Former KTN news anchor Joy Doreen Biira shares how naive she was as a new mother

Former KTN news anchor Joy Doreen Biira knew almost zero as a new mum. The popular news anchor, who now has two kids, took to social media to share how she had to struggle with motherhood while starting out.

“Before I became a Mom, I didn’t even know how to change a diaper (being a last born left me little room to learn that stuff despite my begging to have a younger sibling). When I had my first born, breastfeeding was a whole new subject altogether… while I read widely about what to expect, I didn’t even know what latching or burping was really about practically!!! She said.


I cannot count how many times my hubby helped me burp the baby literally everything was new and overwhelming and little by little I learned all I could each day. Returning to work 3months later felt like 3 days later. The schedule was hectic and balancing the breast milk pumping/expressing and work schedule was tough. When I was in a hurry to leave home after 45minutes of pumping, I’d still be at 30ML (I know I’m not alone) then give up and rush to work and drive back home during lunch time to pump again, And this all was unnoticed at work so I thought my then editor @mkaranja might not have noticed if he did he kept it a secret). And imagine on a chill day when not in a rush, I’d do over 150ML in the same time period. (I learnt that good and pumping is also about peace of mind – a relaxed mind). Through it all, I managed 7months exclusive breastfeeding before starting to supplement with formula (about the same time we started weaning/introducing solids)”

“I’m on my 2nd baby (in pic – he’s 3years 4months younger than the 1st) and I can now proudly say I’m a #pro at #breastfeeding, burping etc and committed to with the 2nd one. .
Just want to encourage mums out there, WHO CAN, to choose breastfeeding. one of the benefits I got from breast feeding with my first son was he never got a cold or cough or fever until he was 2 years old.boosts the immune system for babies, increases babies IQ among other benefits.”

Doreen Biira shares that she will return to TV despite top government job, Says she wants to work with Julie  

Former KTN news Anchor and official East African Correspondent for Deutsche Welle (DW) Doreen Joy Biira is thinking of making a comeback to TV but didn’t give a specific date or year for that matter when it might happen.

The anchor ditched media early this year after getting a fat offer from Ministry of Mining where she handles the communication office.

The view

Fans wanted to know if she’s making a comeback soon to which she said she will definitely do. And when she comes, she hopes Julie Gichuru will be her colleague.

“Will you return to TV? I’d like to see you on ‘The View’ kind of set. Name 3 co-hosts you’d like on that show?” A fan asked in a Q& A session with fans.

Doreen replied:

“Yes I will return to TV and ‘The View’ kind of set is a good thought for sure. The three co-hosts I would like on the show include Nancy Kacungira, Rosebell Idaltu Kagumire, Adelaide Changole and Julie Gichuru.”