Mum’s Journey: Introducing Lucy
Hi everyone, I’m Lucy. I’m mum to my baby girl Kora who is 16 months plus another baby due in June!
This pregnancy has absolutely flown by. I can’t believe in just a couple of short months I’ll be running around after two...
With my past breastfeeding experience, I really struggled with building and maintaining my milk supply and therefore lasted 4 months. With baby number two, I hope to get past the 4-month marker and breastfeed as long as possible without setting unrealistic expectations for myself.
It’s Time to Get Organized!
This time around I’m feeling more organised when I think about our breastfeeding journey.
With Kora, my first, I was very unprepared for things like boosting my milk supply and doing what I can to prolong the journey. This time I’m totally ready with my lactation biscuits (I personally think that they help with my supply) AND my Freestyle double electric pump. This will be a total time saver used alongside the Medela bustier.
My first time around I only had a single pump, so I can’t wait to be able to get pumping done in half the time!
I Wish That I Knew About Double Pumping The First Time Around!
Previously, I had a single breast pump and felt like I was either feeding or pumping all the time. Because I was doing only one breast at a time, it could take me over an hour on the one breast to even pump half a bottle and then I still had to do the other!
I know that, for the first few months, feeding is quite often around the clock but I really believe having a quality double breast pump is going to be super handy in lifting some of the load and saving precious time.
Everyone is Different. Every Breastfeeding Journey is Too!
I know how tricky breastfeeding can be for each person and how different each journey can be so I don’t want to set a potentially unrealistic goal for us this time around.
With my increased knowledge about breastfeeding and the right support, I feel like I have the best chance to get past my previous milestone of 4 months. Then onto 6 months, then 8 months, then who knows!
I’m going to do all I can to assist my supply. I just need to listen to my body and baby.
How would you describe your breastfeeding journey? What do you wish someone would have told you before you got started? Let’s have a chat and support each other here or on the Medela Australia Facebook page.