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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bambini Family Bootcamp

These past few days, we were so full of challenges and with God’s grace, we surpassed it all! Baby got diagnosed of a dengue fever syndrome and we stayed at the hospital for almost the whole working days of the week since the 5th until the 9th. So when we were discharged, I decided to attend the Saturday event on the 10th since I have already committed my attendance. Good thing that baby was all good before I left him with his aunt. I went to the Bambini Family Bootcamp held at Glorietta 3 last March 10. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Do You Clean Your Baby’s Teeth and Gums?

When baby first started showing teeth, my main concern was how to brush or clean it.  When he was still a newborn, I would always clean his mouth with a clean cloth and water. I always do it every day. Actually, I have the option not to because he was exclusively breastfeed. For exclusively breastfeed babies, it is totally fine not to clean their mouth and tongue because milk from moms are totally clean. However, I still prefer to clean it because I am seeing build-up of milk at the center of his tongue and it somehow bothers me. I clean it before or during his bath/wash time.

When he first developed his tooth, I researched on how to properly clean baby’s mouth and it was stated that at the first sign of teething, we need to brush it. Of course, bristles would be difficult to use that’s why there are appropriate items for brushing. There are chew brushes that can teach the baby to chew and that’s how the teeth will be cleaned.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Review: Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump

When I first started breastfeeding my baby, I immediately bought a manual pump when I was only 3 weeks postpartum. Wrong! I didn’t know it would cause me oversupply which will be harmful in the future. It will make my breast overflowing with milk and I might end up with mastitis. If I have not read on the facts on breastfeeding, I would still be practicing the wrong things about it. Breast pumps should only be used 2 months postpartum to avoid oversupply. Actually, it is much recommended to hand express so that it won’t pressure my breast and won’t create clogged ducts. I stopped manual pumping and tried practicing on hand express. It’s difficult at first but I eventually got the hang of it. That’s when I decided to purchase my Haakaa breast pump. It is a hands-free container that can be attached on the breast to collect milk while I am hand-expressing on the other side. It is also useful in collecting milk while baby is latching on one side. I am just not letting him kick the container or it might spill the content. You will not end up crying over spilled milk with this. Every drop counts and it is saved with this tool.