Welcome to the Milk Mama Diaries Carnival (August). For this month, we write about the World Breastfeeding Week 2014 – Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life and share how breastfeeding can help the Philippines achieve the 8 Millennium Development Goals developed by the government and the United Nations. Participants will share their thoughts, experiences, hopes and suggestions on the topic.
Please scroll down to the end of the post to see the list of carnival entries.
Our town was badly hit by Typhoon Glenda last month. My parents’ house served as temporary shelter for some of our neighbors who lost their homes. One young couple has a 6-month old baby. While we were busy repairing roofs and clearing fallen debris, I saw the mom prepare a bottle of milk for the child. No, it’s not a thousand peso-worth brand that we typically see in locked cabinets in stores. Hint: It’s a brand that will give the kid the right to brag ‘Laking gatas ako!‘ when he’s older. It is definitely not suitable for infants but they buy it because it’s all they can afford. When I asked her, she said she stopped breastfeeding at two months because “natuyuan na ako ng gatas“.