It all began with just a plan to bring the Arugaan team to Bacolod because we really want to build a breastfeeding community here. Thanks to the equally passionate ladies behind the Bacolod Mom and Baby Club, the plan became a reality.
The Arugaan team, headed by Velvet Escario-Roxas, facilitated the two-day seminar attended by moms, doctors, nurses, nutritionists and health care workers. It was everything I expected it and more. The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training covered everything from what our current situation is, the role that breastfeeding plays in our society and how the different formula companies' marketing tactics can undermine the woman's ability to breastfeed. The best part of the training are the "practical" exercises. Nanay Rich taught us how to properly do lactation massages, Tin taught us the right way of hand expressing milk and Velvet showed us the right positions. Tin also showed us cup feeding to avoid nipple confusion and the drip drop method that can help bring the baby back to the breast.
|Dinner with the team.|
Did I mention that there were moms who attended the training and ended up relactating? It was such an amazing, amazing experience.
The training in Bacolod is the last leg of their Breastfeeding Peer Counselor training before they head back to Manila. They also facilitated the training in Davao and Cagayan de Oro. The passion of these ladies (Velvet, Nanay Rich and Tin) is so admirable and so inspiring that it makes
If you're from Bacolod and would need help, you can reach out to the Breastfeeding Peer Counselors of the Bacolod Mom & Baby Club through our Facebook Fan Page.