Alyanna Martinez-Macam encourages fellow moms to keep on breastfeeding
By Kristelle Bechayda
Breastfeeding doesn’t come easy for some mothers. While other moms have no difficulty nursing their child, there are those who suffer from low milk supply and need to take lactation supplements or boosters. In an Instagram post, celebrity mom Alyanna Martinez-Macam encouraged other mothers to keep on nursing despite their struggles.
Alyanna has been breastfeeding her one-year-old daughter Adalynn since her birth and has managed to feed her daughter without resorting to milk formula or even the aid of lactation boosters to increase her milk supply.
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Celebrating a whole year of completely directly breastfeeding @adalynnrileymacam 🤱🏻 And yes, for those of you asking and needing motivation when the going gets tough, we did it with absolutely ZERO pumping, bottles, formula, supplementation, pacifiers, lactation boosters or anything else. Just direct feeding on demand 24/7. It did not come easy or painless but it is definitely do-able so don’t give up if you are trying to reach your own nursing goals. I have cherished every single nursing session despite the tears on both our parts at times. Having survived latch issues in the early days, upper lip tie that has since been revised, painful clogs, milk blebs, blisters, mastitis, nursing on demand throughout the night EVERY SINGLE NIGHT since she was born, teething, pinching, slapping, gym-nurstics, you name it but the worst for me was the phase of biting when her top 4 teeth erupted all at once😖But it’s been all worth it in the end. The best gift I can give my baby that money can never buy but will benefit her, her entire lifetime 🥰 So nurse on Mama, you are enough and you are all and everything your baby wants and needs 💕 Fed is of course always best but breastfed is better🤱🏻Our matching tulle skirts by @ateliermarianeperez 🎀
“It did not come easy or painless but it is definitely doable so don’t give up if you are trying to reach your own nursing goals.” Alyanna wrote.
The actress herself has had her own share of difficulties like latching issues, mastitis, and even the usual on-demand nursing. She shared that the most challenging part was when Adalynn grew four top teeth at the same time. Despite all that, the proud mom cherished every single nursing session.
“It’s been all worth it in the end,” she said. “The best gift I can give my baby that money can never buy but will benefit her, her entire lifetime.”
“So nurse on Mama, you are enough and you are all and everything your baby wants and needs (heart emoji). Fed is of course always best but breastfed is better.” she ended.
Alyanna tied the knot twice with photographer Roy Macam back in 2016 and the couple welcomed their first child, Adalynn Riley, on January 2018.