Now that Navy is 10 months old, I feel as though I finally have a hang of this mom thing. There are a few items that got me through and I wanted to share my must haves while breastfeeding.
First things first. From the very beginning I Was pretty bullheaded when it came to breastfeeding. I didn’t allow myself to even think I wasn’t going to breast-feed or that there was another option. This thought process worked for me. It’s not for everyone but it’s how I get through.
There have been times when I’ve seen my milk decrease some. Whether it was because my period starting, working out or change in my diet. I had a couple of things in my back pocket to help me increase it… Besides the obvious relax and eating a lot!
While we are on the topic of breastfeeding, I can’t go on without sharing the breast pump I’ve used. Medela actually sent this to me when I was pregnant. When I first opened the box and saw all the parts, I was overwhelmed. But after using it about 5 times, I got the hang of it and now I can use it with my eyes shut.
A good carrying bag and cooler
Keeping it real and real simple when it comes the the bag and cooler I’ve chosen to use. These have worked for me and I don’t feel like they are screaming, “hey I’m about to pump!”
Lots of skirts and T’s
Since wearing a dress these days is rare it’s nice to get dressed up. Even if it is just to the grocery store. Which sometimes is the highlight of my week. By choice. I’ve become such a home body these day. It’s been quite enjoyable.
Since getting a good facial is out of the question if you’re breastfeeding, having a personal Microdermabrasion wand is a must. This is by far one of my favorite beauty products. My recommendation is to start off on level one. Even if you don’t feel like it’s doing anything. Do this for a few times (once a week) and then move to setting #2. Give your skin a chance to recover. If you are breastfeeding your skin will be slightly more fragile.
Water bottle that measures ounces
Everyone could use this great find! Sure there are a million water bottles out there that measure ounces. But are they pretty?