Breastfeeding stories: Kathreen Aquiapao

Kathreen Aquiapao

Nurse/Stay-at-Home Mom



Having known about the benefits of breastfeeding, I have really made it a goal to purely breastfeed until Gia weans.

But breastfeeding, as they say, is not always easy. I started with cracked, bleeding nipples because of poor latch. I was also not sure whether I was producing enough milk to meet my baby's needs.

Further, my baby has developed jaundice, adding up to the frustrations I have already been experiencing.

I was about to give up until a good friend introduced me to a Lactation Group in Baguio. I had lactation counselling and massage. Imagine the joy I had when I saw my milk dripping from my breast. I thought I didn't have enough. Now, Gia and I are on our 26th month of pure breastfeeding journey.

Having a support group is really important to achieve successful breastfeeding. Mommies should always remember the benefits of breastfeeding and ask for help when needed.

"Breastfeeding is not always easy, but it is always worth it." Thank God for our liquid gold!


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