Grace Msalame with her twin daughters. Photo: Courtesy.

Renowned media personality, Grace Msalame has joined other women across the world in marking the World Breastfeeding Week that runs from 1-7 of August. In celebration, she opened up on her first experience breastfeeding her twin girls and as she reveals, it was nothing like she expected. Although she did not grasp the breastfeeding concept immediately like she hoped she would, Msalame said she is looking forward to going through the journey again with her third baby on the way.

“In honour of breastfeeding week 01-07 August! I remember how nervous I was at first, I thought it would be an instantaneous natural act for both mommy and baby, only to realize that baby has to learn how to latch and mommy has to get used to the new normal. It’s a whole science figuring out what works for you to increase your flow.  I’m looking forward to beginning this journey again, still nervous with the same concerns like will I have enough flow, will he have trouble latching, will I manage exclusivity… yet still, all in all, thrilled andf7 feel very blessed to be given a chance to experience this again, a little older and wiser and a much calmer mother (well I hope) with a little experience this time… nine years later!” she wrote.

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As a word of encouragement Grace urged first-time mother’s to take the process easy and learn as they go. She further advised lactating women to get enough rest and eat a healthy diet.

“Breastfeeding looks so effortless and such a beautiful bonding moment with baby which you only learn is a journey to get to that point… so to mums to be, especially first-time mom’s because no one really told me this… take it a day at a time, be patient with it. The best part is all the necessary goodness this does for baby’s physical and emotional health! That keeps you going on days when you’re running low on supply. Try and get sufficient rest, eat well, express if you can and it’s a plus if you have a good support system- that really goes a long way.”

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Pregnancy announcement

The Unscripted With Grace host recently shared news of her third pregnancy with her fans on social media with breathtaking pictures cradling her growing baby bump. The social media personality is a mother of 9-year-old twins, Raha and Zawadi and is more than ecstatic for the arrival of her third born.