As National Breastfeeding Month comes to end, I have learned that SUPPORT is one of my main reasons women continue to breastfeed. I read on the United States Breastfeeding Committee’s website, “Within the first two days, nearly one-quarter of breastfed babies have already been given formula, and by six months, less than half of babies are breastfeeding at all.” So make sure your doctor knows you are going to try breastfeeding and don’t hesitate to ask for help! The professionals have seen and heard everything, so go ahead and ask for help. I literally had a lactation nurse AND my husband’s hands on my breasts while Bryce tried feeding for the first several times to help me out! And yes at first it felt weird, but then my milk came in and it became easier and easier, and soon became like 2nd nature. So my biggest advice is don’t quit at first – try and try again. It’s one of life’s win-win situations as baby gets the best nutrients for him/her and you save money and loose weight haha!
I have to share this picture that was sent to me when I asked you to share the weirdest scenario you found yourself in feeding or pumping. Again, SUPPORT is a great example of this picture as she shared with me her friends had to help her pump while at a KISS concert! Now this is truly a rock star chic.
Even after 7 months of breastfeeding there are 2 things I still need to work on. I have to drink more water and pump more thru the day as I have started going every 6 hours now with work so we have been using more formula. Bryce is also eating baby food. We want to try making most of our own – do you have any tips? Please comment with your helpful suggestions! And how crazy is this – our pediatrician says now studies are showing babies should be eating fish and peanut butter earlier as opposed to all those years they warned everyone with babies to stay away. I can’t wait to try giving Bryce peanut butter in his oatmeal next month, hopefully no trips to the ER due to allergic reactions!