Motherhood remains to be one of the most challenging endeavors women brave through. Oftentimes, maternal self-care is overlooked but it doesn’t have to be. Together, let us advocate the importance of maternal health and breastfeeding because aside from wanting the best care for our children, #MommyMatters too.
This coming November 12, 2022, from 1 to 3 PM, the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority—through its flagship project, Milk Matters—will be hosting Mommy Matters, a parenting convention where mothers from around the Philippines can gather via Zoom to talk about the ins and outs, the highs and lows, as well as the joys and challenges of being a mother.
This year’s convention, entitled Mommy Matters: Me & My Child, features invited speakers, not only renowned in their respective fields, but also mothers themselves.
Our esteemed speakers will tackle breastfeeding care and maternal health & fitness, and will share useful tips and must-knows for how to properly take care of one’s mental well-being as a new mother. To register for the event, you may visit (bit.ly/MomMatters22).
While the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority advocates education for mothers by hosting conventions like Mommy Matters, it also takes action and conducts milk pickups alongside partner communities. Milk pick-ups are coordinated by the Sorority, through the Milk Matters project, and are arranged via courier pick-ups for mothers who want to donate extra pumped breast milk. The milk is stored in a cooler which is then sent to the PGH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to sustain a steady and stable supply of breast milk for the sick infants there. Mothers in attendance during the event are encouraged to donate breast milk for this worthy cause and may sign up at bit.ly/BreastmilkForPGHNICU.
Milk Matters also manages an online Facebook community for mothers where they can find timely and research-backed infographics about maternal and child health and converse with each other about motherhood. Mothers around the country are encouraged to join the said Facebook community (bit.ly/BreastfeedingMama) to find community with mothers, doctors and advocates who support the cause of #BreastIsBest.