being MVP: Tips for Breastfeeding Until Your Baby Is A Year Old: Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with Dr. Brown's Baby & Giveaway!

Tips for Breastfeeding Until Your Baby Is A Year Old: Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with Dr. Brown's Baby & Giveaway!




Wow I can't believe that in less than one week Mason will be one. What's more unbelievable to me is that I have been nursing him until this time. With Kenzie I stopped around 9 months because she was not taking the milk I was pumping at work and being stubborn with formula and bottles in general. Since Mason is taking bottles with some aversion to formula, I didn't mind pumping at work until this time. Plus as the months passed and I kept saying I would stop, I just kept going because it became less and less time towards the one year mark when he can technically switch to whole milk. 


Tips and Products for Successful Breasfeeding


Here is how I successfully have been nursing for almost a year:
  • If you are unsuccessful in getting your latch with the help of the lactation consultant at the hospital, do invest in a private session.  I was in so much pain and trauma trying to feed Kenzie and getting the correct positioning.  However, after searching out a private lactation consultant at the hospital, we were on our way!
  • Buy tubes of Lansinoh Lanolin.  Your cracked nipples will thank you.  It's safe for the baby to feed with this on so liberally use.
  • Make sure to stay hydrated with tons of water.  This will help with the "build up" of milk and I always felt "fuller" when I consumed lots of liquids.  
  • Eat steak.  With Mason, I ate a lot of steak.  He was always in the 90+ percentile until he started becoming more mobile.  My milk supply kept up with his ravenous feedings and I believe this may have been because of the iron and protein from the steak.  Hubs made steak at least 3x a week and we had other meats in between.
  • Don't be scared of formula.  After giving birth to Mason, I don't know if it's because he was a boy and my hormones were all different than with Kenzie, my milk supply didn't come in at the hospital.  I had no hesitation in taking those 2 oz formula bottles to supplement his hunger.  Plus it got him used to the bottle nipple.  There has not been any issues with nipple confusion.  Kenzie, on the other hand, was on the boob 100% from birth and didn't catch on to the bottles since I didn't introduce them to her until much later.  Spoon feeding an infant milk was not very easy for my mother in law.
  • Invest in a good pump.  I didn't really know much when I had Kenzie and my knowledge was, if it costs more, it must be the best.  However, the pump I chose has been fantastic and I have used it for both kids.  I just bought new parts and it was good to go.  I love the portability and I can even pump while walking around the mall - seriously.  
  • Get good storage bags to store the precious milk.  I just write the date, toss into freezer and then send off to my mother in law.  
  • Breast pads.  These stink in general but I like the Lansinoh ones because they have a fold to them and are large.  I tried to go without and let's just say it's like a wet t-shirt contest that no one wants to look at.
  • Nursing Cover.  Get a large nursing cover with a sturdy neckline to see your feeding babe.  I love the Bebe Au Lait covers because they are easily tossed into the wash to clean and roll up small for your diaper bag.  I could never pull off whipping my boob in public to feed so a cover is a must.  
  • A nursing pillow will save your back.  Dr. Brown's Gia Angled Breastfeeding pillow keeps baby angled to help in digestion and will reduce reflux.  It's stylish and functional plus has a cover that you can wash!

Lastly, just keep trying and ask for help if you need it.  If you get a great latch and babe is full, super duper!  If it doesn't work for you and you've exhausted all your remedies, don't fret.  Formula is fine too :)  Happy Feeding!

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33 comments:

  1. I would love to have the skincare products while breastfeeding!

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  2. I would like the Double Electric Breast Pump

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  3. Oh, I LOVE the training cups. They look so easy to use for little ones. Also, the breast pump/accessories. It all looks LESS confusing from back in the day. I found one of my moms old breast pumps from 93' and boy did it look crazy complicated lol.

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  4. I love the pacifer clips!
    http://www.drbrownsbaby.com/pacifiers-teethers/pacifiers/pacifier-clips

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  5. I also like their Deluxe Electric Sterilizer.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  6. I like the flexees teethers

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  7. The Dr. Brown's Breat Pump looks fantastic! I love the shields, they actually look comfortable!

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  8. i love their bottled, the pink and blue !
    lisae819 at yahoo dot com

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  9. The Deluxe Electric Sterilizer.

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  10. I would like to try the wideneck bottles

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  11. The Breast Shells look like a great idea

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  12. I like their Deluxe Electric Sterilizer. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I also like the Breastmilk Storage Trays!

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  14. I like their bottles for baby who have reflux.

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  15. I like the Food Storage Pods & Stackable Freezer Trays

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  16. I like the double electric breast pump.

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  17. I like the giraffe and watermelon teethers so cute

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  18. I like the Washable Breast Pads

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  19. i like Dr. Brown's Natural Flow® Pink & Blue Bottles

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  20. I liked the Dr. Brown's training cups.

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  21. I like the natural flow bottles in pink

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  22. I love the glass natural flow bottles!

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  23. Was just wondering who the winners were, ty.

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