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Coffee for Breastfeeding Moms from Mother Nurture

After a year and four months, tipid pa rin kami sa gatas. Iba talaga pag breastfed si LO (Little One); tipid na tipid. Mas may pera para sa future.

Hindi parating may gatas si SopranoMom. Sometimes, need pa magstimulate ni baby ng kabilang nipple para lumabas ang kakaunting gatas. Okay lang yun e. Ganun daw talaga sabi ni Doc Alba. Kailangan mong kumayod para kumain, in this case – dumede.

Sabi pa ni Doc, kung ano ang kinakain ng ina, nakakaapekto sa gatas niya. Minsan – napakape si SopranoMom; 3 in 1. Ayun, todo iyak ang bata. Mukhang nalalasahan niya ang pait ng kape. Buti hindi na trauma. Nakaget over na siya nung lumaklak ng 1.5 liters na Nature’s Spring si SopranoMom.

Nakaka-miss daw talaga ang magkape.

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Mother Nurture introduces the first-ever lactation Choco and Coffee mixes in the Philippine for breastfeeding moms. Available in Chocolate and Coffee mixes, the pro-breastfeeding brand has been nurturing Filipino mothers and championing the cause of breastfeeding through their online (FB) stores and resellers.

Lan San Juan-Perez, the woman behind Mother Nurture products, became aware of the challenges in breastfeeding of many Filipino women. After successfully re-lactating to breastfeed her second child, she became an ardent advocate. Lan firmly believes in the many benefits of breastfeeding.

here is a cup

here is a cup

Lan San Juan-Perez

Lan San Juan-Perez

Mother Nurture Choco and Coffee Mixes

Mother Nurture Choco and Coffee Mixes

“Breast milk is the perfect food to give to an infant. It has all the necessary nutrients that they need for immunity and to protect them from common infections.  Breastfed babies are shown to have higher IQ, language ability, visual-motor abilities, emotional and intellectual developments. All these things will benefit children later in life,” Lan explains.

While on her breastfeeding journey, Lan noticed that there were very few local products specifically formulated and deemed safe for pregnant and lactating mothers. This is especially true for Coffee drinks. Although there was Malunggay Coffee available, the labels usually caution pregnant and lactating mothers against drinking them because of the caffeine content.

This encouraged Lan to formulate, develop, and market what we now know today as Mother Nurture products. She believes that Filipino women like herself should be able enjoy luscious chocolate and coffee drinks that are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Lan also added that since breastfeeding women are more careful about the food and drinks they take, they usually miss drinking coffee. Coffee contains caffeine which may cause fussiness in breastfed babies.

Lan’s search for breastfeeding friendly products led her to create her own brand of drink mixtures with carefully selected and locally-sourced ingredients. The Mother Nurture 7in1 Chocomix and 7in1 Coffeemix are packed with breast milk production booster or galactogogues such as Calcium Lactate, Malunggay power and Ashitaba. It also has Gotu Kola, a herb that helps relieve mental fatigue and boost blood circulation. Both products are sweetened with Stevia, a healthy sugar substitute that helps in insulin secretion and is a known antioxidant.

These unique ingredients make Mother Nurture products not only safe for pregnant and breastfeeding moms. It is also safe for diabetics, hypertensive, acidic and even kids. They are also Halal certified.

Nursing moms are often and tired and hungry. Breastfeeding burns as much as 500-calories, thus it’s no wonder moms have a voracious appetite. Because of their amazing sacrifice for giving birth and nursing mothers deserve as much pampering as possible.

Not diverting from the need to stay healthy, breastfeeding moms need to eat as much healthy and nutritious food to sustain their milk production and energy. As a breastfeeding mom, one should be more aware of the food they take and the possible effect these foods have for their nursing child. The Philippines is abundant in Moringa or Malunggay which is a known milk booster and the main ingredient in Mother Nurture Drink Mixes.

Mother Nurture products are made by a mom for moms. Lan Perez stressed that many Filipino women are struggling to balance having a job and taking care of their families. Those who choose to stay home to focus on their family may still find ways to earn and become mompreneur like herself. She opened her products for online sellers. She currently has more than 150 partner reseller stores, fellow breastfeeding moms and advocates nationwide.

