Breastfeeding is an oddly controversial topic. I felt strongly in that I wanted to do it but I couldn’t care less if you decide not to. I’m not here to shame anyone. The first 4 weeks of breastfeeding were harder for me than the 41 weeks I was pregnant.
In today’s new video, I’m sharing my breastfeeding journey, from supplements to mastitis, weight loss and sports bras. We shot this a month ago, and I am still breastfeeding. Tommy will be 10 months next week. He has however started to bite me… that is the only update I feel inclined to add… ????????
Watch the video above or if on mobile, click here or the picture below.
In the video I mention the following sites and products (some are affiliates links):
Best Nursing Bras, via Lucie’s List
Juno Sports Bra, Moving Comfort
Tata Tamer, Lululemon (Mine in the video is an older design)
Lanolin for sore nipples
Soothies Gel Pads for nursing mothers – must have if your nipples hurt! These are expensive at $8 for 2, so try to snag as many as possible from the hospital 😉
Nursing Pads for leakage
New Chapter Post Natal Supplements
Have a question? Leave it down below.
I was just telling my husband this about the helpful/unhelpful “it gets better” advice -- our son is 1 month old, and breastfeeding is already worlds different than it was 2 weeks ago! At that point I was seriously contemplating just exclusively pumping/formula feeding, and now I actually see the potential of exclusively (or primarily) breastfeeding, even after I go back to work in 3 months. Breastfeeding is such a tricky topic and I think there is such limited true honesty surrounding it.
My one tip for you, in that you’re going back to work and he will need to take a bottle, is to give him a bottle of pumped milk regularly starting now if you haven’t. I didn’t do that because I didn’t “need” to but when I go away, it’s painful for Nick and his grandmas to give him one because he won’t take it. He basically doesn’t drink milk at all but now he can at least drink water to stay hydrated.
Love your post, and entire blog! 🙂
Keep up the great content.
Thank you! I needed this today. My son is three weeks old, and sometimes it’s just so hard. Especially that middle of the night, eat eat eat time. Did you ever feel like he can’t possibly still be hungry ? he eats just so much!!
It’s a comfort thing! Sometimes they just suck for comfort which is why pacifiers are popular. Have you tried one yet?