The Return of Ishmael (I Hope)

This blog is back from hibernation mode!

After months of on-off-on-off blogging, I now have the time to continue posting about my adventures,  many of which happened many years ago.

A lot of things happened these past months, of which the most earth shattering would be the birth of our little princess, Samantha.

Our babies are doing good and growing fast. We are so busy taking their photos and videos since they will be infants for a very short time. We know we have to enjoy this period of their lives.

Samuel and Samantha gave me a crash course on fatherhood. I wanted to share all the lessons with all of you, especially the noob daddies like me. Thus, I will post my fatherhood adventures from now on.

I have been in this blogging journey for almost a decade now. This blog started as refuge for my broken heart then became my travel companion. It is under transformation once again and I envision it to become a sort of journal of the life adventures of Familia Ahab.

Interesting things are coming and I hope that you join me in the new chapter of this blog.

Malunggay Wars! TaiChi vs Natalac vs Mega Malunggay

Malunggay Increase Breast milk supply
My Beloved Wife Lei is determined to breastfeed our Little Samantha now that she's a stay-at-home mom.

She followed every advice for increasing her milk supply. She eats masabaw food like tinola and nilaga. Almost all of our ulam are filled with malunggay since it is known to boost milk supply.

Unfortunately, sabaw and fresh malunggay leaves are not enough. Lei noticed that she couldn't keep up with Little Samantha's demand. So, she decided to take malunggay capsule despite the fact that she abhors taking any kind of medicine or pill.

Lei tried three malunggay capsule brands, namely, TaiChi Moringa, Natalac, and Mega Malunggay.

TaiChi Moringa

Little Samuel's ninang introduced Moringa to us and thus this is the first brand that Lei tried.

Moringa boosted Lei's milk supply but not enough to meet Samantha's demand. I guess this is because Lei took it only once to twice a day.

I believe that TaiChi Moringa is the cheapest among three malunggay supplements. It is available from Mercury Drug and other drugstores.


Natalac malunggay food supplement
(Source: Joys of a Wife & Mom)

Natalac was recommended by Lei's Ob/Gyne. Unfortunately, Natalac is 1 peso per capsule more expensive than TaiChi Moringa. Also, Natalac’s capsule has fewer milligrams than TaiChi.

We didn't buy any Natalac capsule again.

Mega Malunggay

Mega Malunggay from VPharma
(Source: VPharma)

We discovered Mega Malunggay when I stumbled Joy Mastilla’s blog while searching for tips on boosting Lei's breast milk supply.

Mega Malunggay from VPharma is only available through online delivery. Good thing that VPharma has a website where we can order their malunggay capsules.

A box of Mega Malunggay, containing 100 capsules, costs 950 pesos.

Lei noticed that her milk supply increased after drinking Mega Malunggay. I am not sure though if it’s because Mega Malunggay is better or just because she takes 3 capsule a day.

Baby Samantha is two months now and she looks healthy. I believe that she’s also advanced for her age since she’s starting to do things that are normally done during 4 to 6 months of baby’s development stage.

This just proved that breast milk is indeed the best for babies.