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Robin Padilla is pro breast-feeding

So much so that he made a video (complete with background music!) to express his gratitude.
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The unofficial face of Philippine machismo is a strong advocate of breast-feeding.

His wife, former TV host Mariel Padilla (Mariel Rodriguez), gave birth on November 14 and the couple had been public with her struggle to produce breast milk. On November 20, 2016, Robin even posted an Instagram video of a tearful Mariel frustrated about how she can't feed their baby.

The couple resorted to formula, but Mariel was able to come through a few days later, a triumph once again documented on Instagram.

As the Padillas' breast-feeding journey continues, Robin reinforced his breast-feeding advocacy with this lengthy message, which he captioned under a photo of his wife and baby daughter, Isabella:

Walang tatalo sa gatas mula sa Panginoong Maylikha na idinaan sa dibdib ng mga INA. Kaakibat ng gatas na ito ang pag ibig ng Nag iisang Dios sa sanggol at ang matamis na pagmamahal ng isang ina sa kanyang anak. Hindi madali ang magbreastfeed dahil bukod sa bugbog ang kanilang mga dibdib sa labing dalawang oras na pagbibigay sa pangangailangang pagkain ng Anak ay nagiging napakaingat din ng ina sa kanyang kinakain upang maging masarap, masustansya at umaapaw ang kanyang gatas.Tunay na ang kalikasan ang kapatid ng kalusugan. Maraming salamat sa aming kapit bahay sa pagkakakalbo namin ng kanilang punong malunggay kayat nagpapasalamat kami kagyat sa mga kaibigan na nagpadala ng mga malunggay food supplement. Napakaganda po ng daloy ng gatas pati ako nakikinabang na rin.????????????

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REPUBLIC ACT No. 10028

AN ACT EXPANDING THE PROMOTION OF BREASTFEEDING, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7600, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “AN ACT PROVIDING INCENTIVES TO ALL GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE HEALTH INSTITUTIONS WITH ROOMING-IN AND BREASTFEEDING PRACTICES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”

While a lot has been said about brotherhood, Robin has been impressed with the sisterhood he's witnessed among breast-feeding mothers. Yesterday, February 20, Robin created a video montage honoring this bond. In it, he notes how Camille Villar came to their rescue when Mariel couldn't provide enough milk. Mariel, in turn, helped new mother Rufa Mae Quinto in her hour of need. The clip, which plays "Amazing Grace" in the background, ends with the words "Breast Friends." Aw. 

Good for you, Robin, for supporting your wife all the way.

Robin Padilla is on the cover of Esquire's February 2017 issue on stands now.

This article does not intend to pressure mothers to breast-feed their children. We believe that infants should be fed and nurtured, whether it's breast milk or formula.

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