No-Bake Lactation Bites

img_7749Dripping and wet: the best way to describe my breasts after munching on these goodies. Best of all, they’re very easy to make.

Some recipes call for Brewer’s Yeast Powder, but since my baby and I has a history of thrush, I had to leave it out. This batch only took me around 10 minutes to make, and 30 minutes to set in the fridge.

For this recipe, I was able to make nine big pieces. If I made them a bit smaller, I would probably have a dozen. I like them big, though. 🙂

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Breastfeeding: Period Survival Guide

Gone were the days when the only problems I had during my period were cramps, migraine, PMS, and emergency stains. It’s a completely different story when your baby is depending on you and your supply almost dries up when your period returns.

At the beginning of my breastfeeding journey, I didn’t have many problems. It was almost smooth sailing, save for an occasion of engorgement that resolved quickly. However, come six months postpartum (May 2016), my period returned.

My immune system weakened, and I also came down with the flu and pneumonia. At first, it was only the feeling of malaise that I usually get before my period, then came the flu. A few days after, I was diagnosed with pneumonia and a couple of days after, my period came and my milk supply almost dried up. My son, Raffy, lost weight, but we persevered with constant latching. He lost weight, but we were still in the safe zone. He was able to gain his weight back (and more) two weeks after my sickness.

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S P E C T R A 9 +

spectraThis is the start of my pumping journey!

Before the year 2015 ended, we went to Babymama PH‘s store in Ortigas to purchase a Spectra 9+. It’s already March, yet I’ve only pumped for less than ten times.

I’m a stay-at-home mom so I haven’t had the need to pump regularly. Our little Rafael still doesn’t know how to feed from a bottle, so I just pump for back-up and I.C.E. stock. My lactation consultant, Nanay Nona, does not recommend for me to pump regularly since I have an abundance of supply, and pumping may cause me to have oversupply issues.

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