Three years ago, I took N to an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila to jumpstart her financial education. I wrote about our experience here. N was about 3.5 years old then and admittedly, she wasn't mature enough to fully appreciate the activity. I wanted to bring her back when she was a bit older but there wasn't any there scheduled exhibit until this year.
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Monday, July 28, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Breastfeeding Awareness Month is happening next week! As always, it is packed with activities to promote, support and protect breastfeeding and further the breastfeeding advocacy. Let me start with L.A.T.C.H.'s big event this August -- Breastfeeding Uncovered 2014: Mission Possible. LATCH has expanded to Cebu and Davao cities and we decided to bring back Dr. Jack Newman to visit 3 major cities in the Philippines.
His first visit last year was well-attended and with the release of his new book, we hope that more healthcare workers, breastfeeding supporters and breastfeeding mothers can hear him speak.
Monday, July 21, 2014
I was able to sign-up for ilactation's Heart-to-Heart Online conference earlier this year. Learning about breastfeeding is never-ending. There are regular researches and updates and I am pretty happy that there are providers which allow advocates like myself to listen and learn online, in the comfort of my own home or while commuting.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Planning for breastfeeding success starts with planning for your birth. While I did not have a home birth for my children, I am happy to be part of the Homebirthing group in the Philippines which advocates for informed birth choices available for mothers. I am alarmed by the increasing rates of caesarian births in the Philippines and even more by mothers who schedule C/S births based on lucky dates, appointments, without any medical indication. Click here for my learnings from Erik's birth.
Thus, I was happy when Nanay Ines of Arugaan pushed for the creation of a gentle birth public forum and excited to announce that it is happening today in UP Diliman!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
He's back! I'm happy to share that due to public demand, L.A.T.C.H. will be bringing Dr. Jack Newman back to the Philippines. Read my post last year for details on who Dr. Newman is.