A while ago, a school parent and I were talking about breastfeeding and she told me she felt like a cow everytime she pumped. I still remember that. I completely agree with that statement! I returned to work temporarily after I had my youngest. I would pump using my Medela Pump. Well a month into work, the pandemic came along and I started working from home. Boy was I glad, since I was pumping to relieve myself, as my son has always refused the bottle. My husband would come up so I could feed him. I felt so guilty, that my son was starving because he refused the bottle! Anyway, the plus of working from home, is being home with my kids. I really disliked pumping and discovered the haakaa breast pump. This is why you should get the haakaa breast pump!
My little one is 17 months old and we are still going strong with breastfeeding. It's safe to say every mom has a goal of when to stop breastfeeding. For some it's for a few months, 6 months or once baby turns a year. There are many reasons for a mom to stop breastfeeding. Whether it be going back to work, pregnant or maybe just wants her breasts to herself LOL Breastfeeding past a year old was not my goal. I said once he turns one I am done. Well guess what? It was not up to me. My son is still nowhere close to ending breastfeeding and I am 100% ok with this!
Having a newborn is already tough enough. Add breastfeeding to the mix and it becomes a lot harder and MORE exhausting. I decided to nurse my youngest. This was brand new to me as I did not breastfeed my first two sons. Bottle feeding was so much easier than breastfeeding. Why would I want to breastfeed? Well, there are so many benefits to breastfeeding and this time around I had the time to do it. You can read my experience with Breastfeeding vs Formula – My Experience to get a perspective of both! My first 2 sons are both under a year apart. Therefore, I was super overwhelmed and new to parenting, at the time. There are a few stages you go through breastfeeding newborn - 12 months.
Blog #73: Everyone has a different experience breastfeeding and formula feeding their baby. You have to do what is best for you and your baby. That is what’s important. I have bottle fed and breastfed my children and so here is my experience! Irish Twins When I first gave birth to my son, I was [...]