Neri Naig shares breastfeeding experience: "Mahirap pero masaya"

In honor of World Breastfeeding Month, the actress/entrepreneur shared a stunning breastfeeding photo along with her inspiring experience as a nursing mom for nearly a year

Neri Naig’s baby boy with husband, singer Chito Miranda, is happily breastfed!

Since becoming a breastfeeding mom, Neri has shared her experiences with her fans and followers. Last August 2017, in honor of World Breastfeeding Month, Neri shared a stunning photo of herself while breastfeeding her baby Miggy. In the post, which she shared on Facebook, she recounts the difficulties she’s encountered and what keeps her inspired to press on.

“Mahirap, nakakapagod, minsan mararamdaman mo na parang may naiipitang ugat. Nasabi ko na ba na nakakapagod? Pero worth it lahat lahat lalo na alam mong healthy si baby,” wrote the first-time mom, adding how she often has to change positions and endure discomfort when feeding. Despite this, she is happy to see her little one healthy and energetic.

photo: Neri Miranda facebook page

As long as she has the capacity and milk supply, Neri plans to keep on nursing.

“Hanggat may gatas pa ako at hanggat gusto pa ng anak ko, ok lang. Priority talaga si Miggy. Hindi ako nagrereklamo. Mahirap pero masaya ako na nabibigyan ko siya ng milk,” she went on. “Hindi lahat ng ina ay nabibiyayaan ng gatas. Kaya thankful ako.”

She also took time to commend her fellow breastfeeding mommies, who continued feeding despite the pain: “Mahirap at napakaaaaa sakit magpasuso lalo na nung mga unang weeks after mong manganak. Saludo ako sa inyong lahat at di tayo sumuko.”

February 2017–Neri also shared a photo taken while breastfeeding at home (photo: Neri Naig instagram)

But she also didn’t forget to pay tribute to moms struggling with low milk supply.

“Sa lahat ng mga mommies na di biniyayaan ng gatas, ok lang din yan, isipin nyo na lang palagi ay hindi naman nagtatapos ang pag aaruga sa mga anak natin sa pamamagitan ng pagpapasuso lamang,” she wrote reassuringly. “Umpisa pa lang yun. Marami pa tayong dadaanan. Ang importante ay napapakain natin ang mga anak natin ng maayos at naaalagaan ng mabuti. Mahalin ng buong buhay.”

In closing, she talked about her decision to go through cord blood banking before finally congratulating her fellow moms, breastfeeding or otherwise. “High five ng lahat ng mommies na lahat ay gagawin para sa ikabubuti ng mga anak nila! You are doing a great job, mommies!”

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