Ellie & Me Mommywear: Give your mommy wardrobe a make-over

After becoming pregnant and giving birth, a shocking reality confronted me — my clothes as a petite young lady no longer fit my brand-new “mommy-of-1” self!  I’m sure some moms can relate with me that it’s not easy to accept this drastic change in physical appearance and figure.  Though we try to joke about it…

My Breastfeeding Must Haves

Breastfeeding is one of the noblest responsibilities of a mother.  While everybody knows that it’s not an easy task, there are things that will help make a mother’s breastfeeding journey as smooth as possible. A certified nursing mom, whether she’s exclusively breastfeeding or mixed feeding, certainly has her very own breastfeeding kit.  It’s now as…

Baby Care Room at Robinsons Galleria

Since it’s a challenge to look for a lactation spot in my current workplace, expressing milk at work has been very difficult for me for the last four months.  But determined to keep my milk supply up, this working mom will do everything just to have a few minutes of putting that electric breast pump…

The Oxymorons of Breastfeeding (Published in The Asian Parent)

During the first weeks of breastfeeding, I stayed wide awake in the middle of the night as tears dramatically rolled down my cheeks. On my arms rested my baby, latching on me in all serenity. In every infant’s peaceful slumber, there is an unsung story of a mother’s restlessness. Read the full article on The…

Haakaa Breast Pump, My New Breastfeeding Gadget

Lots of mom’s Haakaa photos have been invading my social media feeds lately. Curiosity got me to research on what makes this new product different from the rest of the pumps available in the breastfeeding market. With its promise of having less parts to clean and an impressive social media presence, this Haakaa breast pump eventually…

Babymama PH: A paradise for the breastfeeding mom

My first time mom bucket list includes a trip to Babymama PH, a one-stop shop for breastfeeding-related products in the Philippines.  Though this breastfeeding shop has a website where you can conveniently place your orders for delivery, I opted to visit its store in Ortigas. Luckily, my visit didn’t go to waste.  This shop is…

Nursing / Breastfeeding Room of Trinoma Mall

Finding a clean and private place for nursing / expressing milk is a major concern for any breastfeeding mother.  In the Philippines, it is still uncommon to find a nursing room / lactation area / breastfeeding station in public places like malls and corporate offices. Hence, while I was walking around Trinoma mall, and felt…