To mark the World Breastfeeding Week, Anne Curtis took to social media to open up about her breastfeeding journey.
On her Instagram page, the actress remarked that her experience breastfeeding for the first time has been filled with unforgettable moments.
The It's Showtime host gave birth to her first child named Dahlia in March last year.
"17 months of breastfeeding in some pretty random places. It wasn’t easy. I had my own struggles (let’s just say there was curling of toes & frozen cabbage involved—thanks mum) but it’s been an unforgettable first time journey so far. One I’ll always cherish. All the little moments shared between her and I (hair pulling and biting included)," Anne shared.
Anne also opened up about her experience when she started lessening her breastfeeding as her daughter started eating solid foods.
"I also just want to share that there’s one thing I wasn’t aware of, that I kinda wish I knew—when I started dropping feeds (when food became her main source of nutrients) my hormones started changing and I was just very quiet and felt somewhat melancholic... I didn’t really notice till Erwan called me out," she said.
Anne relayed that she found out that it's because of the drop in two hormones which happens if breastfeeding starts to decrease.
"Did myself some reading and learned that it’s because of a drop of prolactin and oxytocin levels when you start to lessen feeds. 😭 But since I am weaning slowly, and breastfeeding only 2-3 times a day na lang, it’s become somewhat a gentle wean that’s helped me not have such an abrupt shift in hormones.. but there’s definitely something that changes," she said.
"So there, just thought I’d share that this happens… just in case you’re like me, and didn’t know and can prepare yourself for when that time comes.. I am definitely treasuring every moment of my bf journey while it lasts," she added.
Anne also has a reminder for breastfeeding mothers like her.
"To all the mummas whom have had their own personal struggles with breastfeeding. You do you. You and your doctors will know what works for your little one and will keep them happy, busog, and content," she stated.