Anjelica is a former Third Culture Kid turned Global Mama. She's a writer and the author of Milk Boss 101: The Modern Breastfeeding Journal & Guide. Anjelica is also a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, birth and postpartum doula, and a Childbirth Educator serving women in the Seattle area. Anjelica focuses on encouraging women to embrace their passions and navigate motherhood in the way that's most natural to them.
Lyzette KasigwaOctober 6, 2016 at 5:52 pm
Thank you Anjelica.
I love you .
And happy happy birthday.
One of the things I really love to do as a mother is breastfeed . My firstborn son loved his breast milk more than anything and he got it till 20months . It was different with my second born ; I had no milk at the hospital when he was born and he cried so much that the midwife advised me to buy formula; which I did and on day two he begun feeding on formula . Day 6 is when I got some milk and later on I had milk.but this my baby would never feel full after breastfeeding and we had to add a bottle of formula on. He was such a hungry baby always eating 🙂 then I had to go back to my work when he was only 5 months ; by 8 months I would struggle to feed him; he rejected my breast milk; he only wanted his bottle. I couldn’t afford breast pumps and had no refrigerator to store breast milk. That’s was the end of my baby’s breastfeeding. He is a healthy boy; still a bit chubby; and I really wish I had a trainer about the best way to feed my baby when he was rejecting my breast milk.
I just felt like sharing this with us. So if someone else is going through this; I guess Anjelica or anyone else here can mention on how best this momma can get help.
AnjelicaOctober 7, 2016 at 4:57 pm
I LOVE that you shared that! You’re amazing! What a journey you went through with your second. You clearly value breastfeeding and it sounds like you did everything you could to get as much breastmilk to your second babe. I hope other mamas will find encouragement from your story. How do the women at HOFWIC handle breastfeeding?
p.s.I’d love to hear other breastfeeding stories as well.