Through her products, she is not only helping fellow mothers enjoy a wonderful breastfeeding journey. She is also empowering women by giving them a chance to earn while taking care of their babies full time. After five years of online entrepreneurship, Mother Nurture is now officially launching products after earning the approval of the FDA.

Mother Nurture Drink Mixes are a delicious and nutritious way to boost breast milk production.

Despite continuous advocacy and information dissemination on the benefits of breastfeeding, Filipino mothers have yet to fully understand and appreciate the wonderful benefits of exclusively breastfeeding their babies.

The 2014 State of the World’s Children report from UNICEF showed that only 34% of Filipino infants 6 months and below were exclusively breastfed. And only 34% of this number continues getting breast milk for two years. Most Filipino mothers choose to provide milk formula for different reasons. Some claimed to be unable to produce breast milk while others consider formula use to be more convenient.

Ako Siya at Ang Kwento Ng Timpladong Kape

Mahilig kami sa kape. Pero ayaw namin ng kape na “instant” o kape na timplado ng ibang tao. Pihikan kasi kami sa init at lasa. At ang totoo, pag nagtimpla kami ng kape, isang tasa lang. Nagshi-share na lang kami.

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May mga pagkakataon na ako ang nagtitimpla. Para sa akin, ang kape ay dapat may creamer. Dapat hindi gaano katamis at sakto din ang pagkamapait. Pag ganun ang pagkakatimpla ko, gustung gusto ko ang kape. Pero siya, hindi.

Pag siya naman ang nagtimpla, tinatamisan niya. Mas onti ang creamer o minsan  naman wala. Mas matamis kesa sa usual na kape. Kung ang batayan ay ang 3-in-1, katumbas yung kanya ng 3-in-1 plus 1. Kape pa rin po ang pinag-uusapan natin at hindi ice cream.

Nakakatuwang isipin na ganito kami for the past 4 months, pero nagdecide kami na ibahin na ang nakagawian. Hindi na kasi nagiging maganda ang araw-araw na pag-angal namin sa timpla ng isa.

Magtimpla ka ng kape mo, magtitimpla ako ng kape ko.

Medyo aksaya di ba? Aksaya sa tasa, sa oras, at sa kape. Hindi ko rin naman n auubos parati yung akin. Hindi rin naman niya nauubos yung kanya. Pero dahil sa lasa at estilo, kailangan talaga namin magtimpla ng separate.

Tignan natin ang timpladong kape ko. Sigurado ako, mami-miss ko ang timpladong kape niya at ganun naman siguro siya. Pero sa ngayon, kanya-kanyang kape muna.

Tara, kape tayo!

 

Memory Miyerkules S2: Kape at Tinapay

Isang mabilis lang.

Alam ba ninyo yung kasabihan na “Walang matigas na Tinapay sa Mainit na Kape”? Totoo yun! Napatunayan ko nung bata ako.

Pero hindi naman ako mahilig sa kape talaga. Kahit ngayon, hindi ako fan ng mga starbucks, coffee bean, at seattle’s best. Kung kape lang din, magtitimpla na lang ako ng NESCAFE sa bahay. Mura pa! May 3-in-1 pa, kaya hindi mo na kailangan mag-ala chemist sa pagtitimpla.

Marie Biscuit

Marie Biscuit

Gusto ko sa kape, yung maraming coffeemate.

Anyway, balik tayo sa Tinapay.

Noong buhay pa ang lola ko, parati siyang may stock ng Marie Biscuit sa bahay. Yun ang favorite niya dahil malambot lang yun. Malutong pero malambot sa bibig pag nabasa na ng laway.

Ang technique sa pagkain mo ng Marie Biscuit, ibababad mo muna siya sa kape para mabasa at kumapit na ang lasa bago mo kunin gamit ang kutsarita na panghalo. Sabay shoot sa bibig.

Walang panama ang Pan de Sal na kaninang umaga niyo pa binili at matigas na sa tanghali.