Late night snack

Monday, November 12, 2012

Like hubby, like kids.

Boat Ride

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Good thing the kids are still small.

First Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Training in Davao City (Day 2)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

On day 2 we learned about the milk code, expanded beastfeeding act, rooming-in law and the likes. We were also taught about the lactation massage for relactation and to increase milk supply. Day 2 was more on hands-on training which I guess we all were waiting for. It was the best time of the training.

here's Tin Tin wet nursing a almost 2-month-old

yes babies were there and they have as much fun as we did. that's nadine's daughter, she's cloth diapered and she's babyworn (if there were such words)

cup feeding. she was one of the participant's daugher. it was her first time but she was good at it.

devi giving a try on using the spoon to drip milk

our volunteers, mommies and babies.

oh did I mention we had practical exams?!

and it wouldn't be complete without the tandem nursing

tin tin's show

our poster which won 

my friend devi of "the missus on the 5th block"

finally got my certificate

group pic

First Breastfeeding Counseling Training in Davao City (Day 1)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Last October I attended the first Breastfeeding Peer Counsellors Training in Davao City. It was attended by doctors, nurses and working moms who are advocates of breastfeeding. It was in partnership with Mommysense, The POD and Rotary Club 2000. The training was given by ARUGAAN, a non-government organization who have trained a lot of people and have helped hundreds of mothers.

I've always wanted to be a counsellor. In a world where almost everything needs to have trainings, that was important to me. We had lectures, contests, debates, met new friends and reconnected with old friends.

The first day were mostly lectures and contests, participants getting to know other participants, participants getting to know the people beind ARUGAAN.

Lyn Tan of The Oak and Acorn giving us the history of Mommysense

Nutrition Council giving Ms. Velvet a Plaque of Appreciation

Nutrition Council giving a plaque to Mommysense

Nutrition Council giving a plaque to Rotary Club

Our poster on advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding

our final product, which won

poster of group 2

Nanay Rich, a lactation massage specialist. on her back is the group 1's poster

Tin Tin, a wet nurse. She had nurse more than a hundred babies

Ma'am Velvet, the head trainor

Debates on formula feeding and breastfeeding

Role playing

when to express milk when you're working
Day 1 ended with high hopes for day 2.

They're growing up so fast....

Friday, November 2, 2012

I'm afraid that I might not be able to keep up and miss some of their milestones.