switch to Spectra S2. Another struggle that I’m facing is how can i keep up with my baby’s demand. I’m almost out of stash and I really need to pump more. Maybe, once I have the S2 pump which can help increase milk supply, I might build up my stash easily.