This year I was asked to be a Medela Mum and work with Medela throughout my feeding journey. Of course I said yes. I spent 4 1/2 months expressing milk for Lamb as he struggled to latch and it was much easier for both of us to feed him breast milk in a bottle.
The reason he couldn’t latch will probably mean baby number 2 won’t be able to latch either (or at least I’m preparing myself for this!) Unfortunately I don’t have big enough nipples! Sorry for TMI.
However you choose to feed your baby isn’t an issue, it’s that you are feeding your baby and that you’re both happy and healthy thats important.
I will try my hardest to breastfeed baby number 2. I’m more experienced this time, I know to use shields if he’s struggling and I can inform the midwives straight away that we may struggle with our feeding journey. Having said that, I will be taking my pump to the hospital with me in case I stay in overnight and need to express to feed baby.
A little bit about the app…
MyMedela which is compatible with Android and IOS devices has been specially designed to support every mum’s individual feeding journey offering a truly unique tracking service for breastfeeding and pumping sessions, as well as baby’s key activities. Supporting mums further the new app also provides relevant expert advice, information and top tips, personalised at every step. It is compatible with Android and IOS devices and is free to download from the app store.
I’ve had a little try on the app and it looks really good. Obviously I won’t be using it properly until baby number 2 is here, but from what I can see it’s going to be really helpful. One thing I like about it is you can input whether you’re solely breastfeeding, combi feeding or solely expressing. This is perfect for me as I expressed milk for Lamb, and I will definitely want to express second time round, even if it’s just once a day so daddy can feed him and give me a little break.
I’ll update you once I’ve used it for a few weeks with my thoughts and opinions.