Breastfeeding Tips that Really Worked for Me

My breastfeeding journey with Lia in 2013 wasn’t as successful as I hoped. I remember crying so many times out of frustration because she simply refused to latch. It took me months to accept that I’d have to go via the pump-and-bottle route instead of direct breastfeeding. So before I had Sam, I already made…

The Birth of Samuel Part 2 – The Miracle of Birth

This is the story of the birth of our second baby – Samuel Timothy – and how all things really work together for good to those who love God (Romans 8:28). I went into great detail because I like to reminisce, and this is my way of reminding myself how things went down. You can…

And… Now She Wants to Breastfeed

I shared my frustrations here before about not being able to breastfeed my baby because she often refuses to latch and would howl in anger whenever I try to breastfeed her. I resigned myself to only rarely getting the chance to feed her directly. As you know, I have an Excel sheet for everything, so…

I Can’t Believe This Happened Again

Amidst all the rush to go to church on Sunday mornings, I need to set aside 30 minutes to express my breastmilk and put it in the refrigerator (or give it to Lia, if she’s hungry). That means I need to get up 30 minutes earlier just to find the time. What’s heartbreaking is two…

Please Don’t Tell Me…

Please don’t tell me that breastmilk is best for my baby… because I know. When I finally got pregnant after three years of trying to conceive, part of my fantasies about motherhood included breastfeeding my baby exclusively for the first three months while I was on maternity leave. However, at the back of my mind,…