STORY WRITTEN BY: WattaFox
Recently, Robin Padilla posted a video of her wife on Instagram where Mariel was apparently sobbing and lamenting over her breastmilk that has ran out. She was crying because she said that her baby is hungry and that she gets no milk. Mariel is crying over her frustration of not having the ability to produce enough milk for her baby’s consumption—which is very crucial as it is important for infants to receive a milk from their mother’s breast, not only because of its numerous health benefits for the child, but that it strengthens the bond of the mother and the child.
Mariel had to seek out for organic alternatives that can possibly provide her baby the nutrients she needs. She is hesitant though, to feed her daughter a baby formula as per advised by the doctor that it is important for the baby to receive the mother’s breastmilk exclusively for the first six months. Mariel stated: “I searched for this, it’s organic but it is still formula. It will come out but for now, I have to feed my child, and if formula is the only way my child can eat then I would have to feed my child formula.”
“Why is breastmilk good for babies? Breastmilk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria. Breastfeeding lowers your baby’s risk of having asthma or allergies. Plus, babies who are breastfed exclusively for six months, without any formula, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea." Robin posted on his Instagram account in support of his wife’s sentiments over her inability of producing milk.
Why is breast milk good for babies? Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria. Breastfeeding lowers your baby's risk of having asthma or allergies. Plus, babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months, without any formula, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea.