When it was time to give up breastfeeding completely, I pictured a painful experience of engorged breasts, mastitis and a baby who was NOT happy about the change.
I’ve come out on the other end of this journey to tell you that this is not how it has to be!
This morning I cut you off from the bar, kid.
I didn’t know last night that I was going to get up and make this decision. I didn’t know when I woke up to your coos in the other room, or as I stumbled on your daddy’s slippers as I tied my robe on the way to your room.
I recently posted a question to a Facebook mum’s group about introducing formula to my breastfed baby. The question was about reflux and quantity not about the choice to do so.
I got met with some pretty harsh criticism from ‘breast-is-best’ advocates and it got me thinking. For me it is a choice to wean onto formula so I can eventually go back to work, but for other mums the choice is made for them.
Last weekend I spent my first night away from Jaxon. It was my sister-in-law’s Hen’s Night and as one of her bridesmaids it was our duty to show her a good time.
I had spent the better part of 2 months loading up the freezer with breastmilk especially for this event. Having pumped between 200-250mLs extra a day to stock the freezer.
That’s why this story is so tragic!
If you are about to have a baby or recently welcomed a newborn into your world you will likely have thought long and hard about breastfeeding.
Although it is not all skin to skin bonding and staring out the window smiling at the sunset!
here are lists galore about what you need BEFORE baby is born but what about AFTER baby is born?What do you need to stock up on before baby is born that will get you through the first few weeks, when leaving the house may not be an option?Below is my top 10 items I could not live without in the first 6 weeks with Jaxon.
Want to increase your milk supply but don’t have hours to slave away in the kitchen baking cookies or hand making vegan, low GI, keto muesli bars?? Yeh, me either.