Wednesday, November 7, 2007

breastmilk is still best for babies

nope, im not breastfeeding nor do i have a kid. i just happen to often hear this discussion from my colleagues - fathers at that. jay and his wife were having some problem with their 1 year old son, matt, who was diagnosed recently of asthma after going home to manila. many theories came about from the pollution which (supposedly) triggered his allergies to his food intake to matt, not being able to take breastmilk. firstly, imagine a baby, barely 1 year taking the tricycle! is that baptism by fire or what? inhaling all the pollution, dirt in the streets. even able-bodied men will give in sooner or later. what more a fragile being? im not saying hk has very clean air but somehow it's still manageable, i think. so from there, cough, colds and then came allergies. i would often hear jay worry about his son, and now all the more he wants to keep a clean environment around him. they can't be sick as matt might contract it. they wont go out unless necessary. and recently, regretting not pushing his wife to breastfeed.

best for babies
this is one ad that you can truly rely on. breastmilk contains antibodies which will protect your baby until he has enough antibodies to produce on his own. he gains immunity from illnesses which his mother have. matt was breastfed barely 1 month. and somehow they attribute this asthma to his lack of nutrition that should've come from breastmilk. now, jay is insisting "sa susunod na anak namen, ako na mismo magpapadede sa kanya". no pun intended.

... enough to ask my mom if she breastfed me.

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