Trinoma Breast Feeding Station

Trinoma Breastfeeding Station is located at their Family Lounge (sorry I forgot the exact location!). The room have several cubicles (this is bigger compared to glorietta’s breastfeeding station cubicles).
I thought the place was great! I really love their couch to the point that I want to bring it home hahaha!

PROS and CONS

PROS

  • Has a VERY cozy couch
  • extra chair
  • receptacle for pumping moms

CONS

  • Mainit sa loob!

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Farlin 2oz Bottles – Alternative for Breast Milk Storage

Breastfeeding mom? Will go back to work anytime soon? Looking for breast milk storage? Low budget? I think I have a suggestion.

When I was looking for breast milk storage, 3 months ago, my options were Avent bottles or Medela storage freezing pack. But I think they are too pricey, and the volume of those bottles are quite big given that I cannot express so much milk. Thus I looked for small storage (at least 2oz.)

I found the “2oz Farlin bottles” in SM Baby Company. One bottle costs 69.75php (I think! Hahaha Nakalimutan ko na!) . So I bought 8! Hahaahaha

For me, the only disadvantage is it cannot be frozen (I assume because the box did not say so). But all in all, it was a good buy 🙂

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Diet of Lactating Mothers

My Mommy, Mama and my OB-Gyne told me that eating foods with “sabaw” and malunggay can increase my milk supply! I can say that it can really help (based on experience). I read some blogs that production of breast milk will also depend on your diet.

Last month, when we visited our pediatrician, he gave me a pamphlet about Food Guide Pyramid for Filipino Infants, Children and Adolescents. A portion there that states “Diet of Lactation Mothers”. I would like to share this note with you.

Based on the 2008 Dietary Prescription Food Guide Pyramid Second Edition by PSPGN (Philippine Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition)

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I was shocked when I saw the volume of rice we should consume per day !!! Shocking isn’t it when I’m only eating 2 cups per day !!!!

Available Breast Milk Storage here in the Philippines

Searching for breast milk storage here in the Philippines? I’ve listed some available breast milk storage here in the Philippines that you can buy either online or from retail stores.

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Medela (80 mL Breastmilk Freezing & Storage Retail Pack)

  • Lid Type: Screw On
  • Size: 2.7 oz
  • Available at Rustans and Sulit

Avent (Avent Storage System)

  • Lid Type: Screw On
  • Size: 8 oz
  • Available at Rustans, SM Baby Company, Sulit

Spectra (Milk Storage Bottles)

  • Lid Type: Screw On
  • Size: 5 oz
  • Available at babymama.ph

Ameda (Ameda bottles with locking rings and discs (4 sets))

  • Lid Type: Screw On
  • Size: 4 oz
  • Available at babymama.ph

Snappies Breastmilk Containers

  • Lid Type: Flip Top
  • Size: 2.3 oz (also available in 1 oz)
  • Available at spoiledstore.com

What to do when you Forgot your Nursing Cover

Q: What to do when you Forgot your Nursing Cover?

A: Screammmm waaaaaaa

Nursing cover is very essential for me because this keeps me private when I am pumping.

By the way I pump at work, and my “pumping station” is our meeting room with translucent glass wall (stripe frosting).

Anyway… This day is the most stressful day of my pumping career (started last March 2013).

Why? I forgot my NURSING COVER! There is a glass wall in my “pumping station” you know!

“You can pump facing the opposite side of the glass wall” said PersonX.

“Uhmm I cannot do that because there is a possibility that people that happen to pass our meeting room will see my “you-know-what”!”, I said.

Well, I discovered a remedy for my problem.

Improvise!

I used the following to improvise a nursing cover.

  • Scarf -> for the actual cover
  • A pair of sipit (I found these in our admin section!) -> for the “neck” support
  • Brown paper bag -> for the bone

It is not as convenient as the real nursing cover, but it helped me.

But I experienced stress because of worrying that I might have a “wardrobe malfunction!” haha.

Anyway I survived, stressful though.