Before the breastfeeding month ends, I would like to dedicate at least one entry talking about how grateful I am to breastfeed my little darling since birth until the present. My baby daughter, which we fondly call Suna as her nickname, already turned one year old this month. She had a taste of formula milk during infancy, but thanks God she never liked it, or else, we would be spending extra money on very expensive powdered cow's milk, which is not a good idea. Also, I admit I have tried to bottle feed my baby in the past. I expressed milk for her to consume whenever I'm out to run errands and even built an extra supply in my freezer. However, she would just push her bottle and cry and the same thing happened every time I attempted to leave her home with thawed milk from the fridge. I know I am not perfect, I needed more knowledge on breastfeeding, so glad that I met new friends who taught me the benefits of an EBF (exclusively breastfeed) child and DBF (directly breastfed) child. In the end, I realized, good thing that my baby daughter never get used to bottle feeding nor formula feeding, we are able to save money and confident that she is in good health. Thanks be to God.
I promise I will breastfeed my child as long as she wants.
To my fellow breastfeeding moms out there, I guess you know by now that SM, being the first mall to provide a breastfeeding station since, I think 2006, until other malls followed suit, now has more and more branches with a breastfeeding facility. So far, the newest and the nicest breastfeeding room I have visited at SM is this one in Makati, located at the 3rd floor of the department store, beside the comfort rooms.
It has a couple of washbasins with a diaper changing table in the middle, complete with toilet necessities like tissue paper, hand sanitizer, lotion, and liquid hand soap.
Upon entrance, you'll see thick brown curtains on the right and at the back of those curtains are cushioned chairs with arm rest and pillow for comfort.
Visible from the outside through the glass wall is this small sofa intended for other moms in queue.
I like it that the ambiance of SM Makati's Breastfeeding Station is clean and fresh. I hope that they'll consider changing the lights and make it a little dim and dreamy, though, as to provide a good feeding atmosphere to nursing moms and their babies. Again, kudos to SM for supporting the breastfeeding campaign and helping spread the awareness.
Happy breastfeeding month to you all my fellow momma cows! :)