Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event

Thursday, August 25, 2016

     Three of my siblings are breastfeeding advocates and still breastfeed their babies up to now. I'm the only one who did not successfully breastfed my child (Kenzo) when he was still a baby. I did all the advises of my mother and relatives but producing milk was so hard, I only get frustrated if there's little to no milk coming out even if I use a breast pump.

      It’s long been studied and proven that the benefits of breastfeeding are unmatched by any other. Pigeon recently launched its Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy to celebrate the unique and phenomenal ability of moms to breastfeed their babies. The brand has the mission of supporting the joys and challenges of parenthood that's why when I received an invite I said yes immediately. Why? Read more details below :)
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
     The Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Event was held at the 3rd Floor of SM Makati. It was an afternoon of learning and inspiration as breastfeeding moms joined the discussion with Pigeon's newest celebrity endorser and breastfeeding advocates. Moms and dads learned more about why breastfeeding is indeed #BestFeeding, both in terms of health and practicality, while everyone else gained better understanding and appreciation of what breastfeeding moms go through to better help and support them.
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
     Prior to this event there are different activities and breastfeeding solutions booths with amazing prizes for participants, just in time for Breastfeeding Month.

Highlights of Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event

1. The event was made more enriching with tips and advice about breastfeeding solutions by certified parenting and lactation expert, Abbie Yabot. Richwell Phils Inc., COO, Maye Yao Co Say shared her own insights about why breastfeeding should be given more importance.
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
Maye Yao Co Say, Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Abbie Yabot. Richwell Phils Inc., COO, with host Issa Liton
2. Pigeon Brand Ambassador, Shamcey Supsup-Lee, was able to lend a relatable voice for new moms like her going through their own breastfeeding journey.
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
Shamcey and baby Nyke
“I’ve always known I wanted to breastfeed, because I’ve been told about its many incomparable benefits,” Shamcey shared. “But I didn’t realize until I was actually breastfeeding just how hard it was. There were so many sleepless nights and crying. If I didn’t have my husband’s strong support, I would have quit easily.”
3. According to Shamcey, eating lots of malunggay, having soup, and power pumping every three hours are some of the things she does to make sure she produces more milk.
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
Shamcey's favorite Pigeon products
4. She continued, “The breast pump is great because I can continue to make sure I have enough for Nyke even when I’m not always with her. And my mother-in-law bought me the nipple cream. I recommend for moms to invest in nipple cream. When you’re breastfeeding, it’s really going to hurt so you’ll need all the help you can get,” she advised. 
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
Pigeon Breast pump
     Abbie encouraged moms further to keep on breastfeeding despite the challenges because there are solutions, “Yes, there are challenges that can be quite daunting, but there are good solutions. And that’s what Pigeon emphasizes,” she said. “For moms who feel like they are not producing enough milk, it’s actually helpful to just keep breastfeeding and pumping. The more milk you express, the more your body will produce. It’s also best to use a breast pump to keep the milk flowing,” Abbie added. 
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
     And while moms with new born infants are the main audience of the breastfeeding advocacy and event, Pigeon sees a larger and more inclusive need to drive awareness on its importance. Statistics here in our country show a major lack of support and encouragement for moms to breastfeed.
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
Duncan Ramos and Maye's husband doing the pledge
     By educating more people about this, Pigeon is aiming to help build a stronger support system – that includes dads, family and friends – for moms who are going through the journey, as well as the infants whose health and well-being are top priority. At the end of the program, Maye's husband together with celebrity dad Duncan Ramos made a pledge to help and support their wives in breastfeeding. Maye is encouraging everyone to be breastfeeding advocates, because our support plays a crucial part in mom and baby’s breastfeeding journey.

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