Last Saturday, I joined Pigeon’s Only Moms Breastfeeding Event at the 3rd floor of SM Makati. Although I’m actually done with breastfeeding the two boys (*whew!*), I feel that I need a refresher for when baby number 3 comes along. Besides, I never really got to attend any formal breastfeeding talk/seminar before, so it’s high time that I do.
The event was hosted by the lovely Issa Litton, a breastfeeding mother of two.
From L-R, certified parenting and lactation expert, Abbie Yabot, Pigeon brand ambassador, Shamcey Supsup-Lee, and Richwell Philippines, Inc. COO, Maye Yao Co Say were there to share their expert advice on breastfeeding, including the ups and downs of it.
Abbie encouraged moms to keep on breastfeeding despite the challenges because there are solutions. “For moms who feel like they are not producing enough milk, it’s actually helpful to just keep breastfeeding and pumping. The more milk you express, the more your body will produce. It’s also best to use a breast pump to keep the milk flowing”, this coming from the lactation expert who has breastfed 5 kids already!
A new mom herself, Shamcey lent a relatable voice by sharing her own breastfeeding journey. “I’ve always known I wanted to breastfeed because I’ve been told about its many incomparable benefits. But I didn’t realize until I was actually breastfeeding just how hard it was. There were so many sleepless nights and crying. If I didn’t have my husband’s strong support, I would have quit easily”, the beauty queen shared.
The husband’s support indeed! So, as part of the event, the dads in the group were encouraged to stand up and take the pledge to fully support the mothers of their children in their breastfeeding journey, no matter how tough.
To the future mother of his future children, FYI, this boy also made that pledge. Hahaha!
To cap off the event, there were prizes raffled off. Though I didn’t win any of the 2 breast pumps being given away, we won the Crayola prize from Baby Company. Super super nice! Among them is the one with 152 colors! *Swoon!*
Here’s a photo of us in IG by Pigeon (@pigeonbabyph) with our many loot.
Here are some of Pigeon’s Breastfeeding Products. These are for the home.
They had a weeklong sale last August 15-21, 2016! Look at those savings!
While this booth caters to breastfeeding on the go.
Electric Breast Pumps from Pigeon, the portable and the normal kind.
Pigeon also carries other baby products like baby wash, baby wipes, and bottle cleansers.
Thank you Pigeon, for having us. It was indeed an afternoon well spent! 🙂