Can I just say, ang sarap mag-anak uli sa mga panahong ito! New baby gadgets can be found here and there. Sa dami ng mga bago, ang hirap na ngang mamili! At hindi lang para kay baby yan, pati para kay nanay, ang dami-dami na ring anik anik na available. I remembered my youngest sister wished for a nursing pillow. And I was like, what?! Ten years ago, wala ata nun, or maybe I am not just aware, or that it was not that popular back then as it is now.
At bukod sa mga bago at mas cute na gamit existing today, one of the major differences I can see with breastfeeding specifically is that, it is slowly becoming the NORM. Yes, finally! It is not yet there, but it is getting there. Slowly but surely.
So August is National Breastfeeding Month. And to celebrate, Breastfeeding Pinays, the online support group of over 180,000 mothers, is hosting Hakab Na! 2017 tomorrow, August 5, 2017. It will be held in Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City.
Now on its fifth year, Hakab Na! 2017 will gather breastfeeding families, lactation experts, peer counselors, and breastfeeding advocacy supporters, to boost awareness of the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding, promote the importance of providing proper support to breastfeeding mothers and ultimately, create a breastfeeding nation.