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DOLE to employers: ‘Lactation stations’ good for breastfeeding moms’ morale


There’s nothing wrong with breastfeeding in the workplace. In fact, it boosts morale, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

More Mothers!

“WENDY and Tinkerbell” ART BY GCF

The population explosion has created a lot more mothers than could have been included in last week’s page. So here they are now. Happy breastfeeding!

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Coping with changes: what to keep in mind about baby’s bowel movements


A quick scan of parenting forums that Filipino moms frequent show that among the top questions asked have to do with changes in their baby’s bowel movement. It’s certainly a topic of foremost interest and concern.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Save the Children: Don’t dilute breastfeeding provisions of Milk Code

save the childern

Save the Children has advised lawmakers and aspiring candidates in the upcoming congressional elections in May 2013 “not to tamper with provisions in the Milk Code, which promote breastfeeding over milk substitutes.”

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

This mother finds the photo ‘scandalous’

I think the picture itself was extreme. The way they staged, styled and put a condescending headline to it was to me, offensive and bordering on scandalous. And let me make it clear that what I am reacting to was the manner in which they presented Attachment Parenting and not the fact that we have an extended breastfeeder in the photograph.

Posted: June 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Filipino moms speak up: How extreme is extreme?


The May 21, 2012, issue of Time Magazine, depicting a mother breastfeeding her standing three-year-old toddler, has caused an uproar worldwide. Breastfeeding advocates are divided: while others claim how long the breastfeeding period lasts is the mother’s prerogative, others insist such children are being set up for dysfunction in the name of “attachment parenting.” Here, Filipino mothers speak their minds on the matter.

Posted: May 30th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Luxurious skin care for moms-to-be–and babies, too


My mom always said that the third sex is really a pregnant woman. Pregnancy brings about strange changes in the body that one never gets used to, such as dry patchy skin, discolorations, sensitivity to smell and taste, and the overall emotional rollercoaster you are on. Next to pregnant women, babies and children have the [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

The young generation takes to boob jobs


When radio personality Angelicopter (Angelica Schmeing-Cruz) was breastfeeding her firstborn, her bra size went from 34B to a cup D. After lactation, however, she felt as if her breasts shrank. While she was buying a bra, she asked for her usual size. However, the saleslady insisted she was an A cup. “I was in denial,” [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Confessions of a milk machine


While pregnant and confined to bed rest, I had read several books, from pregnancy to parenting, baby-proofing to breastfeeding. On my list was the La Leche League’s hefty tome, “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding,” which I read along with several articles online. I watched how-to videos. I wanted to be as prepared as I could [...]

Posted: June 15th, 2011 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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  2. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  3. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  4. This is not just a farm
  5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  6. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  7. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  8. Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  9. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  10. Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  1. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  4. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  5. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  6. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  7. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  8. Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby
  9. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  10. This is not just a farm
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


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