HORMONAL IMBALANCE during BREASTFEEDING

Back to 2018 and 2019 when I stopped breastfeeding. This breastfeeding in particular started exactly in February 2008nand never stopped for a day.

Now 2021, I have lost weight. All I needed was being in Zimbabwe and eat natural food. I also started to feel the hormones stabilising after a year a that was 2020. Some things will never change as I have gone under 3 cesareans and thats very harsh for a woman’s Godly body.

I remember having deep conversations with midwives and Lactation professionals in Netherlands about my gaining of weight because of hormonal instabilities due to breastfeeding and GMO food, medication after ceasareans.
Many people were now arguing that a human in general should lose weight during breastfeeding, until I opened a ground for women who gained weight.
When I breastfed. My breasts became very big. I produced milk for 10 children and anyone who would want milk for the whole village could come and get some if the possibility was there.
I ate a lot especially when Jonathan, my son was born. He is a big muscled boy.
I gave milk to them for 6 consecutive months before they could eat anything. I never gave them any solid food. I magine how my sleeping patterns were like. Let me put this in points when I am going to post this on my blog.
After 6 months of milk only. I started giving them solid food as they were ready to digest properly. My children started immediately holding touching, feeling the solid food. I didn’t have to grind all of it. I wanted their MOTORIEK to be stimulated. Ofcourse how can I not know this when I helped my mother with my 2 little twin brothers when they were born. Even though they ate porridge, they still got chewy food to improve their motoriek.

Back to my weight. I was surprised that people in Europe would argue my experience based on research. Yet they then only spoke about women who go under ceasareans and never manage to breastfeed or only breastfeed for a few months. Only to stop because the dried up.
Yes medication through ceasarean can have side effects too. I refused to give my children any form of milk in hospital
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Below you see me interacting with a lot of mothers who would come for Mbereko program telling their stories and that way we exchanged experiences a it was a good way to know myself and my situation much better. A BabyCarryWorkout program that I started was not for nothing because it made us as mothers realise how much we miss bonding with our kids whilst trying to heal from postnatal depressions and other situations of wanting to go back to work before we are totally healed.

Published by Bereka Ne Mbereko

Muchaneta was now living in the Netherlands, far away from home and her extended family. Perhaps it was the distance or the time away from her roots that led her down a path to reconciling her traditionally African approach to child rearing with the new modern European scientifically tested advice she was consistently receiving. In doing so she began to craft out a unique path for herself and her growing family.

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