Mariel Padilla faces first challenge as a mom: "I don't have enough milk."

IMAGE Courtesy of @marieltpadilla on Instagram

Mariel Padilla wishes to produce more milk so she can breastfeed Baby Isabella.


Robin Padilla and wife Mariel Padilla welcomed their first baby, Maria Isabella, on November 14.

The Kapamilya host is currently in Delaware, U.S.A., where she also gave birth.

Read: Mariel Rodriguez gives birth to a baby girl

On Saturday, November 19, Mariel posted a cropped photo of Baby Isabella on her Instagram account, and expressed her undying love for her baby girl.

Mariel wrote, "I love you so much my angel Isabella. The kind of love I never knew existed."

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FIRST-TIME MOM PROBLEMS. Six days later, things have been well except the feeding part.

Early today, November 20, Robin posted on Instagram his latest video call with his wife, who became emotional while talking about not having enough breast milk to feed Baby Isabella.

The TV host sobbed, "I don't have enough milk. She's so hungry and she gets no milk."

In the meantime, Mariel resorted to feeding the baby with formula milk.

She told Robin, "I searched for this, it's organic, but it's still formula. I really didn't want to give her formula.

"It [milk] will come but, for now, I have to feed my child, and if formula is the only way my child can eat, then I will have to feed my child formula."

She continued, "Imagine, the milk came on the fifth day. Imagine if I didn't give her formula, she'd be hungry for five days!

"Can I do that to her?

"I want to just have more milk."

Meanwhile, Robin explained the importance of breastfeeding babies especially those under six months.

One of the most important benefits of breastfeeding is it protects infants from a long list of illnesses.

Robin wrote, "Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria.

"Breastfeeding lowers your baby's risk of having asthma or allergies.

"Plus babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first six months, without any formula, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea."

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