In the breastfeeding classes I teach, I take time to emphasize that there are ways for working moms to still continue breastfeeding their babies. It will take a lot of effort and determination, yes, but it is possible and doable. As with most challenges, it can be accomplished with preparation and education for the part of the family expecting a newborn. ????
We began by putting small sachets of plastics on the containers mixing them up with medium sized plastics. Our goal shifted from making eco-bricks to just stuffing plastic into the bottles. After about 3 weeks, we noticed that our trash output reduced significantly from using a big trash bag, down to just a big sando bag. If I were to guess, it would be about 50%-60% less in volume. As it turned out, we were throwing out a lot of plastic to begin with.
It was at that time when I started to realize I need more hands than just two, when I started wanting to do other things while carrying our baby girl Tala around. Mundane stuff like fold her clothes, fix her sleeping area, eat with two hands, go on a walk outside, and perhaps even go to the mall.
A couple of shortcomings I have as a person are my pride and my ego. I grew up being an achiever and a leader and I hardly failed at anything I set my heart and mind out to do. That is, until 10 years ago—when no matter how hard I tried to “handle everything” in my life, I could not.
Have you ever been in a situation where in you were anticipating a problem, and you were sure that it was coming your way, and way before the problem landed on your lap, it found a way to solve itself before arriving?
I believe that every mother has her own unique and beautiful birth story, let me humbly share the story of the beginning of our breastfeeding journey.
Breastfeeding. Most men in general, myself included, don’t care about it since we literally don’t know how to breastfeed. As far as we are concerned, breastfeeding is a woman’s job. Is it really?
It has been a month and several days since we became parents. We’ve made so many plans and prepared for so many things prior to giving birth. What we didn’t see was the plan that God prepared for us was greater than all of the things we have planned and prepared for.
I really think first-time moms should have at least 6 hands! I need one for holding my baby’s head. And one for holding her back and butt. Also one for holding my breast where she nurses. Another for holding the milk container for catching the drip from the other breast. The fifth hand is for… Continue reading Six Hands
Coming home to a flooded house, I needed to provide a stress free environment for my wife for her speedy recovery and for her to provide milk for our new born baby girl. This post shows how I converted a wireless doorbell to instant room service device!