Liezl - New Mom in a New Country

Spilling the Milk: Breastfeeding Chats

Mar 7 2023 • 29 mins

My guest is Liezl, who has a 3 year old girl and 10 month old boy. She is originally from the Philippines, had her babies in California, and now lives in snowy, cold Michigan.

If you’ve ever stayed home with a baby, or a baby and a toddler, much of what she shares will sound familiar. Liezl is very honest as she shares what it feels like to be trapped inside with two little ones while husband is away for work and she cannot drive.

She also shares about her two very different births:

  • Premature birth of her daughter
  • C-section with her son
  • Feeling upset with how birth was managed by health care providers

Milk Supply
Liezl mentions that in Filipino culture, it is common for women to use malunggay leaves to increase milk production. This supplement is called Moringa in the US, and there are studies supporting its use as a galactagogue (milk supply-boosting supplement).

Mental Health
Liezl shares how she felt postpartum and how she manages her mental health.

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