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Welcome to the Milk Mama Diaries Carnival (February). For this month, we focus on back to basics. Participants will share advices – either the best breastfeeding advice they received and/or the best breastfeeding advice they can give to new moms. Please scroll down to the end of the post to see the list of carnival entries.

No, it’s not an advertisement I am writing about, but those words have got to be the BEST advice I have received and I will give any parent who decides to breastfeed.

Armed with googled knowledge, a clueless family, a few breastfeeding friends, and one La Leche League meet prior to delivery, I embarked on a now almost 18-month journey of breastfeeding. No regrets! I really deserve a big pat on the back (which I am now doing as I am writing this blog post at 1 AM!).

After those months of actually succeeding in an unfamiliar field (and now being able to go back to the workforce after 16 months postpartum), I am now passing on the knowledge to people I know who, like me, were once afraid, unsure, and uncertain about this whole breastfeeding thing. I answer questions through text, email, calls, and sometimes do visits when time permits. I’m no lactation counselor as I tell the people, but I really want to just share the knowledge and the blessing our family have.

I have breastfeeding books I will soon lend a childhood friend. I would very much love to share with pregnant moms our experience especially the bumpy beginnings. I want to help educate more people how important and natural breastfeeding is, especially to non-believers. I want to promote breastfeeding in public (which I did just the other day when an old lady told me that my toddler should not direct feed anymore cause it’s not right anymore– my daughter nursed in front of her and we didn’t care what she’d say!).

So my advice: JUST DO IT. I can be pushy, right? But that’s how we survived the first year without even thinking about supplementing formula. And we succeeded. I pray through Our Lady of La Leche that you will, too.

~ Touringkitty

These mom bloggers did it, too! We have different stories to tell and I hope you’ll learn from them as I did.

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The Articulate Pen’s Breastfeeding needs Patience
Diapers and Stethoscope’s Back to Basic
My Mommyology’s What I’ve Learned About Breastfeeding
Ms. Masungit’s From One Mom To Another
The Odyssey of Dinna’s Breastfeeding Words of Wisdom
Mrs. Bry126’s We’re All in this Together
I Am Clarice’s Paying it Forward
My Mommy Kwentos’ Sharing My Favorite Breastfeeding Advice
Planet Marsy’s Better Than None
Mommy {T} Coach’s Saved by the Nursing Mommas
Mama Drama’s Patience and Breast-friends
Adventures on Planet Mom’s Stubborn Me! Sure Glad I didn’t give up
Nanaystrip’s Eat Malunggay, Say “I Have Milk” and Love your Baby
Starting at Twenty-Five’s My Husband’s Best Breastfeeding Advice
Nanay *Loves* Purple’s Why Attend Breastfeeding Class/Seminars
Truly Rich Mom’s My Top 5 Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms
Legally Mama’s Take it from the non-expert!
Mommy Mama Rat’s My Breastfeeding Mantra
Mr. Jacob’s Mom’s Breastfeeding Tips from a Non-Breastfed Mommy
Hybrid Rasta Mama’s Breastfeeding Lists, Advice, Links and More
Apples and Dumplings’ One Word of Breastfeeding Advice
Touring Kitty’s Just Do It
EthanMama’s Only the Best for My Baby
the canDIshhh tales’ My Breastfeeding Advice
Mec as Mom’s Enough is Enough
Chronicles of a Nursing Mom’s ;On Breastfeeding Number Two – Redux

22 Comments on Just Do It!

    • True! That’s what I tell pregnant friends. If they didn’t do it at all and I’d see them feeding on bottles right after giving birth, I’m somewhat sad. Overacting I know, but how would you know if breastfeeding would work if you didn’t even try, right? One, two days, one week, then you’d be surprised you’d go on for weeks, months, even years.

  1. Great words of advice, Em! 🙂 JUST DO IT talaga! I wish more moms would take this to heart and at least TRY to breastfeed their kids! 😉 Hope all is going well for you and the family! God bless always!

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