My mom didn’t breastfeed my siblings and me very long. It’s mainly because she received free supply of formula from the company my dad worked with. So she didn’t pay much attention in my breastfeeding preparation either.
But the moment I started breastfeeding, I didn’t stop. Along the way, I did a lot of reading about it and knew I was giving the best for my child. I doubted my ability to exclusively breastfeed after I return to work and put a formula on standby. It remains unopened until today.
On the other hand, I am known as a very picky eater and hardly took any vegetables when I was growing up (heck, until my 20s even). This (could’ve) resulted in me being a very small sized kid, which got my mom worried. At one point, she got my blood tested by a doctor to ensure I am not malnourished (results came back OK).
Yes, I don’t eat as healthy as I should. I’m a big time sweet tooth. Gimme ice creams, cakes and chocolates anytime, I’ll take ‘em. Garden salad? I’ll pass. My favourite part in a buffet? The dessert table. I don’t even step foot at the salad bar. You get the point.
Anyway, this got me thinking, if I’m not exactly a healthy eater, am I giving my child enough nourishments? Or if all the nourishments go to him, what’s left for me? After over 2 years of breastfeeding, I now realise what I could’ve done to make things a whole lot better for both my boy and me.
Running through the Dumex website, I found out that Mamil Mama is formulated with essential vitamins and minerals to help refill the body’s nutrient stores. So now I’m an expert in breastfeeding (chewah!), all I need is that extra boost to provide my next child the right and adequate amount of nutrients for him/her even when he/she is all grown up.
And NO, I’m not pregnant.