Three months ago, I was on the road determined to blaze the trail of breastfeeding. Patch was a great latcher in the beginning because he made my milk come in almost immediately. Even though he was born four weeks early. It was the complete opposite of Pumpkin whom I struggled with to get any milk for weeks after birth. Soon after being treated for Jaundice,
Babies. There always seems to be some challenge. First was premature birth, then jaundice, then hip dysplasia and now gas/blood in the stool. I am trying to breastfeed, but he doesn’t latch consistently or should I say consistently well, so I am following my Exclusive Pumping schedule I had with Pumpkin. Which means I am pumping every 2-3 hours. Luckily, I have a pretty good
I’m at five weeks post-partum and I wish I could say I have this breastfeeding thing down, but we don’t. Truthfully, I can’t even say that I’ve given it a ton of effort. Why? Didn’t I want to breastfeed? Yes. But I’m too tired to even care. I said it. I’m so tired. We’re so tired. Patch grunts through the night which is triggering my
I am so excited because this weekend is MommyCon OC! I have attended two previous MommyCon events and they have definitely grown and improved over time. This year I am expecting again and I’m really looking forward to the talks on “Cloth 101” and learning how to use a Ring Sling which I’ll be using for the first time with this baby. I also want
It’s World Breastfeeding Week this week! While the week is from August 1st – 7th, August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This month, I’ll be re-visiting my breastfeeding story, talking about exclusively pumping, what my plans are with baby #2 and covering new products/apps that help with Breastfeeding/Pumping. No matter what your journey is, you should celebrate any effort toward Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is HARD people.
As pumpkin would sign…all done. After 19.5 months of exclusively pumping…we are done. I have a surgery on my hand which is going to make it near impossible to pump, so I figure it’s a good time to be finished. I’ve blogged about my breastfeeding difficulties. I used a hospital pump rental to help increase my supply. At one point I was pumping 8-10 times