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‘It was difficult but I am so glad I chose to breastfeed’: Bianca Gonzalez opens up about breastfeeding journey

Bianca Gonzalez opens up about her struggles in breastfeeding her two children, Lucia and Carmen.

BY PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

8/8/2020 10:39 AM
‘It was difficult but I am so glad I chose to breastfeed’: Bianca Gonzalez opens up about breastfeeding journey


Photo credit: @iamsuperbianca IG

Bianca Gonzalez took to social media to open up about her struggles in breastfeeding her two children, Lucia and Carmen, describing the journey as “difficult” and “exhausting,” but nevertheless “fulfilling.”

On Instagram, the television host posted a photo of herself with her youngest daughter, who is set to turn two in October. According to Bianca, since Carmen’s birth, she has been exclusively breastfed, “until one day, a few weeks back, she just didn’t want to latch.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

And just like that… my breastfeeding journey has officially ended. 💔💔💔 I didn’t see it coming, especially at a time when we are all just at home, with me breastfeeding my daughter directly during every feed. I breastfed my firstborn Lucia for 2 years, until she weaned herself (which was also a very emotional time for me!!) and I really thought I would breastfeed Carmen for more than 2 years!!!! Until one day, a few weeks back, she just didn’t. Want. To. Latch. Grabe yung heartbreak!!!!!!!! 😭 Any mother who decided to commit to breastfeeding knows how painful and heartbreaking it is when your child decides to wean on their own—I was definitely not emotionally and mentally prepared for it! Iniisip ko nga lang yung moment na yun, naiiyak nanaman ako. I switched right away to giving her my breastmilk in a bottle, and I'm trying to pump to still give her breastmilk, but I know this won’t last long. 💔 Haaaay. But still, I am very proud to have purely breastfed both my children. It was a DIFFICULT, PAINFUL, EXHAUSTING journey, but a most FULFILLING one as well. I have my guesses as to why she weaned, what I could have done better, what I could have changed, and I’m just trying to gather all my thoughts together so I can make a video out of it, to hopefully help other breastfeeding mothers who are reading this. I struggled with low milk supply for both daughters, but I was able to breastfeed for 2 years with my firstborn and for 1 year 9 months with my bunso, as a working, latching-when-home, pumping-when-at-work mother. ❤ Thank you Lord for sustaining me!!!! 🙏🏼 It was so difficult but I am so glad I chose to breastfeed! If you have any questions you’d like me to answer, please share it as a comment below. To the #breastfeedingmom reading this—mahirap, sobra, pero if you really decide you want to do it, exclusively and purely breastfeed, with the right mindset, patience, perseverance, support system, KAYA MO TO. Kayang kaya mo!!!! I am cheering for you!!!! 🤱🏻💯❤ #mommydiaries #WorldBreastfeedingWeek

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“And just like that… my breastfeeding journey has officially ended,” she said.

“I didn’t see it coming, especially at a time when we are all just at home, with me breastfeeding my daughter directly during every feed. I breastfed my firstborn Lucia for 2 years, until she weaned herself (which was also a very emotional time for me!!) and I really thought I would breastfeed Carmen for more than 2 years!!!!” she added.

She went on: “Grabe yung heartbreak!!!!!!!! Any mother who decided to commit to breastfeeding knows how painful and heartbreaking it is when your child decides to wean on their own—I was definitely not emotionally and mentally prepared for it! Iniisip ko nga lang yung moment na yun, naiiyak nanaman ako.

“I switched right away to giving her my breastmilk in a bottle, and I'm trying to pump to still give her breastmilk, but I know this won’t last long. Haaaay.”

However, Bianca said she’s “very proud” to have purely breastfed both of her children.

“It was a DIFFICULT, PAINFUL, EXHAUSTING journey, but a most FULFILLING one as well,” she said. “I have my guesses as to why she weaned, what I could have done better, what I could have changed, and I’m just trying to gather all my thoughts together so I can make a video out of it, to hopefully help other breastfeeding mothers who are reading this. I struggled with low milk supply for both daughters, but I was able to breastfeed for 2 years with my firstborn and for 1 year 9 months with my bunso, as a working, latching-when-home, pumping-when-at-work mother. Thank you Lord for sustaining me!!!!”

Saying she has no regrets in choosing to breastfeed her kids, Bianca ended her post by expressing her support for her fellow breastfeeding moms.

“Mahirap, sobra, pero if you really decide you want to do it, exclusively and purely breastfeed, with the right mindset, patience, perseverance, support system, KAYA MO TO. Kayang kaya mo!!!! I am cheering for you!!!!” she said.