One thing a Breastfeeding Mom needs ASAP
Are you planning on breastfeeding your new bundle when it arrives?? If you do, read it till the end as this blog post is all about helping you during your breastfeeding journey.
When you are preparing for an arrival of your beautiful bundle everything you buy is most likely for the baby. We read books, articles and whatever else we can find so we know how to prepare to be a parent. It would never cross my mind to do any research on breastfeeding. Have you done your research on breastfeeding and all that you need to have the most successful journey??
I know I didn't. I honestly thought that breastfeeding is one of those natural things that your body will just do-ha big mistake. It takes work and it takes a lot of patience but it is so worth it if you ask me. Today I want to talk about one thing that it is supposed to help Moms during the first few weeks of this amazing journey. It is called Hakaa Pump.
When I had my daughter I had no idea there was such a thing. So what it does it catches your let down milk from the opposite breast that is not feeding at the moment. In short, no wet shirts! I say that is a win already! As crazy as it sounds in the first few weeks if not months you may experience a lot of milk let down. It is totally normal so don't freak out! You can use breastfeeding pads made specifically for your bra so you don't feel wet all the time and you don't need to charge your shirts or bras constantly but why would you waste the GOLD milk like we like to call it.
In the first few weeks of breastfeeding baby usually feeds between 2-3 hours. As much as we want to be there to feed our baby it's nice to have a little break from time to time even if it is just to go to a store or have a relaxing message. With my daughter I was so frustrated because I was wasting so much milk I eventually started putting milk bottles under my breast to catch all this gulden juice. One time I caught at least 5oz of milk just during breastfeeding's on the other breast. Like how amazing is that?? That is one feeding at least depending on the baby!
Also there is something called Milk Savers that you can use instead of the breastfeeding pads that also catches your milk throughout the day! I believe these two products are life savers for breastfeeding Moms and definitely must have so make sure you put them on your shopping list!