Was Freddie Aguilar breastfed?
Watch the video and hear the song here
Noong isilang ka sa mudong ito
Laking tuwa ng magulang mo
At ang kamay nila ang ‘yong ilaw
At ang nanay at tatay mo’y
‘Di malaman ang gagawin
Minamasdan pati pagtulog mo
At sa gabi’y napupuyat ang iyong nanay
Sa pagtimpla ng gatas mo
At sa umaga nama’y kalong ka
Ng iyong amang tuwang-tuwa sa iyo
Anyway, I love the song, especially the first part. I felt the lyrics encapsulated what my husband and I felt about Aria. She became our world when she was born. I sang this song to my daughter a few days after she was born as I was putting her to sleep. But when I got to the third verse, I stopped. I asked myself if I really want to prepare formula milk in the wee hours and let the baby cry out while she waits for us to measure the formula, let the water cool down, etc etc.
I liked Lea Salonga’s fierce version. LOVED the rendition of my most favorite conductor, ninong, and friend, Mark Anthony Carpio of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. I’m not sure though if the arrangement was done by my most favorite conducting teacher, Sir Eudy Palaruan.
Is there a song about breastfeeding? Or maybe you created something that you want the world to hear? Share it with us!