If there is one thing I regret its not being able to breastfeed my children. Aside from the fact that my milk supply was almost nil, my children could not latch on because of my physical attributes. And to think I was very diligent in taking my prenatal vitamin and a host of other supplements that would ensure that I would be a sufficient milk supplier. Sadly, it wasn’t the case.
Which brings me to my younger sister. We jokingly call her “the cow” because she has enough milk to supply an army of kids. In the aftermath of Typhoon Ondoy, she was supplying breast milk to hospitals for babies who needed it. And now she has generously volunteered her manna to a cousin who had just given birth and is, like me, low on milk.
If I could only turn back the clock. I wish she was already primed when I gave birth to my kids.
Everyone but everyone must have probably heard of the China Milk Scare. To date, 50,000 plus children have been affected by ingesting milk tainted with Melamine. As a result, there has been a rapid recall of products worldwide that may possibly contain milk sourced from China.
I’m not really a big fan of those inexpensive Chinese food products. I still go for my tried and tested brands. However, even the more popular food brands have somehow been embroiled in this food scare. Apparently, the companies that manufacture these products have also been getting their milk supply from China.