Here in Japan, there are available nursing wears for different seasons, but rarely can I find trendy styles, what I like about Nursing Mommiesph nursing wears are its stylish designs and its discreetness. I can comfortably nurse my son in public without having to worry that a skin might show. Also with its durable fabric, I am confident that I can still wear my Nursing Mommiesph nursing wears even after my baby weans.Cindy Capila Ramirez
- Nickname: Cindy
- Stay at home mom / part-time student (taking Japanese language classes)
- Direct latch & pumping
- Baby’s name: Sherman Cael C. Ramirez
- Gender: Male
- Nickname: Eboy
- Age: 18 months
When did you start the idea to breastfeed your child?
When I was pregnant with my baby, I already committed to breastfeed him for as long as I can and as long as he wants.
Who influenced you?
My officemates back in Unilab, who also breastfed their babies, inspired me to breastfeed. My OB-Gyne, Dra. Althea Javier of The Medical City also encouraged me to attend Breastfeeding Seminar, along with the other Pre-Natal Talks, upon learning about my plan of breastfeeding.
What is your unique breastfeeding technique?
I had emergency CS on our 34th week due to high blood pressure that led to severe pre-eclampsia. But I started breastfeeding my baby as soon as I could. Even though I was still groggy with the medicines given to me, I was able to walk a little and successfully breastfed my baby on Day 2. He was exclusively breastfed for 3 months then mixed with formula until he was 6 months. Before he turned 7 months, our family migrated to Japan.
As far as technique is concern, I don’t think there’s something unique in what I do but whenever I can, the first option is to offer my breast milk before formula milk.
Luckily, our breastfeeding journey has been smooth-sailing ever since. With minor challenges especially during the time that my baby was teething. I’m sure other mommies can relate with this.
Also, I am happy that Japan is one of the countries that support breastfeeding. Establishments are breastfeeding mommy-friendly as they have really nice and comfortable Nursing Rooms. It’s also a relief that I can nurse my baby even in public places such as buses, trains, restaurants and even theme parks and churches.
God-willing, I wish to be able to breastfeed my baby until he is 2 years old or until he wants mommy’s milk.
Lastly, I also wish to mention the importance of my family’s, especially my husband’s support in our breastfeeding journey. I am blessed to have a family who understand and respect my decision. In terms of tools, I am happy to share that the top gifts I received on Mother’s Day and my birthday are nursing tops/ dresses. More importantly, I am grateful for my husband’s patience especially during bed time when my son would switch sides to nurse. My husband never complains on being displaced from his side, whenever needed.
How does our nursing wear helps your breastfeeding journey?
Here in Japan, there are available nursing wears for different seasons, but rarely can I find trendy styles. What I like about Nursing MommiesPh nursing wears are its stylish designs and its discreetness. I can comfortably nurse my son in public without having to worry that a skin might show. Also, with its durable fabric, I am confident that I can still wear my Nursing MommiesPh nursing wears even after my baby weans.