August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and look who we spotted advocating it and in the most unlikeliest place? Mom of two Rica Peralejo Bonifacio, who shared on her social media recently why she chose to do direct breastfeeding.
“I do only direct feeding. No bottles. Which is why this guy has to be glued to me for now, 24/7!” she shared on Instagram. “I seem to have given up some life,” she quipped. “My trade-off now is that I cannot go anywhere without Manu. And there are places where Manu cannot go. Which means Mama cannot go also,” Rica added.
Rica’s choice means bringing her almost 2-months-old baby (she gave birth to Manu on July 10) on an early morning errand, despite the rainy weather over the weekend, because “some things must be done.” Yesterday, August 5, 2019, the mom-of-two dropped by Casipit Dental Group to have her teeth cleaned. The dentist, Dr. Pritzi Arce, who’s also a mom, “adjusted her techniques” to accommodate Rica’s hungry baby.
“She didn’t turn on [the] lights and did a lot of manual cleaning so baby can be spared of water and particles flying into the air,” Rica shared, as electric cleaning can be “noisy and messy.” The dentist also offered to set the dental chair on a higher angle so Manu can have a more comfortable nursing position.