Anne Curtis speaks up on the importance of breastfeeding her baby

Anne Curtis celebrates World Breastfeeding Week this month.

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08/07/2020 09:05 AM
Anne Curtis speaks up on the importance of breastfeeding her baby
Photo credit: @annecurtissmith IG

After becoming a first-time mom to baby Dahlia last March, Anne Curtis Smith-Heussaff joins women across the globe in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week which started last August 1, Saturday. The 35-year-old actress said that she has been exclusively breastfeeding her daughter for the past five months in her latest Instagram post last August 6.

She wrote, “(Big hugs to all the mummas)🤱🏻
And this month, marks the 5th month of my ebf journey. I will share that it wasn’t an easy start (everyone has their own journey), but I didn’t give up because I know the benefits of breastmilk for babies. I wanted to give my little one the best nutrition I could  ️

EBF is the most effective, complete & sustainable way of feeding babies from 0-6 months. If BF is continued beyond 2yo w/ giving babies appropriate & clean food from 6mon, this will help immune system, cognitive skills & brain development.”


Anne also shared important info about Breastfeeding Awareness Month which runs for the entire month of August in  the Philippines. “The theme for this year’s BF awareness month ay ‘I-BIDA ang Pagpapasuso Tungo sa Wais at Malusog na Pamayanan,’ at may apat na mensahe ang temang ito para sa pagpapasuso ngayong panahong laganap ang COVID-19.

“1st, ‘B’ ay ‘bawal magpasuso nang walang mask kung may sintomas o exposure sa COVID-19.’ Please remember that one cannot get COVID from breastmilk. The virus is transmitted through droplets or air. If moms are not sure of their COVID status or they have symptoms or are exposed to COVID, it is a must to wear a mask. It is important to practice & maintain the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) measures at home & in the community.

“2nd, ‘I’ ay ‘i-sanitize ang mga kamay bago magpasuso.’ Please ensure that moms are practicing good hygiene, hand washing, cleaning their bodies before their babies latch/feed.

“3rd, ‘D’ ay para sa ‘distansya ng isang metro mula sa iba kung magpapasuso,’ or the practice physical distancing.

“4th, ‘A’ ay ‘alamin ang mga tamang impormasyon tungkol sa pagpapasuso’ especially now that there are several sources of information: we have to know the right sources.

“Breastfeeding will also minimize trash, garbage or waste. This will help preserve our healthy environment.

“From myself, @unicefphils & Department of Health, happy breastfeeding awareness month! ”

In the same post, also addressed those mothers who cannot breastfeed their babies. “I just wanted to add - to the mamas who truly tried their best but BF didn’t work for them, you do you. Making sure your baby is nourished is what matters the most  ️,” she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Women all across the globe are celebrating #WorldBreastfeedingWeek (Big hugs to all the mummas)🤱🏻 And this month, marks the 5th month of my ebf journey. I will share that it wasn’t an easy start (everyone has their own journey), but I didn’t give up because I know the benefits of breastmilk for babies. I wanted to give my little one the best nutrition I could ❤️ EBF is the most effective, complete & sustainable way of feeding babies from 0-6 months. If BF is continued beyond 2yo w/ giving babies appropriate & clean food from 6mon, this will help immune system, cognitive skills & brain development. In the Philippines, the entire month of August is declared as Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The theme for this year’s BF awareness month ay “I-BIDA ang Pagpapasuso Tungo sa Wais at Malusog na Pamayanan,” at may apat na mensahe ang temang ito para sa pagpapasuso ngayong panahong laganap ang COVID-19. 1st, “B” ay “bawal magpasuso nang walang mask kung may sintomas o exposure sa COVID-19.” Please remember that one cannot get COVID from breastmilk. The virus is transmitted through droplets or air. If moms are not sure of their COVID status or they have symptoms or are exposed to COVID, it is a must to wear a mask. It is important to practice & maintain the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) measures at home & in the community.   2nd, “I” ay “i-sanitize ang mga kamay bago magpasuso.” Please ensure that moms are practicing good hygiene, hand washing, cleaning their bodies before their babies latch/feed. 3rd, “D” ay para sa “distansya ng isang metro mula sa iba kung magpapasuso,” or the practice physical distancing. 4th, “A” alamin ang mga tamang impormasyon tungkol sa pagpapasuso” especially now that there are several sources of information: we have to know the right sources. Breastfeeding will also minimize trash, garbage or waste. This will help preserve our healthy environment. From myself, @unicefphils & Department of Health, happy breastfeeding awareness month!💙 I just wanted to add - to the mamas who truly tried their best but BF didn’t work for them, you do you. Making sure your baby is nourished is what matters the most ❤️

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