At some point in our pregnancies, we start to make a mental list of the things that we will need for the baby; stroller, crib, baby carrier and for many, a breast pump. These large purchases need some (or a lot) of research. I hear you, this can be very overwhelming. You might find yourself asking: what do I REALLY need? Do I buy a breast pump or not? And if so, which one should I get?
Breast pump = Freedom.
I definitely recommend investing in a breast pump if you plan on being away from your baby at all in the first year and would like to continue to feed your baby breastmilk. This could be for working purposes, for date nights or just for some time to yourself (for me, I needed one in order to teach Prenatal Yoga in the evening). I love my breast pump for freeing up my schedule. Baby having to always be with you 24/7 can be intense. I love my babies, they are my everything, but sometimes I need a little get-away to appreciate them (and fill up my mama cup). For...
About a month before my second baby was due to arrive, I thought it might be a good idea to get out my nursing clothing and gear from my first baby that I had packed away. Having quick access to your breasts is ESSENTIAL when breastfeeding. All of my tank tops and bras where well loved, a bit loose, but usable. Besides, in the early days of motherhood, it is a lot of just spending time indoors at home and getting to know your baby and learning how to breastfeed.
Yes, I said LEARN. No matter what anyone tells you, breastfeeding is a learned experience (for both you and your baby – it’s new to them too!). I always tell my prenatal yoga students that breastfeeding is like breaking in a pair of Birkenstocks. At first, they give you blisters and hurt your feet, but then they become buttery soft and your favourite pair of sandals. My advice to you is to get a good start to this unique journey. A great way to do this, is buying good breastfeeding gear.
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