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About 30 mums from the Breastfeeding Mums Facebook support group under sg.theAsianparent came down with their babies for a fun-filled meet up. Some said it felt like a gigantic family reunion!
In the picture: Jasmine Tan-Tai sharing some of her experience with other mums.
A few of the parents – Tan Kai Hui and Khu Jia Vui were gracious enough to come forward and share their expertise in baby wearing with live demos!
Some of the baby-wearing while breastfeeding tips included the signature T.I.C.K.S method - which tells you safe steps to feeding your baby. Click here to watch how Jasmine does it.
Amongst the many activities planned, they had some downtime sharing parenting tips and breastfeeding stories while dining.
As some mummies were discussing the methods of baby-wearing while breastfeeding, the conversation started evolving towards the topic on breastfeeding in public.
While some may have been shy to share, having the babywearing educators and advocates there helped to open up the conversation.
It really showed the great support system these mums have by learning from the other mummies within the group.
While the mummies discussed parenting strategies, the babies got to play around in ball pits. Score!
Meeting other mums helped tremendously in providing a more fulfilling motherhood experience as breastfeeding groups are extremely helpful for to-be mums who are new to this or for those who are nursing veterans but desire to reach out to help those who are not.
Many felt that support groups such as these build help build community.
It opens doors to build friendships, create lifelong relationships, find comfort, receive valuable advice, and so much more.
As NTUC UFamily are active advocates for breastfeeding at work, they kindly sponsored the venue for the event, providing further benefits for mums and to-be-mums.
They held a booth at the event to educate and take our mummies through some of the programmes they have that supports breastfeeding mums in Singapore such as the Workplace Breastfeeding Mentor Programme.
Support groups such as these are more than just breastfeeding. It brings about all sorts of parenting discussions, and parenting methods regarding child development and school. It can even bring about new friendships amongst your children.
At the end of the meet and mingle event, it was truly inspiring to see the strong friendships and support that has come from the Facebook group. Quite a few mums had trouble leaving as they were so engrossed in their conversations!
The Breastfeeding Mums support group is specially created for all breastfeeding mummies from Singapore!
This mother of two eats enough for two as well! She loves to take long walks to find different food havens.
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