Monday, August 18, 2014

Breastfeeding Awareness Month Plus Blog Giveaways Courtesy of Mama Chows

The month of August has been designated as National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in the Philippines in order to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the normal, natural and preferred method of feeding infants and young children. According to the bill introduced by Senator Pia Cayetano, it has been reported that 16,000 babies die every year because of the harmful effects of bottle-feeding/formula-feeding.
Moreover, breastfed children have at least six times greater chance of survival during their early months than children who were not breastfed. This was based on the 2008 report by Lancet, a renowned medical journal.

Let me share a few more things about breastfeeding.
1. Did you know that children who were breastfed have a 20% lower risk of dying between the ages of 28 days and one year than children who weren't breastfeed? This was based on a study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in the US.
2. Did you know that breastfeeding lowers the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in mothers? And that studies have shown that the longer mothers breastfeed, the greater is their immunity to these two kinds of cancers?
3. Did you also know that breastfeeding helps a family save at least P4,000 each month (could vary depending on the kind of milk formula bought per household to feed their child)?
These are just a few of the benefits of breastfeeding to the child, mother and the entire family. You may read and learn more about breastfeeding and its benefits when you buy a copy of BREASTFEEDING: A Journey Worth Taking. You may purchase a copy here and here.  

One of my reasons for writing this book is to help educate more women, especially Filipinas, on the benefits of breastfeeding. I want to inspire more moms to breastfeed their babies and to equip them as they take on this challenging but rewarding task.
The paperback edition of this book was first published last year in October while the Kindle/eBook edition was published in July of this year. With the launch of the eBook edition, it is my hope that I would be able to help more moms in their breastfeeding journey through this book.
And since it's National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we are celebrating it with a blog giveaway. We were blessed to have Mama Chows as our major sponsor for this blog giveaway. We are giving away five (5) gift certificates for a one (1) week supply each of oatmeal cookies from Mama Chows to five (5) lucky winners. It's so easy to join! Those who have read the book BREASTFEEDING: A Journey Worth Taking simply need to tell us by leaving a comment on this blog post how the book helped them in their breastfeeding journey or how the book enabled them to win over their breastfeeding challenges. We will pick five (5) winners through Rafflecopter at the end of this week. Also, we will be giving one gift pack each, consisting of 1 box of malunggay capsules and 1 box malunggay tea, from Moringana to the first three (3) moms who will join our blog giveaway by leaving a comment on this post.
Do you already have a copy of this bestselling book? Are you done reading it? Join our blog giveaway and tell us how this book helped you?


Congratulations to our winners!

The 3 winners of 1 gift pack each from Moringana are the following:
1. Sally Yu
2. Darl Corral-Piquero
3. Kehrin Morales

Kindly email your complete name, address and mobile number to so we can ship your prize. Thanks!

The 5 winners of 1 GC each from Mama Chows are the following:
1. Yen Morales
2. Christine Plata
3. Aegeane Brioso
4. Marites Panio-Rojas
5. Jenina Tuazon
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  1. I haven't done reading it yet but I already got a copy of the free Kindle edition because rarely do we have a breastfeeding book written locally. I have been breastfeeding my 20-month old toddler until now and so far we had a smooth breastfeeding journey. I would surely share this book to my mommy friends who are just going through with their first pregnancy. What I liked most about the book is that the author wrote it in a layman's term where ordinary new moms can easily understand and relate to.

  2. I am expecting a baby girl in a month. I wasn't successful in exclusively breastfeeding my first child because of lack of information, motivation, and support. Good thing we have the book, BREASTFEEDING: A Journey Worth Taking, because it empowers and inspires me to win over the struggles of breastfeeding the second time around.

  3. i was fortunate enough to win a signed copy of this book last year. and the book really inspired me on the stories of other breastfeeding moms. it helped me a lot on other breastfeeding tips and tricks. i used to shy away on breastfeeding my daughter in public coz of other people gawking at me like i'm from the other planet but after reading the book i could not care less on what people may think of me. i am a mom, my daughter is my priority. if she wants to feed, then i'll breastfeed her, wherever, whenever she wants.

  4. this book has encouraged me to pursue breastfeeding with my future baby. Reading the women's stories, the challenges they faced and their circumstances whether they are at stay at home mom or a work at home me made me realized that I can overcome the challenges and such struggles are not unique.

    Erin Sea

  5. the online book has helped me understand and pursue the importance of breastfeeding to my 3rd child for 1 month already since birth. like other moms in the story, it encouraged me to do breastfeeding for my child for the many benefits it has for both of us. i would like to thank the author for sharing this beautiful book to us moms and moms to be. it really helps us a lot thru the breastfeeding journey.

  6. I have been breastfeeding our 8-month old Ysabel and our journey hasn't exactly been smooth. Thanks to this book, I can relate to so many scenarios and I feel so much more empowered now especially with the spiritual reminders that God created us to be perfect to breastfeed our children.

  7. I'm an expectant mom. I think this book is very beneficial for expectant moms, since it illustrates the basic methods (or all breastfeeding styles already? :) ) to ensure a proper latch. Moreover, the books repeatedly reminds the readers that brastfeeding is the only way to go tl have a healthy baby and achieve better postpartum healing.

  8. BREASTFEEDING: A Journey Worth Taking helped me to boost my confidence to pursue to breastfeed my daughter since she is mix-fed before. I am really inspired of different real stories of moms like me also so I am determined to continue and to strive harder to reach my goal to be able to breastfed my little one at least a year or more. Thanks this book is worth treasuring.

  9. Wonderful sharings! :) Thanks for joining our giveaway. You may add to your entries by liking our suggested Facebook Pages, sharing a tweet or subscribing to this blog. Winners will be announced on Sunday!

  10. This book hits the core of the confidence issue when it comes to feeding your baby by breastfeeding. Many women have worried about breastfeeding and this book can help allay their fears and build their confidence in this natural process while nurturing their baby and child. This book is a wealth of information and I really really like it. :)

  11. Hi! I am Jenina Tuazon and I am about to expect my first baby in a few weeks. and I am so excited to see my precious little one. Just like how excited I am to give him his first food which is my breastmilk. I have learned so everything in your book about breastfeeding. it supplies me all the information and knowledge that I'll be needing through breastfeeding journey with my baby. it encourages me to be the best mom to my upcoming baby boy. Thank you and Good luck! Your book is such a blessing to every moms and moms to be out there. :))

  12. Hello Ms.Teresa!(: I bought your book so I will be inspired to breastfeed my second son. And so far I've been successful. The book inspired me to go despite all the hardships. It also gave practical advices which helped me when I encountered some difficulties. Thank you again for this wonderful read!(:

  13. i love the book and it's inspiring to breastfeeding moms like me to know about breastfeeding success stories. it's encouraging to know that there are other working moms who share the same views that i do about breastfeeding. and since it's in the philippine setting, i can easily relate to the stories shared in the book. im still breastfeeding my 11 months old daughter and i wish to breastfeed her as much as she wants to.

  14. Thank you very much to everyone for joining my first ever blog giveaway! Hope you will join my future blog giveaways also. Congratulations to all our winners! We will send you your prize soon. Happy weekend!