Thursday, 4 August 2016

The beginning of our breastfeeding journey

So with it being world breastfeeding week, I thought it the best time to start my first post regarding my breastfeeding journey.
This is a big thing for me as I didn't manage to breastfeed as long as I would have wanted with T or L and in the end they were both formula fed for much longer than they were breastfed. 

I am hoping that my journey with R will not come to the same result as either of the others. 
This is my last baby and it is just something I feel strongly about this time. 

Both T and L had bad latches for various reasons of their own which inevitably, made our breastfeeding journeys short lived. 


I have a small stash of frozen breastmilk already! 70oz to be precise and R is only 3 week old! 
That is something I am extremely proud of! 

With both of my other girls, I didn't really have much of a let down or oversupply. I couldn't pump more than 2oz between both boobs. This made it very hard to store any milk as by the time it was pumped, it was being fed to a baby. 


R has a brilliant latch on the boob and is very easy to latch on! This has meant that the pain I experienced with both the other girls wasn't half as bad. It means that I haven't been discouraged from the start!



I am currently storing it in the freezer with the icecream however think I will need to relocate to the chest freezer soon as the stash is ever growing and not actually being consumed yet!

And I'm pretty sure my partner would like his icecream drawer back!

3 comments:

  1. Congrats and good luck! I didn't want to breastfeed my second baby as I had unexpected troubles with the first, and ended up formula feeding, and it tore me apart. Still, I offered it to my second and we're almost 8 months into it ... longer than with my first. It's been an amazing journey. I'm hoping you're able to continue for as long as you like this time!

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  2. I'm sure you'll have a great, long time breast feeding her. I also breastfed my daughter for a short time, though when I have kids again, I also plan on breastfeeding them until at least up to a year and a half.. Have fun with your lovely angel!

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  3. We make our own ice cream, so our ice cream bucket is taking room in our small freezer with all my milk as well! We barely have room for our food with that stuff in there! I'm sorry to hear about your difficulties. I thought I was going to be exclusively pumping for the rest of my baby's life until she hit 4 months, she went back to the breast without my forcing it. It was a miracle. A mama is still a mama no matter how you feed your baby. You love her and your child loves you just the same :)

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